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Old 05-04-2019, 04:57 PM
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I really want to help you out, so do ask if you have anymore questions
Iím a local uni acc grad who has worked 2plus years in corporate

My advice to you is that because not only do your batch and future batches need to take the series of SQP exams to become a chartered accountant, you will also have to work for a registered ATO
The audit firms are all ATOs, yes there are some other corporates out there which are ATOs but if you are in this for the very long haul, itís best that you begin in the audit firm

So
A) work in audit firm
B) pass your SQP exams
C) clock your 3 years of audit exp
D) get your CA cert

The world is your oyster in terms of accounting field

If you really feel that the pay is an issue, then donít go accounting route at all
Apply to the banks, commodity firms, corporate treasury etc
Basically go for the finance route, meanwhile also embark on the 3 levels of CFA, 2 levels of CAIA, or even the CVA at NTU
Thank you very much for your insight. You have played a great part in me determining my decision for the offers at hand.

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update: I've rejected both and went on with a Fortune50 MNC, FP&A role which is what I've always wanted to do actually but no luck with offers until recently.
Figured that it might be better to start of inhouse.

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update: I've rejected both and went on with a Fortune50 MNC, FP&A role which is what I've always wanted to do actually but no luck with offers until recently.
Figured that it might be better to start of inhouse.
Thatís good, do you mind sharing is it like a direct hire role or part of a graduate program? Will you still be planning to take the cpa qualification?

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Thatís good, do you mind sharing is it like a direct hire role or part of a graduate program? Will you still be planning to take the cpa qualification?
direct hire. Yes
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:42 PM
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Hey congrats

Rmb to apply for SQP

& take the CFA too

Try to stay in MNC sphere & really hone a focus

Will be tough going forward elsewhere without audit background
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I really want to help you out, so do ask if you have anymore questions
Iím a local uni acc grad who has worked 2plus years in corporate

My advice to you is that because not only do your batch and future batches need to take the series of SQP exams to become a chartered accountant, you will also have to work for a registered ATO
The audit firms are all ATOs, yes there are some other corporates out there which are ATOs but if you are in this for the very long haul, itís best that you begin in the audit firm

So
A) work in audit firm
B) pass your SQP exams
C) clock your 3 years of audit exp
D) get your CA cert

The world is your oyster in terms of accounting field

If you really feel that the pay is an issue, then donít go accounting route at all
Apply to the banks, commodity firms, corporate treasury etc
Basically go for the finance route, meanwhile also embark on the 3 levels of CFA, 2 levels of CAIA, or even the CVA at NTU

What if the situation is a comparison for Internal audit/Risk compliance role?

1) Big 4 risk assurance
2) Outsourced MNC consultancy providing IA/Risk assurance services (Higher base as well)
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