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Accountant Job in Singapore

Postby yiivei » Mon, 16 May 2011 10:43 am

Hi all,

I have decided to come to SG to find job next month. But, i have some doubts in mind that need clarification for better preparation.

1. Is the opportunity for accountancy still high?
2. What is the salary range for an Accountant in Singapore? (In order for me to put down the expected salary)


Currently, i have 5 years of working experience in Malaysia, 3 years in audit (big4) and 2 years in commercial field. A CPA member.

Thanks.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 16 May 2011 11:23 am

Good luck. I feel you are going to need it.

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Postby yiivei » Mon, 16 May 2011 12:36 pm

Thank you in advance.

Does that mean i will have a hard time?

No matter what, i am determine to give it a try...

I have send out a no. of applications but to no avail. I have prepared myself for the worst and old fashion ways, by finding job when I'm there. Maybe this will guarantee myself to be in front of the queue?

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 16 May 2011 5:13 pm

Do you see yourself as qualified to work in industry (banking, insurance, fund management etc), or are you a 'plain-vanilla accountant' that'll work for a firm of accountants?

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Postby yiivei » Mon, 16 May 2011 6:06 pm

I can be qualified for some companies or otherwise.

I am sure that my current and past job scope and responsibilities will add benefit to any company irregardless of their industry. I may not be able to fulfill all the creterias or requirements, but I more than willing to learn and master it.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 16 May 2011 6:32 pm

A difficulty might be that companies can only bring in FT with specific proven talent that is not available locally, they are not in the business of hiring foreigners in order to 'train them up'.

Is it fair to conclude that moving to SG itself is more important to you than what job you might find?

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Postby yiivei » Mon, 16 May 2011 6:51 pm

There are few reasons why i make such a decision.

1. Reporting standard (i.e. IFS, IFRS, etc) is way ahead of M'sia.
2. GST (Msia might only be implement this next year or so)
3. And more

Or JR8, do you have any advices for me?

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Postby kuzyone. » Tue, 17 May 2011 4:45 pm

I think it is a good idea to start looking now, but I don't know if firms will be looking to pick up anyone until late summer. Business typically slows down around this point in the year as you likely know.

I'm looking to change firms as well pretty shortly. The work experience has been really good here. As for learning FRS I've found you need to pick it up and learn it yourself. The firm I'm at currently is not great at providing top notch training. At least not compared to my experience in the west.

Good luck with it. Go to the CPA events when they happen here. It is pretty much just a recruiting session with a short speech on the program.

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Postby yiivei » Wed, 18 May 2011 11:52 am

Thank you, Kuzyone for the feedback. Will try my best.

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Postby helvetiano » Wed, 08 Jun 2011 9:52 pm

Any update how the jobsearch went on?

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Postby yiivei » Thu, 09 Jun 2011 9:46 am

I arrived here last Sunday. Keep sending applications as of now. Granted myself two interviews next week.

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Postby yiivei » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 4:41 pm

Hope to seek some clarification from forumers.

A potential employer has tried to apply employment pass for me. But unfortunately, it got rejected. As told, the reason was insufficient support documents.

The employer has called to follow up with MOM. As per the officer, they said my status was wrongly declared. On their record, i hold PR status. But, how could this be possible? I never work in Singapore nor do i employ by Singapore Co. before.

Sigh~ really a bad days for me. Thou can start work next week...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 07 Jul 2011 5:22 pm

yiivei wrote:Granted myself two interviews next week.


:???:

How do you do that? Stand in front of a mirror and interview yourself?

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Postby yiivei » Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:43 pm

Sorry SMS. I used the wrong word.


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