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Has anyone looked at the CFA qualification? Currently a 2nd year Senior in audit at B4. Looking to pivot away from accounting and more into finance. Don't want to pay $$$ for MBA

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It is hard, but will open a ton of doors for you. If you can swing it, you should!

I looked into it a while ago and didn’t end up doing it, mainly bc I decided to stay the traditional accounting route and didn’t think it would add much value for me. But, if you’re going to do it, start now! The exams are really spread out so even if you start now you likely won’t even have the CFA until 2.5 - 3 years from now.

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I did it; started it as SA and finished my M2 year. Putting the hours to study during busy season is unreal but you don't have to stop working for a year or 2 unlike an MBA. They're different certifications though and both have pros and cons. Depending on what exactly you want to do later on that could influence your choice

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