Ayush.jindal

What to pursue in addition to Chartered Accountancy

I have completed my CA course and working in one of the reputed PSU's. I would like to pursue some further education within India like CFA. Request you to guide on the same.

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RE: What to pursue in addition to Chartered Accountancy

Vaibhav Bhutra
Vaibhav Bhutra
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Career Counselor/ Director at Educomp Vidyamandir Classes
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Dear Friend,


Congratulations on becoming a Professional Chartered Accountant.

Chartered Accountancy is one of the most reputed career but to add on to the skills of chartered accountancy the best option for you could be following

1) CFA
2) FRM
3) CIMA
4) CWA
5) CAIIB
6) MBA
7) Other Certification

All the above courses can be done in india itself and almost all are self study / Distance learning mode which would allow you to study you as per your convenience.

CFA : Would open up gates to complete financial research and Investment banking domain, also there are 3 levels which has in depth level of knowledge. CFA is widely accepted and one of the best degree to get into Financial markets.

FRM : Financial Risk Manager is one of the new degree and is again one of the most reputed degree in Finance. FRM is conducted by GARP and happen in two stages and can be taken in Nov and May

CIMA, CWA are accounting Degree which would add to your knowledge of domain which you are in currently

MBA : Provides you with an option to understand management scope since the in future years management degree could add as a growth option.

Lot of other certification is also available which can be taken from time to time from NSE, BSE, which would keep you updated and add value to your resume.

Hope the information was helpful in case you need detail information on any the above topic you can write to us again.

Wish you all the best and Successful studies ahead.


RE: What to pursue in addition to Chartered Accountancy

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

Hello there!


Hearty Congratulations for completing your Chartered Accountancy course. Glad that you are also working in a PSU.

I liked your query very much since I appreciate your willing ness to further continue your education while doing your job. I have been an Educationist and have been counselling students from the commerce / management fiedl for more tha 7 years now and have been teaching and writing for many years now.

To add value to your resume and to supplement your CA qualification there are many options available. Full time courses, part time courses, distance learning courses.

CFA would be a very good course if you are interested in, however you need to keep in mind that since you are already working, CFA studies need to be planned very much in a systematic way. CFA course cannot be taken lightly since its a tough course and requires dedicated time for practice.

Apart from CFA, I would also suggest you to just explore certification courses like IFRS, SAP, Six Sigma Certifications which are good value addition to the CA qualification. Since you are working, these can be very useful.

Also you may look for ICAI Post qualification courses which are great value addition and are also very much recognised in the industry.

Alternatively, apart from professional course of CFA, you can also choose CWA. CWA and CA combination is also very good and demanded in the industry today. For CWA course, you will also get exemptions from some papers since you are a qualified Chartered Accountant. This will help in passing CWA in a shorter period and you will be able to study more confidently due to your CA qualification.

Also please find out since you are working in a PSU, which are the growing areas or which departments in the PSU are challenging and acquire relevant qualifications in that, however definitely related to chartered accountancy. Since if you do relevant and required add on courses, it will help you in your job work directly.

I hope you now have a more clear idea and this will help you in deciding your option.

Best Luck to you. Thanks.

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