Compliance or accounting?


Hi guys,

Ive been made offers by a professional services firm, and also by a bank in their compliance division. Im struggling to decide between the two.

The starting salary for compliance is obviously higher, but I cant find any information about career progression in this field, especially in terms of how the salary changes as you become more senior. With professional services, I think the salary will rise steadily after qualification.

Can anybody shed any light on career progression in compliance?



I have the exact same question, waiting to hear back from HSBC compliance or Deloitte Restructuring, but not sure which will result in the fastest career in progression… anyone with advice?


*Deloitte Restructuring


I’m leaning towards professional services. Ive done a lot of research into this, it just seems like back office in banks is quite a limited career path that levels out very quickly.