You can opt for a CFA after completing your CA because a combination of CFA and C.A can give you more insight in the corporate world. The course structure in C.A is varied and covers subjects like accountancy, taxation, costing and law.
In comparison to C.A, CFA includes an entire curriculum on finance while CA only contains a subject in finance. CFA is a globally recognized degree and the exams take place all over the world. There is more depth of finance in CFA than an MBA or a C.A.
Also after completing CFA in India, a lot of avenues open in terms of job prospects. You can work in the finance dept. of a company or in the risk dept., you can also work as an equity analyst, investment manager, portfolio manager, forensic auditor, etc. Mutual fund houses, private equity houses and hedge funds also employ a lot of CFAs.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?
For CFA, you have to either be a graduate, or you must be in your final year of graduation. Apart from this, you can have a combined education and work experience of about 4 years. You also need a passport for registration.
However, to get an unbiased and experienced opinion on this topic, watch these videos below of Aswini Bajaj who is a trainer, global consultant in delivering lectures on finance and a public speaker.
CFA - ASWINI BAJAJ