Short story: Got into accounting late and from a construction job costing point of view. Loved it and slowly moved over to general ledger accounting. At this point I have my bachelors in business management and just completed the CMA certification. My dream is to become a construction/services industry CFO for a company with revenue exceeding $500m. I am currently a controller at a small company ($15 million/year revenues) going through quick books replacement, initiating a program for yearly budgets, educating our operational and office staff on job costing, earned revenue and purchase orders. Building my relationship with the banks/lenders and our major vendors. What are some basic guidelines for me to achieve this from an education degree and certification point of view. Some options I am considering 1. Construction Finance/Accounting Certification http://www.cfma.org/education/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1114 2. MBA - (Villanova/Drexel/LaSalle) 3. Master's in Accounting and CPA Thanks so much for all your help!