Career Trends 2018: Top 5 Accounting Career Opportunities

By Malavikka

Accounting is the process of dealing with all kinds of accounts in an organisation. Accountants are people who maintain a record of the account transactions and execute various tasks through it.

There are various types of accounting and job posts available for the same. A course in accounting can get you a career in various kinds of related jobs. CareerIndia presents to you the educational qualification and a variety of job opportunities in Accounting for the year 2018.

Types of courses in accounting

  • Certificate Courses in Accounting
  • Diploma Courses in Accounting
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Financial Accounting
  • Master of Commerce in Accounting and Auditing
  • Master of Commerce in Finance and Taxation
  • Post graduate diploma in auditing and computer accounting

Top 5 Accounting Career Opportunities


Actuaries are people who analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty.

Educational qualification

Degree in Maths or Statistics

List of posts

  • Health insurance actuaries 
  • Life insurance actuaries
  • Property and casualty insurance actuaries
  • Pension and retirement benefits actuaries
  • Enterprise risk actuaries


Rs 7,62,817 per year

Job Role

Their job is to use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk.

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Chartered Accountant

CA is a person who takes care of auditing accounts.

Educational Qualification

Completion of CA Course

List of posts

  • Accounting Advisory
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Tax Consultant


Rs 7.36 lakhs per year

Job Role

A Chartered Accountant audits accounts and prepares financial records required for accounting.

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Company Secretary

A Company Secretary is a person in the senior level who is responsible for compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Educational Qualification

Completion of a course in Company Secretary (Either in B.Com or separately)


Company Secretary


Rs. 10,00,00 per month

Job Role

A Company Secretary is involved in performing tasks such as drafting correspondence, scheduling appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, or providing information to callers.

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Bank Accountant

Bank Accountant is a person who reviews financial accounts of a company.

List of posts

  • Branch Manager
  • Loan Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Managers


Rs 2,34,080 per year

Job Role

A bank accountant takes care of the accounts of a company exclusively by classifying the financial records and maintaining a tab of the transactions.

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Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant is a person who takes care of the entire cost of a company.

List of posts


  • Cost Accountant
  • Accounts & Finance Executive
  • Executive CA
  • Tax Consultant



Rs 4.13 lakhs per year

Job Role

A cost accountant takes care of budgeting, cost management, performance evaluation and asset management within a company.

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