Can you break into investment banking as an accountant?
We’ve published so many success stories from accountants that the answer seems to be “yes.”
Just one problem, though…
They were all at Big 4 firms and therefore had the benefit of a strong brand name; in some cases, they even had firsthand experience working on deals.
But it is possible to break in even if you’re at a regional audit/accounting firm – like our reader today did.
It’s just that you might need a few more “hops” in between your current job and the one you’re aiming for.
Among other topics, we discuss:
- The process of breaking in.
- How to position yourself coming from an audit/accounting background.
- And the differences in the job itself at an accounting/valuation firm compared with an investment bank.
Into the Land of CPAs and Regional Accounting Firms