The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India to launch a new 'Accounting Technician Course
December, 10th 2008
The Indian Accountancy profession has the distinction of not only being one of the largest in the world, but it is also one that has matured with the changing times. To add a new dimension to this profession, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI ) will be launching a new Accounting Technician Course. After addressing the students and sharing the case study of turn around of Indian Railways at Harvard University and IIM, Ahmedabad Union Minister of Railways, Shri Lalu Prasad will now be addressing the Accountancy profession and will launch the new Accounting Technician Course here tomorrow at 4.00 p.m. at Vigyan Bhawan. Minister of Corporate Affairs, Shri Prem Chand Gupta, will be the Guest of Honour on this occasion.
All companies in India, be it small, medium or large, need trained hands to work alongside the qualified Chartered Accountants so that the functioning of the accounts and finance department in every sector is not only smooth but is also effective. The Accounting Technicians would not only fill the gaps at the operational level, but would also ensure that the value chain in the accounting process does not suffer. With the launch of this course, students who have enrolled for the CA course, but for some reasons are not able to complete the course would have an option of becoming an Accounting Technician. However at the same time, there is a scope for them to acquire CA qualification even after qualifying the Accounting Technician Course.