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    I have 2 offers, one from a large bank and the other from a top 10 accountant. Ideally I would take the offer from the accountant as it is in the same city and it'll mean I get to live at home, which I enjoy.

    But the offer from the bank has a higher salary, and is obviously more prestigious.

    What I would like to know is, how much will my opportunities differ if I went with the smaller firm after being qualified?
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    (Original post by Super Mario 64)
    I have 2 offers, one from a large bank and the other from a top 10 accountant. Ideally I would take the offer from the accountant as it is in the same city and it'll mean I get to live at home, which I enjoy.

    But the offer from the bank has a higher salary, and is obviously more prestigious.

    What I would like to know is, how much will my opportunities differ if I went with the smaller firm after being qualified?
    I would think that the accounting firm would give you a broader set of experience as you'll probably be working on many different clients while as in the bank you'll probably be much more focused.

    My guess is that it would be easier to go from the accounting firm to the bank than to do the trip vice versa.

    Also bear in mind the study support that you get as that is quite important for helping you pass. Compare what the two offer you.
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    Not sure why you would assume the bank is more prestigious - nothing particularly outstanding about being an accountant at a bank, it doesn't make you an investment banker!
 
 
 
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