About the course

Chartered Accountants are the professionals who are qualified and equipped to do most of the financial functions, such as accounting, auditing, and tax administration. Therefore, a Chartered Accountant is considered to be the curator of financial security of an organization. Beyond doubt, every aspirant who decides to pursue Chartered Accountancy for his or her further studies can obtain umpteen number of both respectable and rewarding job opportunities.

Chartered Accountancy is a three-tier course conducted under The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), which is a professional accountability body constituted by a special law of Parliament.

The three levels of CA are Foundation, Intermediate and Final. Those who hold Class Twelfth qualification in any stream are eligible for submitting applications for the Foundation Examination and those students who are graduated can apply for the Intermediate Examination. In the first place, every aspirant should complete the registration process in ICAI. Aspirants are also provided with opportunities including, Correspondence or Distant learning, full time or part-time, online etc to complete CA.

Job Opportunities

Being one of the most desired profession in the field of finance, Chartered Accountancy opens up great possibilities for students. In India, there are multifold job opportunities in private, government and public sector organizations. Even, in foreign nations, similar official positions are available for Chartered Accountants.

Banks and law firms also seek the services of Chartered Accountants. Chartered accountants are a definite strength even in businesses. Those who have completed Chartered Accountancy can also practice as a Chartered Accountant from their own home or can even start their own office.

Some of the important duties and functions of Chartered Accountants are:

  • Taxation jobs such as income tax, sales tax, service tax and return preparation
  • Auditing
  • Prepare and maintain accounts and financial report.
CA Articleship / Internal Training Period 3 years
Time taken to complete the course

It takes about four and a half years for a CA aspirant to complete the course after class twelve and those who entered the Intermediate level through direct entry, after graduation, can complete the course in about three years.