Career options after becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA)
Chartered Accountancy (CA) course, by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) is one of the most-sought-after and toughest ones, in India. Once you clear all the three stages of the course, there are plenty of ways to build a career. Here, find out all the various career options you can choose from, after becoming a Chartered Accountant (CA).
Practising CA is a demanding-yet-rewarding career option
A popular and highly demanding career option after clearing the Chartered Accountancy course is to start one's own professional practice of accounting and audit. Needless to mention, it requires a lot of hard-work, dedication and patience, especially in the initial years, and success of a CA firm depends on their quality of work, industry links, and resilience as a firm.
Another popular option is to work as CA in industry
If individual professional practice isn't your thing, you can go on to join the many MNCs that are constantly on lookout for able professionals. One can work in the capacity of a Finance Manger, Accounts Manager, Internal Auditor and later on, climb up to the levels of the company's Financial Controller, Advisor, Director, CFO, Head of Finance or even the CEO.
Other career options: Teaching accounting; Starting own business
Talking about non-mainstream CA career options, one can also choose to teach accounting and auditing to CA aspirants, if their passion lies in tutoring. Further, one may choose to start their own business or join family business to grow it, with their financial acumen.