Artcleship is the essence of CA course and every ca student's dream is to pursue articleship from top CA firm. It is the articleship which transforms a ca student into a Chartered Accountant. But a question comes in mind how to find top CA firms.
Obvious answer would be to Google "Top CA firms in Delhi" but does it solves the purpose ? It will display 10 to 20 big CA firms like PwC, EY, SP Chopra etc. but these firms takes students based on recommendation only (exceptions might there).
No standard framework has been devised which enables the identification of top ca firms in a city. From the eyes of a CA student, a top ca firm is one which have huge clients base. But the problem is how to find the clients database of a ca firm which is not shared on public domain due to strict regulations in Chartered Accountants Act.
Step 1- Prepare a Resume
Step 2- Prepare the list of companies falling in below categories in an excel file
- Public Sector Undertakings (Google it)
- Public Sector Banks (RBI website)
- Private sector banks (RBI website)
- Listed Companies
- Unlisted Companies
Step 3- Download the latest annual reports of all the companies
Step 4- Note down the name of the statutory auditors from the annual report and make a list in the excel file
Step 5- Google the ca firms and tries to find whether their head office or branch offices are located in city in which you want to do articleship
Step 6- Shortlist the CA firms based on your preferences
Step 7- Physically hand over your resumes on the address of ca firms
Step 8- If physically submission is not possible then post your resume on their career webpage
Although this is tedious work but you can take help from friends to make list.
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