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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Gyani Gangaraju
ProfessionChartered Accountant
DesignationAccounts Officer
OrganisationHPCL
Age – 30
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 6
Under-Graduation – B.Com, Mumbai University
Professional QualificationCA

Please give us a summary of your Career.

After I completed my B.Com from Mumbai University in a reputed college, I did my CA. Being a difficult exam to crack, it took me three attempts to do so. However, today I can say that it was all worth it. This job has given me an amazing experience so far. The people I work with are very friendly and the work environment is also very good. It is an honor for me to work here. You are respected by your bosses and are considered a valued employee of the company. The salary is nice and is really good from the recognition point of view.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as an Accounts Officer.

My job as an Accounts Officer, mainly includes tasks related to finance and accounts. I mainly keep track of the payments done by the company and make sure it matched the records made by my team and the corresponding invoices. I make sure the late payments are done properly. And I also send out the bills to the various clients and make sure the payments are made. I also do internal auditing at times on case the work is not completed on times. A person in this professor should have a great deal for precision and details. Even one small mistake, and the entire calculation has to be done again.


Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 10-20 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, being the Accounts Officer, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
5 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift as an Accounts Officer?
Never
Does your work as Accounts Officer require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Often
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Maybe
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?
A simple graduation with a good knowledge of accounts and finance will really help you out.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Good
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work as Accounts Officer is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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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?
No
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Simple Graduation
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
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 in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Prefer working alone or in small groups and focus on few tasks at a time
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 job requires you to have good quantitative skills and an eye for detail.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become an Accounts Officer?

This job has provided me with a really good salary package, enough to satisfy my daily expenses after living in Mumbai. Other than that, it also has a good work environment. The people that I work with are pretty helpful and cooperative. The infrastructure of the office is also really nice. You are hardly ever expected to work overtime if you reach the deadlines on time. People are very friendly and respectful here.

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 that I could complain about. However, one thing that I would like to talk about here, is that the workload is a lot. You are expected to reach deadlines, which, at times, seem to be impossible. As a result, I have to work overtime, even when I am not asked to do so. Other than that, this is an amazing job and it is completely worth the struggle that I had been through to become a Chartered Accountant.


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 Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
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?
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?
May be Easy for Few
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 something in Performing Arts since in that profession, you are all by yourself.


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