Mrigank Pincha has studied from South Point School Kolkata, is a Xaverian and secured AIR 30 in CA Finals -Nov’16. He has completed articleship from R Pugalia & Co and Industrial Training from Emami.
1) What prompted you to get admitted into the CA course?
I have wanted to be an entrepreneur since an early age and that led me to take up the field of commerce in Class XI. And it was right then that I planned to pursue CA later, being a course which provides all round knowledge across various subjects in the domain of business.
2) In retrospect, what has been your expected/unexpected and most cherished gain from your CA journey?
This journey has allowed me to push my limits and given a fillip to my self-belief. You don’t get tutored in life and that is one of the reasons I have never taken any coaching; to have come out with flying colours has been highly motivating and that, more than the knowledge gained, I believe, has been my most cherished gain.
3) What is your favourite aspect of articleship and why?
I have had the good fortune to have worked in an environment where not only learning, but innovation was equally emphasized. To have had my ideas and arguments respected during my articleship days and later, having been entrusted with the responsibility of handling the transition from Indian GAAP to Ind AS for one of the largest FMCG companies in India during my industrial training, I can unequivocally say that the right mix of independence and responsibility was my favourite aspect of articleship.
4) How do you think life would have been different had you not opted for an CA?
I think I would not have got the tremendous opportunities to learn and actually apply my skills in practice during the past few years had I not opted for CA. Moreover, the all-round perspective that this course has provided me and the respect the degree commands would be sorely missed. And not to forget, the friendships you create with your peers are a thing to cherish for a lifetime.
5) Any words of advice for future CA aspirants?
One should embark on this journey by choice and not merely because most students in the commerce field take up the course; that, I think would allow one to reap greater dividends from the huge time and effort that this course demands.
From a career point of view, CA is a good experience if you want to enter business later on, but specialization is the rule of the day if you want to make a career in the service sector. Think of CA as part of a well-planned strategy to achieve your long term goal and try and opt for relevant specializations and other professional courses that would give an edge to you.
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