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Would experience in big 4 FDD make one a competitive candidate for FP&A or other roles in a FAANG several years down the line?

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Yes, several examples on LinkedIn if you search for “financial due diligence” as a keyword, filter by People, Past Employer (Big 4), and Current Employer (FAANG)

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If you are a solid performer in FDD with multiple YOE, you should be thinking bigger than FP&A (good auditors can go FP&A). Don't let the little disgruntled seniors on this bowl mislead you. I've seen top rated folks got to banking, mid tier PE, and corp dev. Emphasis on top performers though. Good luck.

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Apologies! 6-7 months of FDD experience (after 1.5 in audit)

Super easy to get to fp&a in faang from fdd

If an FP&A gig comes up before making the internal transfer to FDD, do you take it or is FDD better? Especially if FAANG is where you would ultimately like to be eventually. My initial thoughts is FP&A experience is still better than FDD as it probably more directly relates to the FP&A or finance gig.

SA1 that’s helpful thanks, most of the roles I have been interviewing for lately aren’t those hidden accounting roles/hybrids. Mostly geared towards forecasting and budgeting.

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