Big 4 Salaries

EY
ICAS

#1

Hello

Does anyone know the salaries for the grad programmme for the Big 4, tax in particular? Do they differ across divisions?

I just got an offer from EY for Tax programme (but studying for ATT and then CTA, not ICAS)

Thanks.


#2

In London, around £27k. Elsewhere varies, but around £21-22k. No real difference across service lines, although sometimes advisory/consulting do slightly better (but don’t receive as much training).

Your salary will change drastically over the course of your career- don’t decide where you want to go based on the salary.

Salaries are not amazing because you are being trained at great cost to the firm. The difference between Big 4 salaries is rarely more than £500pa in any given region, and this difference may be down to their salary review date.

Feel free to ask if you have more questions!


#3

Thanks Chris.

I haven’t applied to any of the other Big 4 and don’t think I will now I have this offer - as someone mentioned in another thread the Big 4 experience is very much similar across firms.


#4

I have accepted an offer with Deloitte for Corporate Tax next year. My starting salary is not yet set, but will be at least £20500, plus benefits up to £600 I think. This is outside of London.

So not great but to be honest the salary is not the main motivator for me. I know it will increase after I am qualified and the chance to actually do the job is the main draw.

Plus any salary means I will have more money than being a student!


#5

Nice one Mike!

Any tips or advice you can give to us about your interviews fand how you got this job?

Well done!

ED


#6

Does anyone know KPMG salary in Europe for Audit in $$$? Was wondering if i will be able to survive…Thanks