I have 2 offers, one from a large bank and the other from a top 10 accountant. Ideally I would take the offer from the accountant for a number of reasons;
–I feel like I will enjoy the culture of a smaller than Big 4 accountant firm more
–its in the same city and it’ll mean I get to live at home, which I enjoy
But the offer from the bank has a higher salary, and is obviously more prestigious.
What I would like to know is, how much will my opportunities differ if I went with the smaller firm after being qualified?
According to the ACA page - seen here http://careers.icaew.com/university-students-graduates/careers-and-salary the salaries differ between places