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Chartered Accountancy

Chartered Accountancy

With rapid growth in Indian economy, Chartered Accountants are in great demand. Chartered Accountants/CA usually occupy high and respectable posts in a given organisation. They are the ones responsible for handling accounts and finance related matters, deal with money management, prepare, analyse and audit accounts along with providing financial advice.

Course Details

There are three levels of Chartered Accountancy Course in India. Common Proficiency Test is an entry-level programme. A student can appear (CPT) after appearing in the Senior Secondary Examination. The second stage is Professional Competence Course (PCC), articled training, and 100 hours of Information Technology Training (ITT). The third level is the Final Course to which students is registered after clearing PCC. Students may also undergo General Management and Communication Skills Course (GMSC) while undergoing Final course or after that. After passing, the final examination students are eligible to enroll with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to become Chartered Accountants.

Career Prospects

Professional Chartered Accountants have the option to be appointed as auditors of companies. They can also serve as a management and corporate caretaker. They can also indulge in their private practice of audit and consultancy. The consultancy work is becoming more and more profitable now a days. It involves Financial Accounting, which includes operating accounts, supervising, controlling and organizing income and expenditure and coping with taxes. Chartered Accounts also can take private audit as their profession. It involves verifying books and accounts and issuing certificate about the company's financial state. The other areas of consultancy are cost accounting that includes working out cost of a particular operation as well as minimizing costs and future forecasting. Tax Management is another type of consultancy taken up by Chartered Accountants. It requires minimization of incidence of direct and indirect taxes using legal means. Besides this, Chartered Accounts often indulge in providing consultancy services in the fields related to finance and accounts. They can efficiently provide services in areas like corporate law advice, project planning and finance, amalgamation and business advice.

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