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Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Career as a Chartered Accountant (CA)



A Chartered Accountant (a.k.a. CA) is one who is specialized in accounting, auditing and taxation. CA handles matter related to accounts and finance, and also serves as a management and corporate caretaker.


Chartered Accountant’s Motto:
  • Analyze
  • Audit
  • Advice

A Day in a Chartered Accountant’s Life:
  •  Prepare and analyze financial reports for organizations
  •  Create balance sheets, income and loss statements, tax statements
  •  Offer services to public in need of financial advice and expertise
  •   Prepare company expenditure reports, pay slips and balance sheets
  •  Work on wealth management, financial advice and tax audits
  •  Suggest tax mitigation for business investments
  •  Auditing, bookkeeping and budget control
  •  Keep check on profit/loss, cash flow estimates and capital budget
  •  Deal with direct tax, wealth tax, income tax and filing returns
  •  Provide consultation in internal audits, corporate law , project planning
  •  Act as arbitrator for dispute settlement, handle work related to insolvency
  
Skills Required for a Chartered Accountant:
  •  Excellent numerical ability
  •  Good business acumen
  •  Strong communication & negotiation skills
  •   Independence of thought and integrity
  •  Concentration, meticulousness and attention to detail
  •  Logical and analytical skills
  •  Stay up to date with latest policies and laws
  •  Ability to work under pressure with deadlines
  •  Basic computer and financial software skills


Career Map for Chartered Accountant:






































Abbreviations: 
  • CPT: Common Proficiency Test  
  • ICAI: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (http://icai.org)  
  • IPCC: Integrated Professional Competency Course  
  • ATC: Accounting Technician Course

Specializations:
  •  Accountancy & Auditing
  •  Taxation & Cost Accountancy
  •  Investigation
  •  Share Valuation
  •  Budget Planning
  •  Inventory Control

Curriculum for Chartered Accountant:



Job Avenues for a Chartered Accountant:
  •  Registered Audit firms
  •  Chartered Accountancy Firms
  •  Management Consultancy firms
  •  Law Firms
  •  K.P.O’s and B.P.O’s
  •  Banks and Financial Institutions
  •  Equity Research Firms
  •  Tax Advisory Firms
  •  Risk Management Firms
  •  Own Proprietary Practice

Other Related Careers:
  •  Accounting Technician (ATC)
  •  Cost Work Accountant (CWA)
  •  Company Secretary (CS)
  •  Tax Preparer
  •  Auditor
  • Chartered Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Growth Track for Chartered Accountant:




















 




Salary Expectation:
  •   Avg. Salary for junior accountants is Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 30,000 per month
  •   Avg. Salary  for experienced CA’s is Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 80,000 per month
  •   CA’s can earn handsomely through their own practice
Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Top Distance Learning Institutes 2012

According to the Careers360 Survey, here is the list of Top Distance Learning Colleges for 2012.
  1. Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
  2. Yashwantrao C. Maharashtra Open University, Nashik
  3. IMT Distance and Open Learning Institute, Ghaziabad
  4. Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok
  5. Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning, Pune
  6. MP Bhoj (Open) University, Bhopal
  7. Dr. BR Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU), Hyderabad
  8. Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata
  9. University of Mumbai (IDOL), Mumbai
  10. Maharishi Dayanand University (DDE), Rohtak
  11. Maulana Azad National Urdu University (DDE), Hyderabad
  12. University of Delhi (SOL), New Delhi
  13. Annamalai University (DDE), Annamalainagar
  14. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad
  15. Karnataka State Open University, Mysore
  16. Acharya Nagarjuna University (CDE), Guntur
  17. The ICFAI University Sikkim, Gangtok
  18. Osmania University (PGRRCDE), Hyderabad
  19. Alagappa University (DDE), Karaikudi
  20. Shivaji University (CDE), Kolhapur
  21. The ICFAI University Tripura, West Tripura
  22. SNDT - Women's University (CDE), Mumbai
  23. Himachal Pradesh University (ICDEOL), Shimla
  24. Tamil Nadu Open University, Chennai
  25. University of Madras (IDE), Chennai
  26. Andhra University (SDE),Vishakhapatnam
  27. Madurai Kamaraj University (DDE), Madurai
  28. Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota
  29. UP Rajarshi Tandon Open University, Allahabad
  30. Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani
  31. Nalanda Open University, Patna
  32. Kurukshetra University (DDE), Kurukshetra
  33. University of Calicut (SDE), Kozhikode
  34. Patna University (DDE), Patna
  35. Kakatiya University (SDLCE), Warangal
Source: Careers360 Website

For the list of Top Engineering Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/india-top-engineering-colleges-2012.html

For the list of Top Medical Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/06/top-25-medical-colleges-in-india.html

