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Hi all,

I have a questions and would appreciate all opinions from everyone:

Assuming regular working hours (9am-6pm) (no OT) , would an accountant in a big 4 (with local uni degree) progression/salary be considered good if he were to remain there for a long time (> 10 years).

The main reason for asking it is to monitor my own progression/increments in a different industry and would help during job switch. Thanks

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Hi all,

I have a questions and would appreciate all opinions from everyone:

Assuming regular working hours (9am-6pm) (no OT) , would an accountant in a big 4 (with local uni degree) progression/salary be considered good if he were to remain there for a long time (> 10 years).

The main reason for asking it is to monitor my own progression/increments in a different industry and would help during job switch. Thanks
Senseless assumption, might as well ask if sales has no targets to meet is the salary good.

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It wouldn't if we are talking about basic salary without commission.

The assumption is merely to put numbers what people may think is a good progression/increment is.

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you really think a lot.

accountant who refuse to work past 6pm will get fired in 3 months.
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Accountant from big4 that does not work OT... LOL thanks for the laughs.
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You guys (above) seriously need to start thinking more and reading properly. Seriously.

I am not an accountant. My purpose of citing a big 4 salary/increment is due to the transparency of its salary. This would allow people (like me) to find out what a fair yearly increment is.

If I do not state the assumption, you guys would say oh, it isn'ta fair comparison/accountants earn peanuts due to OT. So in order to remove such comments I added the assumptions.
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Big 4 and no OT doesn't go together. It's impossible. the reason why most people stay only a few years in the big 4 is because the hours are long and they burnout.

So that assumption is not valid in the 1st place, and that's the only comment.
if you are not even in accounting and doesn't do OT why benchmark against the big 4?
So what the salary is transparent?

It's like a bus driver benchmarking against a pilot?

You need to think more .............
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This is indeed a very weird question..
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You guys (above) seriously need to start thinking more and reading properly. Seriously.

I am not an accountant. My purpose of citing a big 4 salary/increment is due to the transparency of its salary. This would allow people (like me) to find out what a fair yearly increment is.

If I do not state the assumption, you guys would say oh, it isn'ta fair comparison/accountants earn peanuts due to OT. So in order to remove such comments I added the assumptions.
You are the one who needs to start thinking less and use a bit of common sense.

How does big4 salaries help you determine if your salary now is "fair"? You going to your boss to demand for a "fair" increment "assuming no OT for accountant" and benchmarking yourself to a job that has nothing to do with your situation?

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