Great Exit Opportunity or Dead-End Job?

So I’ve been at Big Four for 2 years in audit, just got promoted, but still working on getting my CPA. I’d like to get out in the next month, but I don’t want to screw myself over and get stuck in a dead-end job. I’d stay at Big Four for another year if I had to.  My career goal is to become a controller or possibly CFO for a financial services company, maybe in PE/hedge fund.

Right now I’m looking at a senior accountant role that is with a company that does fund services. Basically, it seems like they do the books for various PE and hedge funds. I’m not sure what to think about such a role. Would this be giving me great experience in a variety of companies, or pigeon-hole me into a glorified bookkeeper job? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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