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Accountant with 1 year corporate experience

Postby S.Louis » Thu, 08 Sep 2005 6:39 pm

Halo people,

Hi I am newbie in here. I am just wondering, is it gonna be hard for someone with almost 1 year work experience as a graduate accountant in one of the largest retail company in Australia to find a job as accountant (such as audit) in Singapore?

Just as an information, the person is young Indonesian with Chinese background and Australian-educated.

Also how much would that person earn on average?

Cheers,

Mate in Singapore

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Postby cygnus1 » Sun, 02 Oct 2005 11:16 pm

hi there

i'm also from indonesia and very minimum working exp.
n very much would like to know the avg salary for accountant in sg too.

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As a guide

Postby ringo100 » Sun, 09 Oct 2005 5:56 pm

The starting rate for big four is $2,000 per month, after one year $2,200, then a jump to $3,000ish in year three. Bonuses for that grade are around 1-2 months.

It is standard across big four but i'm told PWC have the best benefits. It is easy to find a job at the moment especially if you've got some experiance, but you need to apply now as my firm has just two intakes Sept and Jan.

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Postby cygnus1 » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:52 am

thanx ringo

btw..if i may know..what firm r u from?
and about the bonuses around 1-2 months u mentioned earlier...does it mean the firm will give bonuses every 2 months?...

thanks again

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Postby cygnus1 » Wed, 12 Oct 2005 12:58 am

o and 1 more thing

personally which one do u think is a better career option between accounting and banking....

tx!

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Postby ringo100 » Thu, 13 Oct 2005 10:45 pm

Bonus is one a year and at entry level it is 1-2 months of salary.

As to which one is better, i've never worked in a bank so I don't know. For job security Audit is excellent at the moment a qualified auditor from the big 4 could almost work in any country they wanted at the moment, well if they had the right language skills. I decided I wanted to work in Asia and within 2 months had a job.

Banking is such a wide job description it could be 20 different jobs.

3-4 years in the big 4 then move on to a bank or MNC might be the answer. It is very rare you can go the other way.

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Postby cygnus1 » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 1:09 am

so .. are u saying that it's better of to go to big 4 first as a security auditor for 3-4 yrs...and after that maybe banks or MNCs?

btw...s.louis why did u leave australia for singapore instead?...just out of curiosity..i believe that a carrer in aust. is also prospective...pls share..

thanx ringo!

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Postby ringo100 » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 3:00 pm

I don't know really. If you ever want to work in audit you need to train there early. It is very difficult to make a switch later. If you want to work in Banking. First decide what you want to do because there are so many different jobs, trading, settlements, retail, relationship management, IT, risk, FX, futures, analyst, internal audit; the list is huge. Some will benefit from big four experiance some won't. If the job you want does, then maybe start in audit.

Audit is also good experiance for working in any business in the world, as long as you keep a creative mind. Sometime audit will drive that out of you.

I'm not sure what a security auditor is.

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Re: ..

Postby chemsium » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 10:13 pm

ringo100 wrote:I don't know really. If you ever want to work in audit you need to train there early. It is very difficult to make a switch later. If you want to work in Banking. First decide what you want to do because there are so many different jobs, trading, settlements, retail, relationship management, IT, risk, FX, futures, analyst, internal audit; the list is huge. Some will benefit from big four experiance some won't. If the job you want does, then maybe start in audit.

Audit is also good experiance for working in any business in the world, as long as you keep a creative mind. Sometime audit will drive that out of you.

I'm not sure what a security auditor is.


hey ringo u work in pwc ah? hey ask u ah is ACCA graduates quite common in big 4?

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Postby ringo100 » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 9:52 pm

Nope not PWC. And yes ACCA is quite common. My personal opinion is most of the accounting bodies/exams are the same. ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, CPA etc. Getting experience is key.

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Postby chemsium » Tue, 18 Oct 2005 3:53 pm

ringo100 wrote:Nope not PWC. And yes ACCA is quite common. My personal opinion is most of the accounting bodies/exams are the same. ACCA, ICAEW, ICAS, CPA etc. Getting experience is key.


hmmm then u working in one of the big 4 right now?

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Postby cygnus1 » Thu, 20 Oct 2005 9:04 am

iis it true that the average accountant salary in sg is around sgd2000 per month? how bout from companies other than big 4? for example like mining companies, construction, properties, etc....anybody has a clue?

thanx in advance

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Postby ringo100 » Fri, 21 Oct 2005 1:07 am

The starting salary for a new graduate auditor is about $2,000 per month. As to an accountant, it is difficult to say as the job description could mean so many things could be $1,500 to $3,000 for a newish recruit but it depends on so many things.

The big 4 all have vacancies now.

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Postby cygnus1 » Sat, 22 Oct 2005 9:17 am

wow...so new accounting graduate can earn as high as sgd3000, but depends on the company i guess, huh? maybe the work industry or someting?
if you're an auditor, obviously you have an accounting background, correct?i'm from indonesia, and would like to get CPA,etc... in sg..my question is that are they internationally acknowleged?

thanx in advance

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Re: As a guide

Postby khurram1981 » Mon, 17 May 2010 5:45 pm

Is there any chance of job in Big four with ACCA qualification and eight yrs experience


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