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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Ravil Gupta
ProfessionChartered Accountant
Designation – Manager (Finance)
Organisation – HPCL
Age – 38
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 14
Under-Graduation – B.Com, Mumbai University
Professional QualificationCA

Please give us a summary of your Career.

I have spent about 10 years in this company and became the Manager in Finance earlier this year. Being a P.S.U, this job has provided me with a reasonable salary and a nice experience. After completing my undergraduate degree in B.Com from one of the most reputed colleges in Mumbai University, I decided to do my CA. I have always had a keen interest in the money affairs of any business or even my family. Looking back, I feel I could not have taken a better decision. After completing my CA, I got a job in this company and have stayed here, ever since.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities.

My job mainly includes disbursements, credit control, concurrence to proposals and so on. In layman terms, I mainly deal with the money aspects of the company. I make payments from the company funds to the third-party clients and make sure that the expected reimbursements are sorted out from their behalf. I also have to make sure that the payments are done properly from the third-party. It is my team’s responsibility to make sure that the unpaid credits are recovered as soon as possible. I also look into the proposals for the company and accept the ones which are best suited for the company’s future.


Average Income of a CA in this Profession in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 40-80 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 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?
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?
Rarely
Does your work 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?
Not Risky
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?
Most of my colleagues are CAs, so I feel that is the best way of entering this profession.


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 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?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Cheap
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 CA?

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

One needs to have good analytical skills for this job, making the right decisions, and meeting the deadlines is very important.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a CA?

This job has provided me with a good salary and many good opportunities and I am content with it. I get to meet new types of people and look into various different types of insights into a situation. Being a Chartered Accountant, I am completely confident about leaving the job some day and starting my own business. This job, being transferable has given me an opportunity to travel to new places, which I really look forward to.

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

There is hardly anything that I could complain about when it complains about when it comes to this job. I like the workplace, the infrastructure, the environment, the people that I work with and the timings, which allow spending enough time with my family. However, as a C.A., I can complain about the amount of competition there in this field in today’s date. It is not easy to crack the exams successfully, hence the time.


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?
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 still choose the same profession.


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