So, you’re thinking about a career in accounting Or, maybe you’re already in the accounting profession and you want to take it to the next level. Perhaps you’re just thinking of a career change? Whatever your circumstance, you should definitely consider becoming a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA. Arguably a Ph.D in many areas of Engineering or CS can be an even better deal than Econ. Areas like theoretical CS and information theory have the rigor and depth of math/physics. Reasonably stimulating Ph.D-level jobs in industry are aslo plentiful. Ph.D students are funded by research grants, and typically don’t TA for more than 2-3 semesters.
LHDN will then advise the employer if tax paid is sufficient or otherwise. If sufficient then the employer can release the last month salary. If not, that insufficient tax will be deducted from your last month salary. If still not enough you have to top up.
Econ PhDs are slowly being devalued in the outside job market. Math PhDs are never devalued in the outside job market, although you are expected to prove that you can do something practical too (a CS Masters, Eng Masters or whatever), because the risk in hiring a math PhD is that you’ve got an ivory-tower type.