How to find CA firms for CA Articleship?
Students after clearing CA Intermediate/IPCC are often perplexed about which CA firm to join for CA Articleship. CA Articleship is the backbone of the CA course. But how to find a CA Articleship vacancy, without putting much effort. In this article, we have listed down the ways to find CA Articleship vacancies, preparing a resume, and top CA firms for Articleship.
Using LinkedIn like an Expert to find CA Articleship vacancy
Step 1: The first step here would be to go to the “CONTENT” section and search for Articleship, CA Articleship Vacancy, CA training, or CA Intersnhip.
Step 2: You will get all the posts related to Articleship posted by HRs and other employees or articles. Most of the posts will have an email id of the Human resource manager. Most of the HR’s of Big 4 companies and other upper medium-sized firms post on LinkedIn only.
Students are often told by the Orientation faculties to make connections with employers on Linkedin to find Articleship vacancies. Just think for a minute, are those employers waiting for you? Most of them would not even give you a reply. They connect with you for a simple reason, to make their profile top-ranked.
Most employees working in CA Firms often post vacancies through a post. The post is reflected when somebody searches keywords like CA Articleship in the content section, like the way Google does.
Alternatives to find CA firms for Articleship
I have listed down all the alternatives that should be considered while searching for CA Articleship.
- ICAI Articleship Portal: ICAI has launched its Articleship portal for the students. You just need to create your own account and fill in your details. You will directly receive calls from CA firms.
- Career /Contact us Page: If you visit the website of a renowned CA firm, you will find the “Carrier” or “Contact Us” page. You can apply there also for CA Articleship vacancy. The moment you apply, your details will be mailed to the Human resource department and you will definitely receive a call.
- Reference: Reference in any Big 4 firm is a boon. Strong references can get you directly placed in a CA firm without having a much-complicated interview. Just, normal interaction with HR will work, if you have a strong reference.
- ICAI Notice board: Many CA firms post their CA Articleship vacancy on the ICAI notice board; you can directly check out the vacancies by visiting the institute.
- Walk-in Interviews: Go to the firm and submit directly your resume at the reception of the firm. The second way you can try is to contact the firm and ask for HR’s Mail id.
Making your sample resume for CA Articleship
Your resume portrays your entire life- academic results, co-curricular achievements, skills, and interests. Your resume should be powerful enough to impress the interviewer. But that doesn’t mean you are going to lie about your achievements.
Now, how to prepare your resume?
Academic Section: It should illustrate your academic performance in high school as well as in CPT, CA Intermediate. You can even add a “Remarks” column in your academic section. Also, you can create another section in the academic section portraying other courses you did to enhance your knowledge.
BONUS TIP: Don’t miss the school name.
Co-Curricular activities: This section is of paramount importance because it shows your confidence, your leadership skills, your negotiation skills, and your personality. You will definitely hear a question from the interviewer in this aspect and he can ask a particular question of what you are writing in this column. So, don’t lie in this section or boast about your achievements.
Skills Section: The skills you possess must be displayed in this section. For example Good hand in Microsoft excel or any other ERP software.
Interest section: Your hobbies must be illustrated in this section. For instance: Playing Guitar, Dancing, drawing, it can be any.
BONUS TIP: Don’t commit a spelling or grammatical blunder in your resume. Use short sentences.
Drop the resume at the CA firms
There are numerous ways by which you can send your resume to Big 4 companies HR’s, all of them are listed above.
Getting Articleship at a Big 4 CA firm
It’s not difficult to get Articleship in a Big 4 CA firm rather staying it is tough. A good resume and a great job interview will work for you. What interviewer wants to see in your resume? Or Which type of questions will be asked in an interview? These questions pop up in our minds and I will answer them step by step.
Interview Process at the Big 4’s companies
Great, if you received a callback or mail from the Big 4’s for an interview. It is time to test your confidence and abilities. Where do you stand in the corporate world?
It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us. – HR
The moment you enter into a big multinational company, you will notice by the people. Don’t think that they are not paying any heed to you. So, your first impression will determine your worth. The interview process will be conducted in four steps, sometimes in five steps.
Step 1: Telephonic Round will be conducted to address your communication skills. Nothing else, not much importance will be given to this round. Just they are calling for Face to face interview.
Step2: Group Discussion will be conducted to again check your communication skills and they will test your patience. For example, KPMG group discussion is the toughest. If you didn’t utter a single word or were not up to the mark, you will be surely rejected.
Step3: Technical Round will be conducted to check out your skills in Microsoft office and they ask questions about your course. If you have chosen audit as your profile, you can be asked about Accounting standards, Standards on Auditing. If you have chosen tax as your profile, then numerous questions can be asked about Income tax, GST, transfer Pricing, DTAA.
Step 4: The HR round will be a formal interaction with HR. He can ask general questions about your background, skills, and interests. Whether you are suitable for the job? Do you have any problem working long hours?
Step5: If you have made up to Partner’s round. The chances will be in your favor of selection but if you chose tax as your profile, you will be again grilled to the core and again Q&A session will be followed. If you don’t know about a particular question, simply say, I don’t know about this. Don’t need to portray yourself as a super genius guy.
Hope these tips work for you. Now have a look at the top CA firms in the Delhi NCR region having branches all over India
List of top CA firms in Gurgaon and Delhi.
|S.No.||Name of Firm||Address of Firm
|1||KPMG||Building No. 10,8th Floor, Tower B & C, DLF Cyber City, Phase II. Gurgaon, Haryana|
|2||PWC||Building No.8, Tower C, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram, Haryana|
|3||Deloitte Haskin & Sells||7th Floor, Building 10 Tower B DLF Cyber City Complex DLF City Phase II Haryana|
|4||E&Y||Golf View Corporate Tower B, Golf Course Road, Sector 42, Gurugram, Haryana|
|5||Grant Thornton India||DLF Square, 21st, Jacaranda Marg, DLF Phase 2, Gurugram, Haryana|
|6||BDO India LLP||The Palm Springs, Office No. 1501-08, Golf Course Road, Sector 54, Gurugram, Haryana|
|7||Dewan P.N. Chopra & Co.||D 295, Shiniwas Puri, Block D, Defence Colony, New Delhi|
|8||S.S. Kothari Mehta & Co||Plot No – 68, First Floor, Phase – 3, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi|
|9||S C V & Co LLP||B-41, Panchashil Enclave, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi|
|10||Lodha & Co.||Upasana, 1, Hailey Rd, Vakil Lane, Mandi House, New Delhi|
|11||SR Dinodia & Co. LLP||K-39, Connaught Place, New Delhi|
|12||TR Chadha & Company Limited Liability Partnership||359, Udyog Vihar II Rd, Phase II, Udyog Vihar, Sector 20, Gurugram, Haryana|
|13||Desai Haribhakti||3rd Floor, 52-B, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi|
|14||Mohinder Puri & Co.||1A-D, Vandana, 11 Tolstoy Marg, Delhi|
|15||Thakur Vaidyanathan Aiyar & Co.||No. 221-223, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, Daryaganj, New Delhi|
(Please do not consider the list as rankings)
Akash Arora is a Chartered Accountant. His domain areas include Indirect Tax (GST), Direct tax, Internal Auditing as well as Statutory Auditing. He is a business advisor to FMCG, Construction, and Automobile Entities all over India. Feel Free To Contact Him. 🙂