Which Is Better Course CA or CS in India?
Both the Chartered Accountant (CA) and Company Secretary (CS) certifications are designations for international accounting professionals. CAS tend to specialize in non-US GAAP and perform high-level accounting and auditing functions in companies and CA firms while CSs specializes in corporate law and perform corporate compliance activities for large companies.
Let’s talk about the differences between CA vs CS certifications and which one is right for you and your career.
Chartered Accountants provide accounting services for clients in either the public or private sector. Their areas of study and expertise include auditing, taxation, financial reporting, and business/managerial accounting. They specialize in non-US GAAP and commonly work internationally but rarely in the US.
The CS acts as a primary source of communication between the company and its shareholders, such as taking and distributing minutes from shareholder meetings. In some countries, the CS will perform some accounting functions such as managing and storing the company’s accounting records, (e.g. reinvestments, property, payroll, insurance, taxation, etc.) In some circumstances, CAs may also function as Company Secretaries.