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Would moving from audit to a financial analyst role hinder chances of ever making it to IB? FA role includes FP&A type work and working with financial models. I am also looking at transaction...

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services positions for the deal experience. I know TS might be better but how would the exit ops for the FA role be? Would IB still be a possibility?

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TS is objectively better than FP&A if you’re trying to get into banking

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Commenting because I’d also like to know.. need to get out of audit as soon as I am done with my PQ so I can finally do something I enjoy.

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Probably would need an MBA after the FA role to get into IB

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Yep agreed was planning to get MBA at some point. I guess the FA role would give me more time to study for GMAT than TS. Wonder which looks better for MBA application though?

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TS would look better in my opinion, and i know people who have gone from TS right to IB. But you’re also right that FPA would give you more time to study for IB.

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I know ts is better... that’s why I said it. Question was does the FA hinder/rule out my chances at IB

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