Chartered Accountant (CA)

Chartered accountants work in all fields of business and finance including audit, taxation, financial and general management. Some are engaged in public practice work, others work in the private sector and some are employed by government bodies. Chartered accountants' institute requires its members to undertake a minimum level of continuing professional development to stay professionally competitive. Under the Scheme of Education and Training, a candidate can pursue Chartered Accountancy Course either through, Foundation Course Route or Direct Entry Route.

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Course Eligibility
CA FOUNDATION Class 10 + 2
CA INTERMEDIATE Graduates or CA FOUNDATION passed students


Total Fees to be paid to ICAI for whole course comes to around INR Fifty thousand. If you join coaching classes, fees would be near about One lakh to two lakhs from CPT to Final.

Skills Required   

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Audit and Accounting

  • Analytical Skills

  • Technological skills

  • Commercial Knowledge

CA Exams   

The Chartered Accountant exams or CA exams that a student has to give in order to receive the designation of a CA are given below. Only when the candidate has qualified all these exams is he/ she considered a Chartered Accountant and gets authenticated as the same. The exams of CA are:

  • CPT (Common Proficiency Test)

  • IPCC (Integrated Professional Competence Course)

  • FC (Final course)

Career Options   

  • Auditor: Auditors are external professionals who are invited or sent to companies to examine their finances to make sure that the accounts of the companies are accurate. Most companies appoint internal auditors.
  • Accounts Clerk: Accounts clerk is responsible for recording certain types of financial transactions. The major focus of accounts clerk could be on accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing or payroll.
  • Business Services Accountant: The responsibility of business services accountant is to provide business and tax services to clients. Some of the other duties of these accountants include keeping track of depreciation of assets, generating financial statements, preparing tax returns and advice & guidance on financial strategies.
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO): CFO is a senior-level executive who is responsible for enterprise’s financial well-being and success.
  • Cost Accountants: The responsibility of cost accountants is to monitor and analyse the company’s cost of materials, processes and products. They also provide advice to the management of the company on the most effective options to streamline and manage costs.
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO): CFO is a senior-level executive who is responsible for enterprise’s financial well-being and success.
  • Financial Controller: The major responsibility of the financial controller is to work closely with executive management teams, and play a vital role in the running of businesses.
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  • Tax Accountant: Tax accountants specialise in taxation. The responsibility of the tax accountants is to handle audits, tax returns and final audits for corporations or individuals.

Popular CA Coaching Institutes:   

In Gujarat

In Maharastra

In India

  • Aldline CA, New Delhi

  • Academy of Commerce, New Delhi

  • Nahata Professional Academy, Indore

  • Yeshas Academy, Banglore


A qualified CA can get employment opportunities in following areas:

  • Public and Private Sector Banks

  • Public Limited Companies

  • Auditing Firms

  • Stock Broking Firms

  • Finance Companies

  • Investment Houses

  • Legal Firms

  • Patent Firms

  • Portfolio Management Companies

All the students, teachers and guardians should note that the above mentioned websites and information on various colleges / universities may change under the rules and regulations of the education department.