Comment on Is a CPA Worth It? by DividendStacker.
Hi Slacker, hope you’re doing well. I just wanted to chime in as a CPA myself, who actually works in investment banking. You mention CFO above and I just wanted to note is very different from many typical CPA type jobs.
CFOs are generally long-term, forward looking minded, they need to have strong financial background, particularly in modeling, understanding budgeting and things like M&A. For this type of position, if it is what you are seeking, I would highly suggest an online MBA from a solid school. There are relatively cheap options out there, it’s what I did, and you kill two birds with one stone. An MBA/CPA combo will likely never go hungry.
I just personally believe taking random classes to fulfill the credit hour requirement is a waste of money, get some more career advancing letters with it 🙂