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Work-Life Balance Job Security Income Potential Work Culture Importance of Education Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Atul Kumar Gangwar
Profession Finance
Designation – Deputy Manager
OrganisationCoal India Limited
Age – 32
City – Singrauli
Work Experience (Years) – 7 years

Under-Graduation – B. Com, CSJM University, Kanpur

Professional Qualification – CA, CMA and CS

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I started my first job with a CA firm when I was doing articleship during my CA days. After completing my CA, I joined my current company, Coal India, through campus placements. Initially, I was appointed as Management Trainee (MT) that means E2 level officer. I was MT for one year.  In that period, I leaned about working of the company with the help of seniors and a lot of training about job profile and some common management training. Then, I got promoted as an E3 officer and started with more responsibilities and I had the authority to work for the betterment of my company.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Deputy Manager.

My current job responsibilities include salary payments, TDS on all types of payment even to employees and contractors, GST Computation and timely deposit in credit of government like TDS. Fixation of basic salary on the promotion of an employee and sometimes, in demotions as well. Keeping books of accounts up to date, assets accounting, CSR expenditure checking, and payment as per the terms and conditions of work contract and file scrutiny before allotment of the work contract, preparation before facing various type audit like cost audit, tax audit, assets audit etc. There are many other jobs that are dealt with by me as allotted time to time according to the requirement of the company.

Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often, being the Deputy Manager, are you required to work in night-shift?
Very Often
Does your work as Deputy Manager require you to travel?
Does your work require as Deputy Manager you to relocate to different town/cities?
Very Often
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Very Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

I can start my own practice as CA

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

CA or CMA both can be a Finance officer in my Company.


How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in the Profession of a Deputy Manager

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

    ICAI and ICMAI

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

5 lakhs

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as Deputy Manager (CA)?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

Time management is a key success factor if we manage time and stress effectively in order to achieve your goals.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?

There are opportunities for a better income and a respected job in an office and also, you have the opportunity to serve your friends and family members in tax fields and sometimes, you can earn by giving people tax advise to others also. You can also teach students in a coaching institute and may get an extra earning source. Thus, the fields of opportunity are many. You have a lot of job stability and a gradual increase in income as well.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as CA?

There is nothing negative in the job of a CA, if you love work then you will enjoy working. However, we can not easily switch jobs because the field of work is very large and we can get expertise in some of the areas only after experiencing the work environment of one company. We are in a fixed income group as we work as a salaried employee. Some pressure may exist because many time-bound tasks in tax fields like income tax and GST deposit, and return filing dates. If we delay these tasks then we are liable to pay penalties.

Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Impressed
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
Small Business (Annual Family Income upto 20 Lakhs)
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Very Easy
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I would pick the same profession because I like the respect and want to serve society, at large, by providing my services.

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