Just looking for some advice and wondered if any of you could give me your wisdom.
I passed my final exams in June and received an email from the ACCA last week stating that my application for membership is complete and will receive my certificate in the next few weeks, woohoo!
I was promoted to Financial Accountant in March prior to passing my exams and given a £3k payrise taking me to £30k. I discussed with our FD at the time about it being increased on full qualification as that was the below the market average in Scotland for NQ's, currently 35k-40k. I got this (a) from various jobs that I've seen and (b) Hay's Recrutiment Agency produce a salary guide every year and this too is what they quote for NQ's in Scotland. I live and work in Glasgow.
I have since been informed from the powers above that no payrise is allowable as I am no better an employee with the qualification than without and a pay rise should be on merit.
My question therefore, in a nutshell, is when should I expect to get a fully qualified salary, as I am currently way below it?
Just wondered what you all thought and when you got your increase on qualification and how you got it, if you got one at all. I know a lot of people have to move to get their worth, which is upsetting as I love my job, my company and my colleagues but needs must.