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What is the best exit you have seen out of FDD/QoE groups from Big 4? Any solid moves to IB/PE front office/strategy role? Or more MBA routes?

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PE not an option for those guys. MBA route to IB is possible, lot of ex-B4 at banks post MBA. Better IB teams mostly hire laterals from other IB teams.

PE is definitely an option. I’ve seen it a number of times. On an investment and operations side.

It is an option, though extremely rare. It's not something you would make a career decision of in hopes of making it to the next step.

I went to restructuring, know a girl at cerebus in ops

Thanks for the input, folks. It feels like the main concerns are that, after a certain period of time (5+ YOE), an FDD professional gets labeled as an accountant/ops person, which can lead to (a) capping out salary-wise or (b) never really seeing front-office finance opportunities and/or never being involved in the true strategy of the company or organization. It feels like re-branding via MBA or getting a hybrid role at a startup where you can shift away from acctg. are the best ways to scrub the CPA title and really get into more interesting and higher-paying roles. Am I wrong in saying that?

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