My cousin is a chatered accountant who is a partner in a firm and also involved himself as a permanent faculty in a leading institute on a salary basis (job). so i think there is no harm in continuing as both.
A CA can do job as well as can be partner in a partnership frim. He can apply for COP, however his status of COP will be parttime and he is not allowed for certification or attesttation function. Example..myself...
MR. RAHUL GUPTHA,
CAN YOU PLEASE GUIDE ME HOW DO GO ABOUT WITH THIS?
I AM A CA AND A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE IN A COMPANY.
MY DAD IS ALSO A PRACTISING CA AND I WANT TO JOIN HIM AS HIS PARTNER.
KINDLY GUIDE ME.
The First step is to apply for COP. After getting the COP just enter as a partner in your father's firm.
For Getting COP, Apply in Form No. 6 with ICAI. In the form you just mention the details of your occupation.
Also in case you have not obtained previously the permission for practice, then application for permission should also be enclosed with the form.
Here is the link for Form 6 and application for permission >