Accounting Career

Tuesday, 24. November 2009


In the market-driven economies of business, commerce and industry of today, personnel trained in accounting are needed in all organizations and enterprises. Jobs in accounting exist in all large scale and medium scale concerns. Accountancy graduates are employed as accounts executives, credit executives, investor relationship executive, finance executive, or customer relation executives. Higher degree holders are offered job openings as finance managers, accounts manager, credit control managers, treasury managers, or foreign exchange managers. Professionally qualified candidates like cost or chartered accountants are employed as taxation managers, auditors, general managers, and vice presidents. By far, the most lucrative careers in accounting will be found in the Banking Sector. Foreign banks pick up their personnel from management institutes, from among finance professionals such as Chartered Accountants, Cost and Works Accountants and Chartered Financials Analysts.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses:

Accounting Courses are the mostly widely available and offer maximum job opportunities. Under-graduate and post-graduate Degrees in accounting are awarded by universities through affiliated and member colleges. Accounting degree colleges are located in all metropolitan cities and state capitals in India.

Top Colleges offering Accounting Courses:

  • Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration, 210, B.B. Ganguly Street,

Kolkata 700012; Tel.: 033-22412216;


Website: http://www.goenkacollege.net/
Course: Bachelor of Commerce Duration: Three years
Course: Master of Commerce Duration: Two years

  • St. Xavier’s College, 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai – 400001; Tel.: 022-22620662;

Website: http://www.xaviers.edu/
Course: Bachelor of Commerce Duration: Three years

  • Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) Delhi
    University of Delhi, Maurice Nagar, Delhi-11000 Ph: 011- 27667905 FAX: 011-27666510                                                        Email: srcc@indiatimes.com
    Web:www.srcc.edu
  • Madras Christian College Chennai,
    Madras Christian College
    Tambaram
    Chennai-600059
    Phone: Fax+914422397731& +914422394352
    Email : apro@mcc.edu.in
  • Symbiosis Society’s College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
    Senapati Bapat Road, Pune – 411 004
    Tel: (020) 5653903 Fax: 5651850
    E-mail: sbmujumdar@vsnl.net
  • St Joseph’s College, Bangalore
    Residency Road Bangalore
    Ph: 080-22245831, 22211429
  • Osmania University College of Commerce & Business Management Hyderabad

Andhra Pradesh
www.indiaedu.com

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects:

All major banking and financial institutions offer lucrative careers to Commerce graduates & postgraduates Business Accounting plus certification in computer accounting programs such as TALLY & EXCEL. Foreign banks such as ICICI, ABN AMRO, Lombard, Stanley Morgan keep looking for bright graduates in Commerce & Accounting to be employed as accounts executives, credit executives, investor relationship executive, finance executive, or customer relation executives. Job opportunities are open to postgraduates & CAs in the positions of finance managers, accounts manager, credit control managers, treasury managers, or foreign exchange managers.

Salaries:

Nationalized banks may offer a salary of Rs 10,000/- to Rs 15,000/-pm to fresher joining as Accounts Executive at entry level. When they reach Officer Cadre they will be offered Rs 20,000/- to Rs 25,000/- pm.

In foreign owned banks and MNCs, management trainees may be offered a salary of Rs 15,000/- to Rs 20,000/- during probation. Later they will be given salary of   Rs 25,000/- to Rs 50,000/- pm as Managers and Heads of Departments.

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