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What are the different professional courses and options after completing CA?

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The CA - Chartered Accountant is a very challenging and a professional course offered by ICAI - The Institute of Chartered accounts of India. The ICAI, the premier statutory body for the professional Chartered Accountants in India, established by the act of the parliament for the purpose. Chartered Accountancy is an inalienable part of the business world as finance is the core to them. A chartered accountant will be engaged in various challenging and important functions related to the financial matters such as accounting, auditing, consultancy to corporate management, taxation, business governance and other such financial matters. In a first place, it is considered a great achievement being a CA and it really is. Even being a CA, you can have a very good job prospects like, own practice in the field, doing a job for companies, consultancy, etc.

It is obvious that ambitious minds can’t stop only doing a CA but they would aspire for specializations and some Post Graduate courses which would be complementary for the CA as added value. Such a good combinations of any specialization and CA would enhance your career prospects. There are many such courses which you can do after CA. We have enlisted below some of them.


CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst:

When it comes to a standard course which can be pursued after CA, the CFA comes first as it provides you unmatched career opportunities in global investment management profession. Doing CFA after CA would enable you to gain a mastery over investment analysis and decision-making skills which are very much important in today’s competitive and ever growing business world. The CFA would help you achieve the real-world expertise, global recognition in the financial field, etc. The course is offered by CFA Institute.

Some of the position/jobs, a Charter holder gets:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Financial Adviser
  • Corporate financial Analyst
  • Relationship Manager
  • Chief-level Executive
  • Risk Manager
  • Consultant


CGMA - Chartered Global Management Accountant:

This is one another standard globally recognized professional course. It is conducted by CIMA - Chartered Institutes of Management Accountants, a global professional body for Management Accountants. Anyone who becomes CGMA by CIMA will be competent to work in Finance, IT Marketing, Human Resource, Senior Management and Operations. The CGMAs play a vital role in driving sustainable success in businesses. The Management Accounting is what when Accounting, Finance, and Management united to make a unique blend. After being CGMA you might be working as a:-

  • Project Manager
  • Management Consultants
  • Finance Directors
  • Chief Executives, etc.

in aforesaid areas of work. You even will be confident enough to run your business as you become well versed in business management thoroughly.


CS - Company Secretary

The company secretary is a legal expert who knows corporate laws, Securities Law, Corporate Market, and Corporate Governance. A Company Secretary will be advising to the board of Directors in matters related to best practices in corporate governance. A CS always becomes a part of the senior managerial level affairs in a corporate management. the role of the CS has always been important in day to day affairs of companies. The course has been provided by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.


CWA/CMA - Cost and Work Accountant/Cost Management Accounting:

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) offers the CWA/CMA course. The professional having done this course is needed for organizations for managing financial information. These Management Accountants have become an invariable part of the corporate world to collect, collate, interpret company’s financial information so as to march ahead with the help of such records. It helps reduction in cost to the company by implementing quantitative techniques.


MBA Finance:

It is a specialization in Finance. The course prepares you to shoulder the responsibilities at the senior managerial level in the financial field. This field of career requires you to be proficient in mathematics, economics, and financial theories. One can excel in business leadership after doing the MBA Finance. It will help immensely if the combination like CA and MBA Finance do happen. Being a purely professional course, you with having done this course, get an opportunity to scale your career high in the corporate world. You work at the positions like financial analyst, finance manager, etc.

Dear aspirant, we discussed at length the various professional courses one can do after graduation in the financial field. After completion of CA, these above mentioned professional courses become a foremost choice for it will really help to advance the career at great extent. I would like to tell you, the CareerGuide has been guiding successfully to help many such aspirants like you to succeed in their career paths. The large pan-Indian network of the Professional Experts has made it possible to enable aspirants to settle in their dream career in the minimum time possible. You can talk to the Experts to get the detailed information about such professional courses and other details like admission procedure, eligibility criteria etc. Hope this helps you!

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