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What are the necessary skills required as a fresher to get a decent job as a Chartered Accountant?

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RE: What are the necessary skills required as a fresher to get a decent job as a Chartered Accountant?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
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Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

In any commercial organization finance is one of the most important functional area and Chartered accountant plays a vital role in it. CA has been one of the most admired , respected and a well paying profession amongst the various other options in the commerce field. A CA is a person who becomes a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India after passing the final examination of institute. Chartered accountants are mainly responsible for financial health of a company.

To excel in this profession one should be really good with numbers and have an analyitcal mind to interpret facts and figures. He must have logical and methodical approach. As their work involves discussing finanacial matters wih alot of people and sometimes with people who don't have background in finance , they should be able to express themseloves clearly. This makes it must to have thorough understanding of the subject with good verbal and written communication skills. Their work is usually exhausting especially during closing of financial year therfore they should have long sitting capacity, both mental and physical agility to handle such time.

RE: What are the necessary skills required as a fresher to get a decent job as a Chartered Accountant?

Mayank Chopra
Mayank Chopra
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Chartered Accountant in a leading firm
  • Delhi

If you are pursuing CA, then you must be aware of doing articleship (training) for 3 & a half years. The best part of doing CA is its articleship where a student can learn a lot of things which he/she has only read in books during his school/college days. If you do the articleship properly & from a decent CA firm, yo will inculcate all the desired skills which are required to become a good CA & to get a god job.

Following are the skills which are required to get a good job as a CA:

1) Thorough with technical knowledge of various laws

2) Practicle implication of various interpretations under various laws

3) Ability to explian the client about the Do's & Don'ts. Also the consequences of non-compliances

4) Confidentiality of information

5) Independence that is free from any interest

6) Planning the audit

7) Skills to report the financial statement in the best manner

Further,

1) Profecient with MS excel, MS word, MS powerpoint

2) Practicle knowledge of ERP's

3) Good communication skills


Read SA 200 (AAS 1) issued by ICAI for deeply understanding the responsibilities of a CA & skills required for fulfilling those responsibilities.

Regards
CA Mayank Chopra

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