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Acquiring an appropriate professional qualification is the first step towards making a successful career in finance. A bachelor's degree in commerce or economics is a good starting point.
The big three Indian professional bodies offering finance related qualification- chartered accountancy, cost and management accountancy or company secretary allow students to purse their courses after finishing school by enrolling for the foundation stage without having to wait for completing a bachelors degree.
Though the chartered accountancy course has enjoyed wide popularity with those keen on traditional finance, accounting and tax career , ICWA and CS programs have gained popularity over the last few years.MBA in finance or master's programs in finance and control are some other promising career options to consider. In order to widen knowledge and diversify skills , most students opt for two professional courses, a good combination to provide flexibility with career options. Various options of qualifications/ certifications available to candidates
looking to pursue a career in finance are enlisted below:-
CA- The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi( Main Areas- Accounting, taxation and auditing)
CS- The institute of company secretaries of India , new Delhi( Main Area- Company law)
CWA- The Institute of costs and works accountants of India
CFPCM- Financial planning standard board, india
CPA- American institute of certified public accounts
CFA- CFA Institute, London
MBA Finance- Management Institutes
Finance at present is one of the fastest growing profession across the world and with a huge demand supply gap in India, the youngsters planning a career in finance have a bright future and can take take advantage of many opportunities coming across in the financial services industry. finance professionals are key to the strategic management and success of the business enterprise. They are often responsible for making investment decisions and determining financial policies for organizations.
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