How do I start a Career in Accountancy?

A Career in Accountancy has always intrigued me. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Accountancy actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Accountancy. I was Googling about a Career in Accountancy and was lucky to find:

Satpal Singh Gandhi's outlook!

Satpal Singh Gandhi is an experienced professional with 27 years & 3 months in Accountancy. Satpal Singh Gandhi has worked in Accountancy as Head of Audit Section in GMVN. In Satpal Singh Gandhi's own words, this is how Satpal Singh Gandhi got into Accountancy: "I did my B Com and M Com from Garhwal University, I also did CMA (Certified Management Accountant) in 1992. I am working with GMVN in the accounts department since 1991." I wanted to know more about Satpal Singh Gandhi and found this profile:

Career Video on Accountancy

In a video, Satpal Singh Gandhi has talked about various aspects of a Career in Accountancy. Satpal Singh Gandhi started by explaining Accountancy as: "Accountancy or accounting is the job of sharing financial information about a business to managers and shareholders. Accountants are people who do accounting, and also carry out the auditing or checking of a company's books and records." The video gave me so much food for thought.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Accountancy, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Accountancy. Satpal Singh Gandhi touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computers Fundamentals
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounting
90% success in real life depends on Skills. It is crucial to understand these.
Satpal Singh Gandhi then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Accountancy:
  • Laws & Acts
  • Patience
  • Consistent Hard Work
  • Time Management
There are great positives of this Career.
Satpal Singh Gandhi believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Accountancy:
  • Consistent Requirement
  • Growth
There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Satpal Singh Gandhi believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Accountancy:
  • Continuous Updation
  • Time Consuming
  • Monotonous Job
  • Deadlines

In the final section of the video Satpal Singh Gandhi talks about How a day goes in a Career in Accountancy. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Accountancy, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

Career Counseling 2.0

This video on a Career in Accountancy opened my eyes to a completely new perspective and got me interested in LifePage. LifePage can help you find your Career Objective. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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