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Posted: 2018-09-17 21:33
As the title suggests, I am an ex-public accountant (4 years of experience) who just left my firm for a position at Warren Buffett’s favorite bank. I left public accounting because I wanted to start working towards a role more front office role. I’ve previously networked with folks at investment banks doing equity raises and M&A but at the end of the day, I didn’t feel that it would be the right fit for me. That brings me to Quantitative Finance. I originally wanted to go to school and get a comp sci degree but the college I received a scholarship to/committed to removed their comp sci program the summer before I was to attend. So I went in as a finance major but the exit opportunities were almost nonexistent which led me to making the decision to finish wth a degree in accounting. Now after 4 years, I’m ready to leave accounting behind me and start on the road to a career that I think would be much more fulfilling. The idea of merging computer-based problem solving and finance has me very interested and I wanted to inquire about the different routes I should take to get to a Quantitative Analyst role. Would it be best to get a Masters in Applied Maths, Comp Sci, or even Quant Finance? Any advice, even if it is an opinion along the lines of “its too late in the game for that” (with some explanation) would be much appreciated.
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