For the list of Top Dental Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/06/top-15-dental-colleges-in-india-2012.html

For the list of Top Law Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/06/top-15-law-colleges-in-india-outlook.html

For the list of Top Social Work Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/06/top-15-law-colleges-in-india-outlook.html

For the list of Top Architecture Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/top-10-colleges-in-architecture-outlook.html

For the list of Top Commerce Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/top-50-commerce-colleges-in-india-2012.html

For the list of Top Science Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/top-50-science-colleges-in-india-2012.html

For the list of Top Mass Communication Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/08/top-10-colleges-in-mass-communication.html

Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Counsellor & Training Specialist

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Top 10 Colleges in Mass Communication - 2012



According to the Outlook-MDRA Survey 2012, here is the list of top 10 colleges for Mass Communication and Media studies.

Source: Outlook MDRA Survey 2012
  1. Asian College of Journalism, Chennai
  2. Xavier Institute of Communication, Mumbai
  3. IIMC, Delhi
  4. Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune
  5. AJ Kidwai MCRC, Jamia Millia, Delhi
  6. Indian Institute of Journalism, Bangalore
  7. S. Naidu School of Art and Communication, Hyderabad
  8. Department of Journalism, BHU, Varanasi
  9. Manorama School of Communication, Kottayam
  10. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Delhi

For the list of Top Engineering Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/india-top-engineering-colleges-2012.html


For the list of Top Medical Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/06/top-25-medical-colleges-in-india.html


For the list of Top Dental Colleges in India refer to my blogpost 
For the list of Top Law Colleges in India refer to my blogpost 
For the list of Top Social Work Colleges in India refer to my blogpost 
For the list of Top Architecture Colleges in India refer to my blogpost 
For the list of Top Commerce Colleges in India refer to my blogpost
For the list of Top Science Colleges in India refer to my blogpost

Thanks.
Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania
Counsellor & Corporate Training Specialist

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Career as an IT Database Administrator


A Database Administrator (a.k.a. DBA) is a person responsible for the installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring, migration and maintenance of databases in an organization. Other tasks include designing of database strategies, and improving database performance, capacity planning for future expansion requirements.


Database Admin’s Motto:
  •  Design
  •  Administer
  •  Fix problems


A Day in a Database Administrator’s Life:
  •  Install, configure, monitor and administer various databases in the company
  •  Test programs or databases, correct errors and make necessary modifications
  •  Monitor and optimize the performance of database systems
  •  Work with programmers, analysts and other administrators on daily tasks
  •  Plan, coordinate and implement data security measures
  •  Work on database upgrades, migrations and patch management
  •  Train and work with database application users and answer questions
  •  Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  •  Approve, schedule, supervise the installation and testing of new installations
  •  Develop standards and guidelines to guide the use and acquisition of software


Skills Required:
  •  Strong knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) & RDBMS
  •  Logical reasoning and immediate problem troubleshooting ability
  •  Independent complex problem solving, self-directed and self-starting
  •  Good understanding of Operating Systems & Client-Server Architecture
  •  Willingness to work long hours during database maintenance & outages
  •  Strong troubleshooting skills
  •  Ability to work easily with customers and other IT Teams
  •  Ability to keep updated with latest database versions & technologies
  •  Good team player

Job Titles:
  •  Oracle Database Admin
  •  SQL Database Admin
  •  Application Database Admin
  •  Database Architect
  •  Database Coordinator
  •  Database Programmer
  •  SQL Programmer
  •  Database Analyst
  •  Database Consultant
  •  Database Developer
  • Other Related Careers
  •  Network Administrator
  •  Windows Systems Administrator
  •  Backup Administrator
  •  SAN Storage Administrator
  •  Computer Engineer
  •  Software Developer
  •  UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator
  •  Computer Programmer
  •  Computer Hardware Technician
  •  Systems Architect
  •  IT Helpdesk Support
  •  IT Security Specialist


Career Map:












Certification Courses in Database Administration:
  • Oracle Database Certifications ( OCA, OCP, OCM) - Areas of Specialization: Administration, Performance Tuning, Developer,  E-Business, Application Server
  • Microsoft SQL Database Certifications (MCSA, MCTS, MCSE, MCSM, MCM, MCDBA, MCITP) - Areas of Specialization: Database, Business Intelligence
  • IBM DB2 Database Certifications (CDA, CSD, CSA, CAD) - Areas of Specialization: Application Developer, Database Administrator, Solution Developer, System Administrator

For information on career as an IT Software Programmer, refer to my Blogpost http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/career-as-it-computer-software.html

For information on career as an IT Network Administrator, refer to my Blogpost http://farzadminoodamania.blogspot.in/2012/07/career-as-it-network-administrator.html


Thanks
Regards,
Farzad Minoo Damania 
Career Counsellor & Corporate Training Specialist

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