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    Heya guys, hope your enjoying the easter holidays =)

    I was wondering whether the Big Four/Mid-tier accounting firms or the FSA provided graduates with a higher salary both in the immediate short term (first 3 years) and in the longer term (10 years and more)? Any personal experiences of working for them is also welcome.

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    (Original post by vphustle17)
    Heya guys, hope your enjoying the easter holidays =)

    I was wondering whether the Big Four/Mid-tier accounting firms or the FSA provided graduates with a higher salary both in the immediate short term (first 3 years) and in the longer term (10 years and more)? Any personal experiences of working for them is also welcome.

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    Big four regional offices start at around £21000 and increase by a couple of grand each year (dependent on how wel you do in exams, etc). You will probably be on around £30,000 by the end of the three years. In the long term, it could be anywhere from around £40,000 to 6 figure salaries depending if become a partner, etc. I am not sure about the FSA. All i know is that ACA at a big four will give you many many options for the future for salary progression. (I don't know about mid-tier firms but i guess slightly less the whole the way)
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    Thanks alot! Could anyone give me a greater insight into the comparison with the FSA? =)
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    well the fsa is public sector and is being broken up - so the salaries are not going to be great. I would imagine you'd start off on around 30 and probably get somewhere nearer 40 when you'd completed the scheme. after that it's going to be about getting promotions etc.

    big four i would imagine you'd be on around 35-45 on qualification (after 3 years) dependent on where you are and how well exams went etc. however, the working hours are horrendous, the people arn't great but you will have more options going forward
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    (Original post by circling the drain)
    well the fsa is public sector and is being broken up - so the salaries are not going to be great. I would imagine you'd start off on around 30 and probably get somewhere nearer 40 when you'd completed the scheme. after that it's going to be about getting promotions etc.

    big four i would imagine you'd be on around 35-45 on qualification (after 3 years) dependent on where you are and how well exams went etc. however, the working hours are horrendous, the people arn't great but you will have more options going forward
    Hi. I just wondered what you know about the working hours and the people at big four. I am starting at big four in September and am now i bit worried by your post. I have been told the hours are generally 9-5 (apart from the busy season where it might be a couple of hours later) and the people are generally nice (in fact everyone i met at my assessment day were so friendly!). But, have i got the wrong impression?
 
 
 
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