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It's just interesting to note that even though BOA-PRC raised the passing percentage this year because of "shortage" (I think...), some, if not most, new CPAs still find it hard to look for jobs.
Sa case ko naman... I have unfinished business that I finally settled today. Although nagpasa na ako 2-3 weeks ago ng CV sa mga audit firms, I still haven't had any callbacks. Bukas magpapasa uli ako. Hopefully maka receive na ako ng callbacks. Kung hindi naman eh baka mag private ako.
If your grades in the board exam is relatively low, and you can not show an impressive CV (no relevant leadership-role extra-curricular activity), you can't speak good English during the interview, you will turn off the interviewer. So practice speaking and writing good English from now on.
SO that means maswerte na pala kami ngayon
I admit that I have low grades in my transcript, but it might be unfair for firms to judge an applicant largely on grades. In my school kasi, low grades are common... but I think our school is a consistent performer in the CPA licensure exams (86% passing rate). I am confident to say that I have above average English communication skills and I have work experience already (not accounting-related, though).
I'll be going back to Makati next week. Hopefully I would get myself a job before the month, or the year, ends.
juntrix... i must agree with Larry... i got the same comment from an old buddy... According to her new-CPAs now are lucky...
but if working in an auditing firm is what you really want... then go for it... if you won't get lucky this year.. try gaining some experience in private firm then keep submiting your resume to audit firms...
ako until now, i'm still thinking of trying my luck in big 4 especially now that they are also offering (i think) internal audit services...
keep trying... God will give the desire of your heart... :-)
It's correct practicing English will bring you places...remember you are marketing yourself to the companies...you need both to express and impress...
^Thanks to speechpower hehe. Mga tips nila nagwowork. Kahit 4 years ago nako nag ganun.
pareng beltranBALDO, salamat sa pagpost ng tanong ko! at pag create ng account hehe...
anyway, i just decided to register here to ask for some input from my fellow accountants. Can't find an online accountant's discusion forum. (meron ba?)
I'm 29 years old. Unmarried father (but planning to get married next year). hehe
I am a CPA, but have no audit experience. i've been working as an Accountant for more than 4 years. (Data entry job - 2 years, General Ledger Accountant - 3.5 years, Senior Financial Analyst - 1 year)
i'm thinking of joining an accounting firm just because i want to gain work experience for me to be able to work in the US or Canada.
(well i've to US, China, Austria and Japan na on business trips)
but my long term goal really is to get a job in the US. para sa future ng 4 year old son ko na rin.
but i'm hesitant to join the accounting firm because i know that they dont pay well. malaki laki na rin kasi ang kinikita ko ngayon.
any idea which accounting firm offers high salary for the experienced accountant like me?
or may value ba 'yung experience ko when I apply for an audit position?
kung hindi man audit, which other Job Type (Enterprise Risk Services, Consulting, Financial or Transaction Services) ang magiging in demand pa rin abroad by 2010?
Anyway, first day ko tomorrow. Training for 2 weeks yata.
Share ko lang yun experience ko sa pag-apply sa SGV kanina...
I went to SGV wednesday morning, Nov.21.07 at about 8:20am. Magpapasa sana ako ng resume pero it turns out na may upcoming exam pala... so I registered for the exams. Mga 20+ ata kami na nag exam that morning pero 12 lang kami sa exam room.
The exam was long... there are tests on Logic, math, flowcharting, English and Accounting/Audit. We started at about 8:45am and it ended at about 12:45pm na.
After the last exam the HR personnel announced that she already corrected the first set of tests. She called out names who are scheduled for interview that afternoon, and the others will be called nalang via celphone for announcement of schedule. Luckily I was one of those who were given an interview slot for that same afternoon. I'm scheduled for interview at 4:00pm.
When I got back at about 3:50PM there were other interviewees waiting to be interviewed. I waited for about 30 minutes before an HR rep called my name. The interview with the HR rep was smooth flowing. I actually enjoyed the interview because it was as if I'm only conversing with a friend. The interviewer was very nice to me.
After the initial interview I waited for another 30 minutes while HR endorses me to a cluster or workgroup for another interview. Once I got the memo I went to the assigned interviewer on the other building. When I got there I can sense that people were really busy. The receptionist was very kind and she told me that I need to wait for a while because the interviewer was doing some urgent things.
I waited for about 40-45 minutes in the lobby before the receptionist called me and introduced me to two managers who will be the ones to interview me. The final interview in my opinion was longer than it should have been because it lasted for almost an hour. And when I returned to the receptionist she commented: "Ang tagal ninyo ah!" Well I think the interview went well... I mean, I was not battered nor bombarded with difficult questions. They were very informative on what I should expect if ever I would be hired (extended working hours, rigorous trainings, benefits, management style, etc). The two interviewers were also accomodating to my queries about the company.
