finance career path, next step
I think my next step upward would be a cfo, like be my boss, manage a small size company's finance department report to the owner.
But, again, like what I saw, it would be a lot work: review, signature, manage relationship with peer VP, sling shit, avoid shit, LOL, manage odd and stupid team member, silly question. politics, and deal with rude and thrifty owner, for not much more pay.
In small company, CFO wasn't paid a lot, some are even paid lower than myself, LOL, (i am at 80k. btw) . at 100k+ there will be a lot of scrutiny, judgement, that employer want to squeeze money every day, though they pay their electrician 90k just fine.
What other option for me?
I am kind of all-rounded finance guy now, which specific path bring more $?
process improvement analyst? pricing ? special project management?
I have seen these titled guy around my place, they are probably paid better than the finance / accounting guy for what they do.
and their stuff dealing special project is actually more interesting than day to day financial stuff. Those roles are usually capped at 100k but I think they are more interesting, and maybe not as many supply as a general finance role has.
And another question is how easy to get to self-employment role in finance field?
How easy company want to accept consultant into their finance team?
what kind of role is that?
Do I need to open a company myself or just apply jobs and ask for self-employment status?
thx all for any advice.