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I have worked in cost accounting (construction) for 8 years and received my bachelors in business from a good private university. I finally made the transition to a Controller position at a small commercial landscaping company doing $15M/year. I am leading a project to install new accounting software with a new general ledger, enhanced estimating processes, live data analytics from the field and accurate relevant financial statements. I received my CMA (certified managerial accountant) a year ago.

What is the next relevant steps for my career and education?

My initial thoughts are to put in at least 3 to 4 years at this organization changing the way they do business with the goal of doubling their net income. Is the next step going to a $50M+ company and working as an asst controller or divisional controller to gain experience at this level in a larger org?

Does an MBA, Executive MBA or Masters degree in accounting or finance make sense?

The goal is to become a CFO. Preferably staying in private equity companies.

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