I have received an offer for a trainee accountant role (ACA) in the north west however the salary I have been offered is very low - £12,000.
I know this well below the industry average and according to the ICAEW website the average starting salary for a graduate account in the north west is £18-22,000. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what do basically! It’s the job I really want but the salary is just too low, I get the impression it would be difficult negotiating and especially negotiating anywhere above £14-16k.
What would you guys do? Accept the offer and put up with it or decline and carry on applying?
Any help is much appreciated!!