Is Accountancy a good Career option?

A Career in Accountancy has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Accountancy, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Accountancy. In my quest to learn more about a Career in Accountancy, I found this amazing page: 

Satpal Singh Gandhi's perspective!

Satpal Singh Gandhi has 27 years & 3 months of professional experience in Accountancy. Satpal Singh Gandhi has worked in Accountancy as Head of Audit Section in GMVN. In Satpal Singh Gandhi's own words, this is how Satpal Singh Gandhi got into Accountancy: "I did my B Com and M Com from Garhwal University, I also did CMA (Certified Management Accountant) in 1992. I am working with GMVN in the accounts department since 1991." I wanted to know more about Satpal Singh Gandhi and found this profile: 

Career Video on Accountancy

In a video, Satpal Singh Gandhi has talked about various aspects of a Career in Accountancy. Satpal Singh Gandhi started by explaining Accountancy as: "Accountancy or accounting is the job of sharing financial information about a business to managers and shareholders. Accountants are people who do accounting, and also carry out the auditing or checking of a company's books and records." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Accountancy and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Accountancy. Satpal Singh Gandhi touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computers Fundamentals
  • Accounting Software
  • Accounting

Satpal Singh Gandhi then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Accountancy:
  • Laws & Acts
  • Patience
  • Consistent Hard Work
  • Time Management

Satpal Singh Gandhi believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Accountancy:
  • Consistent Requirement
  • Growth

And, Satpal Singh Gandhi believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Accountancy:
  • Continuous Updation
  • Time Consuming
  • Monotonous Job
  • Deadlines

In the final section of the video Satpal Singh Gandhi talks about How a day goes in a Career in Accountancy. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Accountancy, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: 

Similar Career Talks on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:













Career Counseling 2.0

After having learnt about a Career in Accountancy I was curious about LifePage. LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on: 


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