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Old 13-09-2017, 09:37 AM   #7366
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Anyone can advice whether SQP vs ICAEW vs CPA or another who can grant me to be Certified Public Accountant/ Charted Accountant. Thanks in advance.
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Does your CPA/CA means you wish to sign off reports? Then you will require SQP to eventually attain your CA Singapore designation. Then there's also the type of report to sign off which require different designations.

If you wish to attain CPA/CA just to get a job, i think CA Sg will suffice. Maybe US MNC will like a US CPA or UK MNC will like a ICAEW/ACA but generally, local companies will be more receptive to CA Sg since it's a local designation after all.

For migration purpose, then the designation of the target country.
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Old 13-09-2017, 11:38 AM   #7367
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Would like to check with the senior here, what is the career progression for forensic accountant and what are the career paths?

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Old 13-09-2017, 12:56 PM   #7368
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Anyone of you applied for positions in the Big 4 via TURF and got called up for interviews already? I'm getting really worried. I applied for all 4 but still no news.

The deadline for applications was on Sep 3; and interviews for local U students are from 25-29 Sep.
Just got invited for an interview for Audit Assoc with Deloitte. Thank god.

There's a written test. Any seniors here can share some tips for interview with Deloitte? Thanks.
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Old 13-09-2017, 01:17 PM   #7369
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Would like to check with the senior here, what is the career progression for forensic accountant and what are the career paths?

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I know of 2 guys in Forensic KPMG. 1 made partner last year, the other just joined Microsoft in Cyber crime unit.

Quite a interesting career choice i must say.
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Old 13-09-2017, 10:29 PM   #7370
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What is the starting pay for first year audit associate in big 4 and mid tier?
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Old 13-09-2017, 11:09 PM   #7371
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Just got invited for an interview for Audit Assoc with Deloitte. Thank god.

There's a written test. Any seniors here can share some tips for interview with Deloitte? Thanks.
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Old 14-09-2017, 07:20 PM   #7372
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Just got invited for an interview for Audit Assoc with Deloitte. Thank god.

There's a written test. Any seniors here can share some tips for interview with Deloitte? Thanks.
Hey, how did you know that there will be a written test? Is it so for all the interviewees?
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Old 14-09-2017, 07:31 PM   #7373
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I know of 2 guys in Forensic KPMG. 1 made partner last year, the other just joined Microsoft in Cyber crime unit.

Quite a interesting career choice i must say.
How about forensic accountant role in a boutique firm? Like mdd or rgl.

Any chance to enter big 4 after gaining exp?

Heard that forensic accountant is a niche industry
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Old 14-09-2017, 10:19 PM   #7374
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How about forensic accountant role in a boutique firm? Like mdd or rgl.

Any chance to enter big 4 after gaining exp?

Heard that forensic accountant is a niche industry
Forensic is niche but up and coming.
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Old 14-09-2017, 10:52 PM   #7375
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Can i presume that if i dont get a reply for internship by next week means i have been rejected?
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Old 14-09-2017, 11:07 PM   #7376
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Just got invited for an interview for Audit Assoc with Deloitte. Thank god.

There's a written test. Any seniors here can share some tips for interview with Deloitte? Thanks.
To be honest, i usually just glance through the written test to check that the candidate can write proper sentences, looking out for grammatical mistakes (if any). Do write sufficiently so that the interviewer can judge the writing skills.

Interview questions are quite typical.

- What do you think is the attitude a fresh assistant/associate should have
- What do you are the hours expected in audit (we usually expect the candidate to know that audit during peak involves really late hours)
- Case scenario questions like (Share with me an experience where you faced a difficult team member and how did you handled it) or (How will you audit a cash section if we were to allocate you this section)


Just be natural and try to relax as much as possible so that you can think properly before you answer the questions.

FYI - my firm usually send a senior manager and a partner for fresh grad candidates. for internships then they will just send two managers.
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Old 15-09-2017, 09:53 AM   #7377
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Anyone got an invite for KPMG or PWC internship interview yet?
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Old 15-09-2017, 09:59 AM   #7378
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Anyone got called up/emailed for turf audit associate interview? Apart from Deloitte?
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Old 16-09-2017, 07:50 PM   #7379
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Usually for interview questions like "Why us and not the other Big4s?"/ "Did you apply to the other Big4?" what is the interviewer trying to look for when asking this type of questions because it is quite common to apply to all 4 Big4 during TURF?
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Old 16-09-2017, 08:16 PM   #7380
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Hi. I am nus accountancy undergrad. I plan to audit in Singapore big 4 for 3 years in Singapore before transferring to overseas big 4 (maybe UK ?? Aus? US?? Not sure).

Should i take acca or sqp?? Pls advice.

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