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Ex-Pat wanting to continue Accounts Training in Singapore

Postby rubyavards » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 6:44 am

I am a 23 year old female who spent 3 months living in Singapore at the back end of 2008 with my ex-partner who was working for his own company there. I loved Singapore and now want to relocate and continue my Accounting training in a job role in Singapore.

I understand it's a real catch 22, you can't get an employment pass without an employer, and alot of employers won't employ you without an employment pass/work permit?!

I did 2 years at Brighton University on a teaching degree but left to start the AAT route to ultimately becoming a Chartered Management Accountant.

Does anyone have any advice they can give me as to what is the best way or am I trying to climb a mountain far too out of my league? I am currently in employment in the South East of England working as an Accounts Assistant but I loved my life in Singapore so much and know that it could give me so much of a better education in Accounting.
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Postby Zeenit » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 8:50 am

Complete your CIMA in the UK and by that time the financial climate should be better and getting a new job alot easier.

You would have the qualifications you will need to hopefully get a EP.

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Postby rubyavards » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 1:51 pm

For me to complete CIMA in the UK will take me another 4-5 years which is what I want ideally to do elsewhere or it defeats the point of me going. I want to make my move before I have any further financial responsibilities or family ties. I don't know if it would be easier getting into Kuala Lumpur? I wouldn't rule it out but I didn't feel as at home there as I did in Singapore. I thought about possibly trying to do it through a UK based company who has a branch in Singapore and get transferred but again I may be clutching at straws? I want to make a life for myself over there and give my all to a career there.

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Postby Zeenit » Wed, 01 Jul 2009 5:28 pm

Yes I am aware how long CIMA takes and also you need to do your case study and provide to CIMA that you have done this job before they will give you the certificate.

I am an accountant from the UK.

Do you know that a qualified Accountant can take home $3000.00 per month. So do your sums and see how you can survive on that including paying rent.

Having a expat lifestyle which I expect you had is not a cheap lifestyle and dont think you can have been unqualified.

Good luck.
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