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Old 10-06-2008, 11:58 PM
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Accountants are always among the top earning professionals in Singapore, with the top 8 taking home a median pay of $4.0 million in YA2007 and $3.7 million the year before.

Even our ministers and top civil servants have their remuneration benchmarked against accountants (along with 5 other groups of professionals).

According to the Robert Half International global salary survey, as reported in my paper today, an accountant with 5 years of working experience can expect to make "up to" $75,000 a year.

Internal auditors with as much experience can earn from $48,000 to $72,000. Poorer cousins?

But despite the high pay, many accountants are leaving the profession.

Quoted from my paper:
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"They face long working hours, high stress due to demanding deadlines, as well as a lack of work-life balance..."
That's why accountants do not rank at the top of my unscientific recommendation of best careers.

http://www.salary.sg/2008/accountant...ars-makes-75k/

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Old 26-11-2008, 11:33 AM
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Big 4 auditors have to get married and apply HDB flat by the 3rd year of their career because the salary exceeds $4k in the 4th year.

Problem is...no time to go pak-tor (dating).
I was clocking from 830am to average 10pm every weekday night. There was a period where even pretty girls did not interest me at all.

Work-life balance is important, earning more but spending foolishly does not help. With little spare time, people may try to take taxi to save time (ie they used time to earn money but end up using money to buy time...backto square one)

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Some years ago, the newspaper reported a story about a break in at Pidemco building at 3 am in the morning. THe criminals were caught, thanks to some auditors who were still working at that time in the same building

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