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:
“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.