First of all, we will try to address the question as to what is the need of articleship for a CA student. Articleship has been designed to strike a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical training. To bridge this gap CA articleship firms recruit CA students at the designation of articled clerk or articling student. The practical training incudes:
- Inculcation of a disciplined attitude towards hard work
- Development of necessary skills to bridge the theoretical knowledge and practical situations
- Providing exposure to overall socio-economic environment in which organizations operate, and
- Development of ethical values
CA Articleship firms in India: Top 10
I have prepared a list of top 10 CA articleship firms in India after a thorough online research on various portals. In my view if a CA student does his/her articleship under these firms it would definitely be of some value addition to his/her career. The discipline and knowledge acquired and imparted at these CA articleship firms are the best in the industry. It spans from various functions of the business ranging from fields like finance, auditing, international taxation, merger & acquisition.
- Deloitte, USA
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services.
- PWC, London
It is the world’s second largest professional services network. Annual revenue is 34 bn dollars.
- Ernst and Young, London
EY is a multinational professional services firm with headquarters in London, UK. It has presence across 150 countries.
- KPMG, Netherlands
KPMG is a professional service company and one of the Big Four auditors of the world.
- BDO International
BDO is the fifth largest accountancy professional service provider in India with a workforce of more than 60000.
- Grant Thornton International, UK
The firm has 26 offices spread across the UK and specializes in audit, tax and advisory services.
- RSM International, UK
They are headquartered in London and work out of 700 offices across 100 nations globally.
- Baker Tilly, USA
This firm is based out of Chicago in USA and work from their 580 offices in 110 countries.
- Mazars, London
Mazars holds the 9th position. The firms has 11000 employees globally in 70 countries.
- Moore Stephens, UK
It holds the 10th spot and recently merged with Winx, corporate finance, and X-Stra, business consulting.
Interview Questions at top CA Articleship Firms
- Tell me about yourself
- Why do you want to do Chartered Accountancy
- Why do you want to join our firm
- Which area in the firm are you mostly interested in and why
- Give an example of your strength/leadership quality which helped you stand out
- Give an example of a situation in your life where you demonstrated problem solving skills
- Do you have any work experience? If yes, then how would it help you in future
- What was your biggest learning from your previous employer?
- What are your short term and long term goals?
- Did you ever had to choose between ethics and profits? If yes, then what did you choose and why? If no, what would you choose and why?
CA Articleship Stipend
|Cities with Population above 25 lakhs||Cities with Population 10-25 Lakhs||Cities with Population below 10 lakhs|
|First Year of Articleship||Rs.2,000||Rs.1,500||Rs.1,000|
|Second Year of Articleship||Rs.2,500||Rs.2,000||Rs.1,500|
|Third Year of Articleship||Rs.3,000||Rs.2,500||Rs.2,000|
CA articleship firms would hire you based on your aptitude, openness and willingness to learn. It is important that you don’t come off as a rigid person or who is resistant to change. With the right attitude, basic curriculum knowledge and knowledge about self, one can easily ace the interviews of the top CA articleship firms.
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