There is another CIPM vs. CFA discussion on the site, but I still have some questions:
I have just left public accounting, am a CPA, and now work as a financial analyst for a private energy company, which will likely IPO in the next 3 years. My responsibilities will include financial modeling for potential acquisitions, forecasting, asset performance evaluation, analyst day presentations, and the list will go on. After we IPO, the technical skills required for the job will increase tenfold as investor relations become more important.
So, which would be more applicable for me, CIPM or CFA??
To be honest I think CFA sounds a lot more relevant. It’s more recognizable which will help in investor relations, and as a financial analyst as well. CIPM might be a bit too specialized for your purposes.