Importance of Education
Name – Shubham Dad
Profession – Accounts
Designation – Accounts Officer
Organisation – HPCL
Age – 23
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 3
Under-Graduation – B.Com., Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer
Professional Qualification – CA from ICAI
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After completing my CA, I started working in this company and it has been a great experience so far. In three years, I worked my way up to be an Accounts Officer which has provided me with some very good opportunities. My job mainly includes me working with the auditor of the company to ensure the proper scrutiny of the accounts. By the end of the year, my fellow teammates and I have to prepare an annual report about the finances of the company. In addition to that, I also contact our clients regarding the invoices that are past due. This requires me to have good speaking skills.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Accounts Officer.
My job responsibilities include handling accounts which are payable and receivable, maintaining records of business costs like labor and material and checking invoices for inaccuracies and mistakes. I am also supposed to reconcile accounts with general ledger and handle general queries related to accounts. Summing it all up, a good Accounts Officer should have very nice speaking skills and should be a team player. He or she should know how to handle accounts and work in a fast paced environment.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 20-40 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 – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work as accounts Manager require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
A degree or a professional course in Accounting or another relevant stream would help.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work as Accounts Officer is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
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?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful as Accounts Officer?
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 be organised and stick to plan
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
One should have great speaking skills and should be a team player to achieve the common goals of the company.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
Hindustan Petroleum Corporate Limited (H.P.C.L) has provided me with the best opportunities in the 3 years’ time. It provides its employers with a great salary and benefits including an accommodation place if needed. My co-workers are very helpful and my bosses respect me a lot. In case of doubt, you can turn to anyone who would have knowledge about this field for help. I have grown a lot as a person in the past three years and my job has a lot to do with it. I get the opportunity to meet new people and improve my speaking skills.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
One thing I would like to complain about when it comes to this job is about the stress and the work load. There are times when due to some mathematical errors my team mates and I need to prepare an entire report again in a very less amount of time. When the work load is more, at times, you are expected to come to the office on Saturdays or work from home to complete the task till the dead line. However, I am sure that all this will pass by and I will learn how to manage my time more efficiently.
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 Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
May be Easy for Few
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 choose the same profession.