Currently in a role similar to a “financial analyst” with about 2 years experience. What does this path lead to ultimately? What other options are there to pivot to

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Leads to senior financial analyst. Jokes aside financial analyst is a very broad term what is your exact role.

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Kinda had the same issue. Roughly same YOE just left my “financial analyst” role for b4 consultant

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Financial services focusing on Capital Markets for now. Hoping to touch M&A a bit as well

Just started as a financial analyst and been wondering the same thing!

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Started as one and 6 years later I’m sr mgr of FP&A. I’ve seen others jump to controller roles and other move into data analysts. Really depends on where you want to take it. It’s a great way to get experience that can be applied in different roles.

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