n Overwhelming response to Lokmat-iTAP workshop
"Those who wish to make a career in commerce, Professional Business Accounts (PBA) is the best emerging alternative," renowned CA Pankaj Mandhane said.
He said cities like Pune and Mumbai require nearly 10,000-12,000 PBA graduates. "Instead of hankering after traditional courses, students should opt for PBA which offers a bright career," he advised.
Mandhane was speaking at the one-day workshop jointly organised by Lokmat and Institute of Taxation and Accounting Professionals (iTAP) on the topic 'Taxation and Account PBA' at Lokmat Bhavan, on Sunday. Pravin Bangad, Lokmat events in-charge Suhas Shahane were present.
"One should not look for a job or promotion alone, but aim for bigger goals. If one does so, then it is the real beginning of a career," he maintained while pointing out that there many misunderstandings about the commerce field.
"A majority of people think that commerce stream offers only CA, CS or ICWA. They are wrong. A number of other options are open for students in this field now and one of them is PBA," Mandhane said.
He said by doing PBA course one can easily get a job immediately. Businesses and industries are growing rapidly in Aurangabad, Pune and Mumbai, which need PBA graduates. Those who fail to make it to CA, ICWA or MBA after B.Com, such students can opt for PBA. This nine-month course imparts knowledge of different types of taxes, Shop Act, Provident Fund Act, ESI, apart from accounting.
"Also, students are offered earn-and-learn scheme during the course period. This course is good for housewives also," Mandhane said and added that it is available in Aurangabad and Pune at ITAP. Sayli Kulkarni conducted the proceedings.