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Old 13-01-2018, 09:47 PM   #7816
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If Big4 got AM post, sure got small & mid firms copy or improve job title in the organization structure.

Got such thing as audit assistant manager? Lol.
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Old 14-01-2018, 10:51 AM   #7817
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Is a Business (or any other major) Graduate who completes the Singapore CA Qualification equally qualified as an Accountancy graduate?
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Old 14-01-2018, 05:56 PM   #7818
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Is a Business (or any other major) Graduate who completes the Singapore CA Qualification equally qualified as an Accountancy graduate?
If both are CA SG qualified I don't really see the difference. Experience starts to matter very early on your career.
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Old 15-01-2018, 10:40 AM   #7819
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Is a Business (or any other major) Graduate who completes the Singapore CA Qualification equally qualified as an Accountancy graduate?
So strange. Nowdays non-accountancy graduates are now eligible for CA sg too? If I remember correctly, only those with accredited degree can then be accepted into the programme since the rebranding.
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Old 15-01-2018, 11:19 AM   #7820
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Longer path...

So strange. Nowdays non-accountancy graduates are now eligible for CA sg too? If I remember correctly, only those with accredited degree can then be accepted into the programme since the rebranding.
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Old 15-01-2018, 07:30 PM   #7821
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Is a Business (or any other major) Graduate who completes the Singapore CA Qualification equally qualified as an Accountancy graduate?
More qualified than an Accountancy graduate who hasn't completed his CA, equally qualified as one who has. Within the accounting/audit industry anyway.

All other variables constant that is. Job experience matters too.
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Old 15-01-2018, 07:31 PM   #7822
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Longer path...
For business graduates, only slightly longer since they get exemptions from the foundation programme too.
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Old 15-01-2018, 09:57 PM   #7823
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I thought need relevant job experience to be fully qualified CA?

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Old 15-01-2018, 10:05 PM   #7824
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I thought need relevant job experience to be fully qualified CA?

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Yes. You need to have an ATO training agreement to take your professional papers, so it sort of goes hand-in-hand now. As you complete your Singapore CA qualification, you would be simultaneously accumulating the required experience.
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Old 15-01-2018, 11:46 PM   #7825
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My point is.. The guy above is expecting to be able to get an accounting job with business degree?

Accounting degree holders really go eat grass liao..

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Old 16-01-2018, 06:00 AM   #7826
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Lol!true that. Nothing he can do about it also. Just take the exp. Suck it up and leave as soon as possible if the firm is jialat one
As soon as I get my ACCA membership. Another 1.5 years. After next yr get bonus I leave. Bonus also need to split 2x. Jan n April pay. Like 2 mths salary difficult to pay. Optimistic expectation here of 2 mths bonus.
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Old 16-01-2018, 06:06 AM   #7827
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Got such thing as audit assistant manager? Lol.
Small firm leh. Dun laugh.
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Old 16-01-2018, 06:08 AM   #7828
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If Big4 got AM post, sure got small & mid firms copy or improve job title in the organization structure.
My firm. Associate-semi-senior-Senior-AM-M-SM
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Old 16-01-2018, 06:11 AM   #7829
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My point is.. The guy above is expecting to be able to get an accounting job with business degree?

Accounting degree holders really go eat grass liao..

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Engineers also become Accountants. So everyone wants to be Accountant.
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Old 16-01-2018, 07:25 AM   #7830
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Engineers also become Accountants. So everyone wants to be Accountant.
Yes, because Singapore is trying to become an accountancy hub. I guess its just much easier for an accounting graduate to clear the Professional papers as they already have background, as compared to another graduate who has to do Foundation and Professional without any prior knowledge. Note that the difficulty and passing rate of sqp (prof) may not be that easy.

As you know, in the audit line, it is good to start your journey early because you will be starting all the way from the bottom, regardless of your age.

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