#CareerBytes: Top CA firms for articleship apart from Big 4
Chartered Accountancy (CA) is one of the most sought-after professional courses. The three-level program comprises Foundation, Intermediate, and Final. Articleship, after clearing either Group of Intermediate, is an important part of CA. While many aspire to do articleship from Big 4 firms (KPMG, EY, Deloitte, and PwC), there are many other good ones. Here are five top CA firms apart from the Big 4.
BDO is one of the world's largest accountancy networks
BDO or Binder Dijker Otte is a global network of public accounting, tax, consulting, and advisory firms. It is the world's fifth largest professional services network. With nearly 1,600 offices, BDO operates in 162 countries, including India. BDO India has offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Pune. It is one of the best firms for CA articleship.
Grant Thornton is another leading professional services provider
Grant Thornton International is another leading global organization of independent assurance, tax, and advisory firms in the world. According to the UK-based professional services network, its member firms, with more than 50,000 personnel, operate in over 130 countries, including India. Grant Thornton India operates across 15 offices in New Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kochi, Noida, Ahmedabad, Dehradun, Kolkata, Pune, Bengaluru, and Gurugram.
RSM Global, a top multi-national network of accountancy firms
RSM Global is another top multi-national network of accountancy firms. It is the world's sixth largest network of audit, tax, and consulting firms and has a presence in 120 countries. In India, RSM is one of the top six accounting and consulting groups. With over 1,400 personnel, RSM India operates in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhidham, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi-NCR, Pune, and Surat.
SS Kothari Mehta & Co, one of the best firms
SS Kothari Mehta & Company (SSKM) is considered one of India's best CA firms. The company, established in 1953, has offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, and Mumbai. Besides the core offices, the New Delhi-headquartered firm also has presence across the country through a network of prominent associates. It offers professional services like audit & assurance, accounting, tax, business advisory, IT risk advisory, etc.
Lodha & Co, a leading CA firm in India
Lodha & Co is another leading chartered accountancy firm in India. It was established in 1941 and has six offices across the country, including in New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Jaipur. The organization provides a range of professional services to a number of central banks, corporate clients, banks, insurance companies, public sector organizations, etc. in India and abroad.