Importance of Education
Name – Akhilesh Kumar Meena
Profession – Chartered Accountant
Designation – Accounts Officer
Organisation – HPCL
Age – 30
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 5
Under-Graduation – B.Com, Mumbai University
Professional Qualification – CA
Please give us a summary of your Career.
After completing my B.Com from Mumbai University, I went straight for CA in ICAI since I have always been very interested in finance and accounts. This is the same job where I did my internship during my CA and I got hired here thereafter. I have been here since then. The work environment, infrastructure, people, everything is very nice and suits my needs. Being a workaholic, I do not mind working overtime, so that works for me. My job mainly includes finance and other tasks related to accounts. Each day, I am expected to manage invoices and other expenses made by the company and keep track of them.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as Accounts Officer.
As mentioned in the earlier answer, being the Accounts Officer, I am expected to manage invoices and keep a track of the expenditure done by the company. It is something like “bookkeeping of an organization”. I need to have an eye for detail and re-check every bill amount with its corresponding invoice and make sure that the correct amount has been paid. It is my responsibility as the Accounts Manager, to send bills to the clients and in the case of late payments. I also have to take care of the situation and make sure the payment is done. At times, in case of lack of staff, I also do internal auditing as well.
Average Income of an Accounts officer in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 10-20 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 10-20 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, being the Accounts Officer, 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 Officer require you to travel?
Does your work as Accounts officer 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?
Mainly, a degree in the field of finance and accounts is required to enter this profession.
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 is 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?
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?
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
This profession needs a person who has a very good eye for detail as you will be dealing with the finance of a company and you need to make sure that everything is in order.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join your Profession?
This job has kept me happy for a very long time now. The work environment is really nice and so Is the infrastructure. The company provides many facilities to its employees and makes sure that they are respected. The income is also really nice, considering this is a PSU. I am really glad that I got this job. You are also not expected to travel from one place to another which is actually a good thing for me because I am not really a traveler.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?
There is hardly anything I could complain about when it comes to being Accounts Manager. Being a workaholic, I do not really mind working overtime. However, that might be a problem for some people and that is something that you are expected to do here. Mistakes are to be avoided and a person should have a great concentration level to make sure no mistake is made. One small mistake could make you have to go through the entire sheet again until it is sorted.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
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 go for medicine since it has an element of social service in it.