Nadeem Khan

I am currently working as a Chartered Accountant. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

I want to know other career options realted to my current working profile

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RE: I am currently working as a Chartered Accountant. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

CA is known to be the almost the top level of finance in any organization, since it deals with financial budgeting and managing the resources of the organization.


I am sure you would be looking forward to move in the Finance direction itself.
So few options open would be:

  • PGFP: Post graduation in Financial Planning: Also available as Advanced Financial planning. A 1 yar course provided by International Financial institute. This course equips you to manage funds and portfoils of various customers in any profile relating to banking or insurance or mutual funds or stock markets etc.
  • PGDSAT: Post graduate Diploma in Security Analysis and Trading: As the name suggests it deals with trading and securites It also covers fields like commodities trading and market research
  • SAP Finance course which helps you organise the data and financial help required
  • Actuarial Sciences: Mainly dealing with using statistical Analysis to measure risk in insurance investments and other financial sectors.
  • Risk Mangement:

The other most common courses you might be aware are:

  • ICWAI or as it is now known as CMA
  • CFA: The top most position in the financial organization. It involves global investment management and business skills required to win custoemrs satisfaction
  • Certified Internal Auditor: mainly dealing with internal risk auditing and management. Work is not only restricted to banks but financial sectors worldwide and into investments and securities.
  • MBA: Last but not the least is an MBA program, like Business management can be pursued. Also these days few of the institutes are providing a dual combination with MBA in Finance. eg, MBA in Finace and Risk Managemnt, MBA and Finacial planning diploma.
Choose wisely. Choose on the basis of the industry demand. Since you are in the market, you would be much aware of the requirement and its placemnt opportunity and growth. So choose accordingly, with discussions with senior managers and professionals.

Wish you all the very best...

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RE: I am currently working as a Chartered Accountant. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

Vaibhav Bhutra
Vaibhav Bhutra
Verified Career Expert
Career Counselor/ Director at Educomp Vidyamandir Classes
  • Surat

Dear Friend,

Greetings of the day!!

Chartered Accountancy is the course which is known for its acumen in Financial World. CA is one of the most respected and widely recognized course in India for commerce or finance

There are various courses which an individual can do which would act as a complimenting the degree of Chartered accountancy find below the details of the same.

CMA : Cost and Management Accountant : CMA was earlier known as ICWA and is widely known for accountancy and Costing of firm. To have Cost accountant is a mandatory requirement for many industry and thus CMA is also considered a very reputed degree


CS : Company Secretary : CS is one of the most respected degree in Commerce and like CA, CS is also a degree which is mandatory for lot of companies to have, lot of papers of CA/CS/CMA are common and subjects are also overlapping and thus makes it easier for Student to do both/multiple courses.

CFA : Chartered Financial Analyst : CFA is one of the most sought after degree in financial degree CFA can be done as per convenience and its a distance learning mode, exams happen in June and Dec

CFA is widely recognized International Degree.

FRM : Financial Risk Manager : FRM is a degree in Risk Management and is Provided by GARP USA, FRM is a very good add on for Finance professional.



MBA/PGDBM : Master of Business Administration : Lot of People opt for MBA along with CA, since it provides that skills about complete management along with finance. one can consider doing MBA in Distance Learning mode as well in case you want to do it with your job

the decision to select any of the above course would depend on the interest one has.

Wish you all the best

Chartered Accountant

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RE: I am currently working as a Chartered Accountant. What are the other options for me to diversify my career?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for approaching us at CareerGuide.com!

Good question!

Following are the areas in which you can diversify (at times by taking a short course):

  1. IFRS certification www.ifrs.com
  2. SAP FICO Certification www.sap-certification.info/fi/
  3. XBRL learning https://www.xbrl.org/

I also recommend Post Qualification courses by ICAI, which are helpful in diversifying your career being in the CA career.

Post CA qualification courses:

- Information Systems Audit (ISA)
- CPE Course on Computer Accounting and Auditing Techniques (CAAT)
- Diploma in Insurance and Risk Management (DIRM)
- Management Accountancy Course (MAC)/ Corporate Management Course (CMC)/ Tax Management Course (TMC)
- International Trade Laws & World Trade Organisation (ITL & WTO)
- ERP Courses on SAP FA & MA Module, Microsoft Dynamics NAV
- Certificate Courses for Members -
- Certificate Course on Cooperatives
- Certificate Course on Not-for-Porfit Organizations (NPOs)
- Certificate Course on Indirect Taxes
- Certificate Course on Enterprise Risk Management
- Certificate Course on Concurrent Audit of Banks
- Certificate Course on Internal Audit
- Certificate Course on Master in Business Finance
- Certificate Course on International Taxation
- Certificate Course on Forensic Accounting and Fraud Detection
- Certificate Course on International Financial Reporting Standards
- Certificate Course on Forex and Treasury Management
- Certificate Course on Derivatives
- Certificate Course on Valuation
- Certificate Course on Arbitration

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar

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