Low starting pay in big 4 accounting firms


The Big 4 accounting firms in Singapore – Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers – have all raised the starting pay of fresh entrants.

This is reported in today’s Straits Times.

But auditor upstarts with the Big 4 still get low starting salaries of $2,400 to $2,600 per month compared to other industries like banks (up to $3,700) and civil service ($2,910 for accounting grads).

Maybe the silver lining in the cloud is the relatively higher increments the fresh entrants may get when they stay on – $500 to $1,000 a year according to this discussion in Flowerpod.com.sg.


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  1. Yup.. the increments are higher… but at times you probably be earning less than 6 dollars per hour a day… Go calculate the hours you will be working yourself

    Don’t let this discourage you. Its sometimes a bit of luck…

  2. Remember an article in the Straits Times a few years ago – break in at office building at 3 am – guess who reported the crooks? Auditors working there nearby were still at their desks. Wow. Stupid crooks – never break in near an auditors’ office

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