After my final interview they specifically mentioned that this might be the final interview and I just have to wait for further announcements via celphone.
So there. This was my SGV application experience... I feel somehow pretty lucky that I got to do a lot of things in just one day... and hopefully they would consider me... *fingers crossed!!*
Last edited by Juntrix; Nov 22, 2007 at 07:28 AM.
Goodluck Juntrix, sana matanggap ka!
wag na *** sa sgv dahil aalipinin lang kayo at maa-outshine ng libo libong tao. ganun din sa p&a, pretentious ****, maliit naman sweldo. i got 89+ sa recent board pero di ako tnwagan pareho. sgv awardee and jpia officer pa ko nun ha. pero i dont think na dndiscriminate nila ang school ko (provincial) since madami na kaming alumni na present auditors nila. bulok lang talaga recruitment process nila. try nyo *** other audit firms. un nga lang *** sakin ngstop n din ng hiring.
hi to everyone!!
^ Aba at talagang may angst ah..
Kaya ko naman gusto sa SGV eh dahil sa training. And marami na akong schoolmates na nandoon. I think "aalipinin" is such a harsh term... baka naman tuturuan.
Thanks _SCUD_ ... sana nga po. Hehehe
stingsting: Way to encourage us young auditors. What exactly are your experiences? Mukhang super bad ang mga experiences mo e. Tsaka nakapagwork ka na ba sa P&A and yung pretentious na sinasabi mo, kasi seriously, I do not know where you're coming from. Kung gusto mo ng agad agaran na malaking sweldo, pwede kang magprivate, or magcall center. Your call.
Juntrix: Good Luck, tska congrats na din. For sure hired ka na sa SGV. Anong MC ka? Sana di ka sa MC3.
Sana po let's not discredit other colleagues in our profession... lalabag po tayo sa Code of Ethics niyan...
Mutated: Salamat. Sana nga po matanggap ako. If I'm not mistaken managers from MC4 yun final interviewers ko.
May idea ba kayo gano katagal bago sila (SGV) tumawag for the job offer? Nung Nov21 final interview ko. I guess it might take a week??
SGV takes a week or less to make the offer lalo na ngayon na busy season. good luck. i hope you get the job
Juntrix: 6 days after my SGV partner interview, nagoffer na sila. Pero nakapirma na ko nun sa KPMG eh. Good luck good luck!
So is that 6 days including weekends or 6 working days? Haha pasensya na po ah... bored na kasi ako dito sa bahay... gusto ko na uli mag work! Yikes!!
hi... i am a newbie here...curious lang ako sa discussion and want to share my thoughts. I am a Philippine CPA (oct 2001). First choice ko din ang SGV and then PWC noon when i was starting my career... ng-apply ako SGV and PWC, pero deadma talaga, siguro bc i came from never heard school....i tried out to apply sa KPMG, wala rin ngyari...i thought it's not really my fate to work as auditor. Anyway..kkabrowse ko sa internet at jobstreet... nakilala ko ang Deloittte....really nver heard that time...i just mailed my application and swerte naman natanggap...nung nalaman ko na deloitte in no 2 worldwide...with P&G and Dole is among their clients....i feel good na rin... that time *** iba ko friends nasa other big 4 so compared compared kami...to find out...*** deloitte lang ang 1 is to 1 sa laptop at my sync audit system...heard KPMG still mano mano till now.... anyway... i stayed with deloitte and after 2.5 years.. i was able to transfer in Deloiitte Chicago Office permanently .....what i'd like to share is....SGV is not the end of audit opportunities... as long as you work sa big firms affiliated sa big4 or 5...maganda sa credential un internationally. BDO is really strong as well globally.
Wanted to work abroad? tips:
1. Work in any of the big 4... training and experience there really a plus.
2. Be sure you are assigned in multinational companies with foreign affiliate....what i meant is...having a high sounding client porfolio is plus.
3. Know your craft
4. Good communication skills oral and writing... dami memo kami sinusulat dito sa bawat engagement.
5. madami pa iba...hehehe
Where to work?
1. US?----medyo less na demand kasi ngsubside na ang SOX....pero i would expect in the next 2-5 years increasing demand kasi SEC has approved foreign filer to adopt IFRS...they realeased exposure draft as well for domestic company to adopt IFRS as alternative reporting in the future....so this would mean, mangangailangan sila ng IFRS experts....US has its own GAAP btw.
2. UK---booming ang economy...need nila marami experience auditors *****...esp ireland and scotland.. hehehe...
3. Middle east--- a lot a lot.....
4. Caribbean - dapat expert ka sa financial and investment services...laki sweldo dun...kasi wala tax...
5. SG?-- lapit sa pinas....ayos din sweldo....i heard
hahaha...sorry napahaba...just want to share my thoughts....feel free to ask me questions....whatever related to career and audit life.....happy to share my experience...