Career Option and Job for Chartered Accountant

Career Options After CA

Jul 29 • CA & CS • 28277 Views • 21 Comments on Career Options After CA

A wide range of career options after CA are available in today’s world. Chartered accountancy is the core of all business, be it big or small. A chartered accountant’s work involves auditing, taxation, accounting and financial planning. It can be a very challenging and rewarding job.

It will not be wrong to claim that Chartered Accountant’s life is usually full of challenges which certainly call for enormous courage and leadership skills. However, it also provides numerous opportunities to convert dreams into actual reality. To summarize, life of an average CA is all about respect, leadership and opportunities.

Due to sheer complexity of the course, Chartered Accountancy is considered to be one of the most respected professions in the world. Moreover, ICAI has framed very strict code of conduct for its members and strict disciplinary actions have been taken on the defaulters. Every CA is expected to have ethical behavior and should also demonstrate high level of integrity throughout his life.

Career options after CA are exciting. Chartered accountancy can be the first step to other rewarding careers in finance, investment consultancy and fund management.
The Chartered Accountancy course is conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI ), which has its headquarters in New Delhi, 5 regional offices (Calcutta, Kanpur, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi) and 81 branches under these regional centres.

On completion of the training, the candidates need to gain membership to the ICAI before they can start practicing as a CA. A member wishing to practice in India or abroad needs to obtain a Certificate of Practice from the ICAI, the yearly fee of which is Rs. 400. Once the membership is taken, the practicing member cannot work in any other business or occupation without taking permission from the council; they are only permitted to work in areas as specified in the CA regulations

The qualification of CA is globally recognized hence industry outlook for CA is bright indeed. Much recognition for CA degree is due to the fact that the CA course has been able to keep pace with changes in industry scenario. Several new modules and topics have not only been incorporated into the CA course but have been very effectively implemented to give increasing more power to the CA degree. In spite of the fact that several top-notch B-schools (including IIMs) have produced some of the most brilliant B-school grads, it is noteworthy that CA has been able to retain their prominence in present world order.

Being finance experts, CA usually handle the financial nerves of the organisation. Irrespective of industry, every organisation has several important functions like accounts, audit, taxation, statutory compliance  etc. Either they can hire a team of people with multiple disciplines or hire a person who is good in multi-tasking. Needless to mention, many organisations prefer CA due to their versatile approach with highest level of integrity while performing such key functions.

Over the years, some CA have dared to dream big and even gone further to become business leaders by taking responsibility of actual operations of their companies.

There has been a steady growth in demand for CA and perhaps, there would hardly be any jobless CA in the history of the profession. ICAI has been regularly conducting campus placement programs for freshers across India and many large companies regularly participate in the same.In the last year, most of the CA were suitably placed, however, due to recession there had been stagnant growth in the packages offered by the companies. It is a temporary phenomenon and situation should be back to normal in the coming fiscal year.

Earning good salary is not a constraint for Chartered Accountants. Fresh CAs usually get an average annual salary of around Rs 5-6 Lakhs for domestic jobs through campus placement of ICAI. In case of foreign placements, salaries were offered more generously and have even crossed a milestone of Rs 1 crore.Many industries usually prefer to have young graduates over experienced seniors.

CA usually are offered top positions in the organizations and hence, they must have leadership skills to motivate the team and get the work done successfully. Further, they must also possess good communication and analytical skills to be successful in career. With these traits, they can quickly study various dimensions to find out solution for any given problem and also communicate it effectively to the senior management for taking subsequent actions.

Advantages and Disadvantages : –

Advantages –
• The job is highly paying.
• CAs command tremendous respect in the organisations and society.

Disadvantages –
• It can be a stressful job as the responsibilities are enormous and there is no scope for any errors.
• Regular updation of knowledge is a must otherwise it may lead to stagnation in career.

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21 Responses to Career Options After CA

  1. VINOD DEWASI says:

    i am fully doubt about my future at present i am in 12 having commerce with maths guide me that which course will be more usefull for me ……. where i ca get maximum job security and salary

  2. Priyanka Maheshwari says:

    What to do along with CA to get more value

  3. Priyanka Maheshwari says:
  4. rajshri says:

    what can i do after completing CA? I’m asking about higher studies

  5. rajshri says:

    what can i do after completing CA? I’m asking about higher studies

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  8. ANKIT GARG says:

    I am pursuing CA in IPC & cleared Group 1 & I want to start my articleship. But I am confuse in which department I should start it . can u help me by guiding me about fields in CA.

  9. lav says:

    what is the best course that can be pursued by someone who is intending to practice as a chartered accountant after completing c.a and not going for a job in any companies which will be beneficial from point of view as carrying out practice.

  10. Aditi Agrawal says:

    I have just given CA final exam.
    ANd i am looking for any higher education afterthat.
    what can i do further?

  11. Vishal Sankar says:

    Want to consult regarding Job to be explored after completing CA

  12. Divya Jain says:

    After CA , I want to pursue some qualification course which help me in banking and finance sector. So please suggest me .

  13. jay yadav says:

    i am a average student, is opting for CA my cup of tea?

  14. Prakhar Sisodiya says:

    I want to pusue additional professional course after Chartered Accountancy.
    What are the relevant Options?

  15. srinivas says:

    sir,i want to know about ca career,is it suitable for ladies? OR not? pl suggest the jobs after ca,

  16. charumathi says:

    what are the courses can qualified CA pursue? which has the highest scope now/recent days?

  17. dinesh rohera says:

    i am a ca fresher want to know what career options are available for me

  18. Dhara Gusai says:

    Need better job opportunity after completing CA.. apart from auditing firms

  19. rajul says:

    I am interested in IT.however I am ca final student.How can i channelise this interest ? What is ISO Auditor?

  20. POOJA WADHWA says:

    I am in CA Final and wants to pursue a course after this. But after seeing the options i’m confused what to do

  21. Swetha Reddy says:

    If your searching for a job just vist and post your resume its very nice thing i got a job which is suitable to my profile

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