Things to learn during CA articleship
As part of CA curriculum, a student has to go through 3 years of practical training called “Articleship training” after passing either single or both the groups of CA Intermediate or first group of CA IPCC.
Out of these 3 years. A student has to serve 2 years as mandatory articleship under practicing Chartered Accountant and 1 year can be served for Industrial training or practicing Chartered Accountant.
This blog is about the overall experience of articleship training which every CA undergoes. The familiarity of office culture begins with this period. Thus it’s important to keep in mind what all you need to learn during this phase of your life.
1. Documentation: For a CA, maintaining working papers, audit trail, supports for the reports issued is extremely important. Usually, a trainee starts with this piece of work which may be tedious but is quite relevant for him/her to understand how to do it.
2. Client interaction: In the fast-paced business environment, to be competitive and sustainable, one should know how to get business and win a client. It’s not just about quality work but also other factors such as timeliness, presentation skills, etc. After some time in articleship, you get to meet the client and have discussions for day to day business requirements.
3. Exposure to practical aspects of subjects: Papers like Direct and Indirect taxes, Audit, and accountancy have a lot of practical case studies that a trainee may find relatable at work. This also helps to learn the syllabus faster as you understand the practical aspects of that topic.
4. Being good with numbers: A CA is always believed to be good in numbers. A part of its credit goes to this training period.
5. Quality deliverables: Work can be done by any professional but form a CA. it is expected to get the best result and be an asset to any company he works after clearing CA exams. Quality output also makes a CA reliable and dependable.