I am a recent graduate and after countless rejections, I have been fortunate to be offered two jobs on the same day! One as a corporate credit risk analyst with a major bank and the other as a trainee chartered accountant with a top ten firm.
The credit risk job has starting salary of £21000 +excellent benefits
The accountancy job has starting salary £18000
I really need some advice as to which offer to accept. Which career offers the higher earning potential and career progression opportunities?
Any advice much appreciated,
If you name the bank and accountancy firm - aswell as contract/programme details -we could give you a better answer.
Personally, I am leaning towards HBOS, simply because I don't know how fun accounting at PKF will be, it could be the dullest 3 years of your life. Remember, the CA is a double edged sword - if you qualify you are going to earn some big bucks (hopefully) once qualified, but during the course it requires around 20 hours of self-study per week to pass those exams. It isn't BIG4, so it is quite ... It does have longterm potential though...
Ok, I would advice you to go to the Investment Banking forum, find some guys and ask them - try presidentBen, rboogie, portfoliomanager - to get their opinion aswell before making a decision..