Originally Posted by Cyrus
its all relative i suppose, i know a few people in your situation who havent got much a pay increase (small pratice and outside of dublin)
for reference, i think aca qualified accountants once qualified in one of the big 4 would be on circa €45k give or take
I have been working at one of the big4 in Dublin. 23.5k when joined, 9 months later got 29.5k, then dropped to 28k due to recession, then back to 32k when passed FAE in Sept 2009, then 39k last Sep. I will qualify ACA in May 2011 (due to 3.5 year experience) and will get around 43 - 45k at that time. However, I will stay with the firm for another 6 months as I will be going home for good.
I will also qualify ACCA in June 2011 (if I pass P3, hopefully
) but my firm won't pay me more than others who only have ACA. No difference between having 1 and 2 qualifications
For qualified and getting low pay, it may be better to get into big organisations to get higher pay. 23k seems a bit low.
I used to work as a trainee in a small practice in Dublin (5 partners and 15 staffs). Only got 17k at first and 2k increase a year after that. I was so disapointed and that why I moved to big4.