What kind of raise can you expect in 2012 at Big 4 firms?
The Big 4 accounting firms often march in lockstep. If Deloitte or Ernst & Young offer more than KPMG or less than PwC, you can expect people to start jumping ship, or otherwise being grumpy.
So it's quite handy that Going Concern has released the Pricewaterhousecoopers 2012 salary increases. This link will enlighten you. Obviously there'll never be a perfect 1:1 match between what you'll be earning and what the kids in the tower across the street will be awarded, but it's usually not too far off the mark.
And this amusingly condescending article on expenses going up and revenue going down will prepare you for the inevitable, "this is why you did an amazing job but won't be getting a bonus" conversation that Big 4 veterans in AuditLand know and love.
Good luck, your options may be limited, especially if you haven't finished getting your CA certification.