Articleship is one of the
most crucial aspects of the CA profession. You get to learn a lot during this
phase. Also, learning the right things during articleship will not only help in
your professional building but will also help during writing papers in a more
So, it is important to know what are the main areas a CA student should focus while pursuing his articleship training.
As a Chartered Accountant, everyone around you will want you to save their tax. If one has to start practice after qualifying as a CA, one must have good knowledge of taxation. Basic filing of ITRs will also require knowledge regarding taxation matters. So, one should focus on the taxation area during his articleship training.
As an article, you will be
sent to different companies for audit. Right from basic vouching to giving the
right opinion on the Financial Statements, auditing involves all of these.
Understand and learn how to apply the Standards of Auditing in real life which
we study in books.
Learning Accounting Softwares
It is important to learn the basic accounting software like tally, busy, etc where the accounts of the clients are maintained. We as chartered accountants should know how to access the books of accounts of the clients through softwares because these days everyone maintains their books of accounts using these softwares only. So we need to have a friendly hand on these softwares.
Office Ethics and Communication Skills
We get to learn about the office culture, how to dress professionally, how to interact with clients, etc. The interaction can be face to face, or telephonic or over internet services like video call, skype, etc. We get this experience from the articleship period itself.
Dealing with Government Offices
Articleship training is not complete until
you've witnessed the reality of a government office. After experiencing the
government office working system and environment, your biggest learning will
make you a tougher and more confident person. That constant running around will
also force you to understand the system and deal with it in a better way.
Knowing what to do and how to do it is the main learning point.
Balancing Personal Life, Student Life and Articleship
Life During articleship
time it is very tough to make a proper balance between family, work and
studies. Because as students we have classes to complete which is equally
important. Also, there are some family responsibilities to be fulfilled. So we
need to learn how to make a proper balance between all of these.