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I was just offered an FP&A role in my company. How is the outlook on this industry?

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High. More companies looking for finance to play the co-pilot seat and be strategic decision makers by leveraging data. Less boring back office accountants

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McKinsey as a former manager in FP&A, I interviewed a couple of ex-consultants. The hardest part for me to get over is how your experience is relevant and why you are better than someone who has 5 years of experience in finance. I think the way to position it would be to say, I know how the pieces fit together, I know how to handle business partner disputes and how to use data to tell the story etc etc. A lot of people even with their experience don’t know how to do this.

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How did you transition to FP&A? I’m trying to do that but only have strategy experience

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Why do you want to join? I had offers out of undergrad but it's all around reporting, month end, and dash board. Was not capital budgeting or M and A

Very good outlook

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