M&A - Mergers and Acquisitions Professionals

looking into making a switch into M&A work (m&a consulting, FDD, etc). 1+ year of experience in accounting advisory, have CPA. What skillsets should i start learning now to help this transition?

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DCF modeling and great networking skills because there’s a decent amount of competition for those roles

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Bad advice

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Definitely do not need to know DCF. You just need actg knowledge for FDD and a more broad base on the deal process for consulting (with specifics on where you go along that process, ie strategy or diligence or implementation).

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I used to work with FDDs and we had a lot of people transitioning from Audit. I would also say that accounting knowledge is highly appreciated and also in our case most people came from within the firm. So I would strongly encourage to reach out internally (as this is also what the firms sell & support when you are first recruited) and try setting up a meeting with recruiting senior managers and partner.

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Ditto E1

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