Hey there cool cats. I am a 19 year old first year computer science student but I want to be a chartered accountant. If I go the traditional pathway in Ireland(my home nation) then I will finish college when I'm 22 and finish my chartered accountancy qualification when I am 25.5. Is this considered old for a beginning chartered accountant and will this affect me in my career when I try to get my first job after being qualified? I want to work in America. If I do my training programme in one of the big 4(probably pwc because I know a lot of people who work there or have worked there) then how easy is it to transfer to America through them? Are the big four generally open to employees moving to other countries for work? Also what is the salary progression like for various different roles in America if I move into industry after doing my chartered training programme in pwc?