Currently an A3 up for promo to senior in coming year. Have interviewed elsewhere and am expecting an offer for a fund accounting position at a quant firm. Not sure about it from LT Career perspective

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Given that you are interested in job title, If you don’t make senior at p dubbs then jump ship to another Big 4. Leverage your offer with the quant firm for higher salary. It’s too early for you to leave Big 4 and go to industry.

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I’m having a hard time seeing how a fund accounting role at a quant firm puts you on path to private equity. Talk to former PwC folks who landed at PE firms. Connect through your network. Find other successful paths through the firm by getting on projects with PE clients

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Any thoughts/advice?

Would you stay in fund accounting or would you move into the other parts of the quant firm eventually? If you switch and are limited to fund accounting?? Seems kind of dull to me. What does this role look like in twenty years??

Fund accounting? You want to make 70K a year for the rest of your life?

Would likely be limited to fund accounting, but would likely try to look at it as a springboard elsewhere. Not sure on the practicality of the experience as it relates to future job prospects

Consulting > fund accounting brah.

It would be a springboard to other fund accounting roles. Plus think about fund accounting in 20 years. Probably about half way through your career. How much of it is totally automated and done by technology. Real question OP: where are you REALLY trying to land? Role? Industry? Etc.

I think ultimate goal would be private equity

Thanks for the help/advice

Fund accounting at a quant firm to PE. It’s as doable as the Towel Boy for the Yankees transitioning to hitting leadoff. Just because you’re in the same industry does not mean that it’s a viable path. The talent pool for both positions are vastly different.

A& don't be mean. If you're so hot why aren't you in PE? Op just get on a PE client.

I fucked up my undergrad

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