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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AFTER CA

  • 19 Jul 2022

After CA, what's next? Chartered Accountancy is a dream course that leads to a plethora of job possibilities.The options in this course are nearly endless, and they may be adjusted to fit your preferences, requirements, and financial situation. One can either start their own practise or work for a firm to become a Chartered Accountant.

Due to their specialised knowledge in several sectors, a CA can be appointed to a variety of job profiles, ranging from auditing and taxation to investment and finance. The next question on the minds of people prepared for the exam soon after the CA Final results are published is, "What follows next?"

To answer the unique question, "What should I do after becoming a Chartered Accountant?" we have highlighted some of the intriguing job opportunities one can follow after becoming a Chartered Accountant.

  1. Auditor:

Certified public accountants (CPAs) are the only people who can audit a company's financial accounts.As a result, there is always a high need for CAs in the auditing business, and this is also the arena where a CA's pay improves the greatest.On the other side, the work pressure in this job profile is rather significant. One can work as an Internal Auditor for a corporation after completing the CA Inter.Various organisations and institutions, on the other hand, have regulations stating that only a certified Chartered Accountant, not a CA Inter passed candidate, may function as an Internal Auditor.

  1. Teacher

Teaching is a respected career with high ethical expectations. It, like CA, not only provides you with money but also with a wonderful reputation.Some CAs teach through doing their work or by putting in personal practise time.

CAs, commerce graduation coaching programmes, select post-graduate universities, and the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry all have teaching opportunities available.This does not, however, have to be a full-time job. You may also choose to pursue teaching in parallel to your work or practise.

  1. Insurance Sector

This is undoubtedly the most appealing option for individuals interested in risk management, insurance policy, and other insurance-related topics. Finance expertise is quite important in this situation.

  1. Stock Market

Strategic financial management is a course requirement that is covered at all levels of the programme. A CA may readily invest in the stock market, observe bull and bear market moods, study financial statements of organisations, and other nitty-gritty of the same.

  1. Investment Banker

This is undoubtedly one of the most popular options among freshly minted chartered accountants. Working for banks and NBFCs would be the best option for those interested in the stock market, currency, and derivatives (non-banking finance companies). When it comes to banks, instead of focusing on public and private sector banks, one should aim for international banks. Foreign banks provide a broad range of exposure, worldwide clients, and opportunities for growth. Furthermore, experience working on an international level in areas such as portfolio, credit rating, and so on will be gained.

  1. Taxation

Usually, CAs are referred to as "Taxation Experts." Many Chartered Accountants begin their careers in either direct (Income Tax) or indirect (Customs and Excise Tax) taxation (GST and other laws).The scope of a Chartered Accountant in this profession is growing increasingly broad as new tax legislation is implemented in our country.

  1. Business

Every person's desire is to one day become a successful entrepreneur. To grow his firm to new heights, an entrepreneur must be focused and devoted. Being an entrepreneur necessitates having unique ideas and abilities, as well as creativity, analytical thinking, and a thorough understanding of commercial methods. In order to start a business in a specific industry, one must first have work experience. An entrepreneur's mind should be unique, thinking about expansion and diversity, and aiming for business growth rather than survival. A well-established industrialist should be a successful entrepreneur.

  1. Finance Management

A growing number of businesses are looking for Qualified Chartered Accountants to manage their financial affairs in order to benefit from CAs' deep knowledge of the financial sector.This job description is highly valued and requires a diverse set of technical skills.It is necessary to stay up with industry trends, understand the most profitable investments, forecast the firm's business, and then advise the company on these forecasts and investments.

  1. Civil Services

This is the most adaptable career for those interested in working for the government. They can pursue civil service courses and eventually become president of the ITAT tribunal (income tax appeal tribunal) or head of the SEBI (Securities Exchange Board of India). Only by working in a government entity for a longer period of time can you obtain this position.

 

Despite the fact that CA is a stand-alone qualification, these courses can help you improve your knowledge and increase your chances of being hired for a variety of roles in your field of interest.

Both industry and practise offer good potential in today's society. They each have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Switching from industry to practise, or vice versa, is not a waste of time because they are two completely distinct games.

Don't merely take someone else's advice and pursue a CPA, CS, CMA, or other professional designation.Because each person is unique and has a distinct set of skills, what works for others may not work for them.You should choose the job path that best suits your interests and abilities.