What is a Career in Accountancy?

What is a Career in Accountancy?



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: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171010-0003/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Accountancy/hindi 

Nisha's perspective!
Nisha is an experienced professional with 8 years & 5 months in Accountancy. Nisha has worked in Accountancy as Account Assistant in Pioneer Property Zone. In Nisha's own words, this is how Nisha got into Accountancy: "I was born and brought up in Dehradun. After completing my M Com I worked with an advocate for 6 years and since 2016 I am working with Pioneer Property Zone at Pacific Mall as an account assistant." Nisha has a profile in a very interesting format on: https://www.lifepage.in/page/nisha 

Career Video on Accountancy
In a video, Nisha has talked about various aspects of a Career in Accountancy. Nisha started by explaining Accountancy as: "Accounting or accountancy is the measurement, processing, and communication of financial information about economic entities such as businesses and corporations. It is basically the process of managing the income and expenses of a business." The video gave me so much food for thought.


We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Accountancy is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Accountancy. Nisha touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Taxes
  • Reconciliation
  • Vendor Management
  • Software Knowledge
  • Banking System
  • Exemptions

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Nisha then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Accountancy:

  • Patience
  • Client Handling
  • Cash Transactions
  • Time Management
  • Command On Numbers

There are great positives of this Career.
Nisha believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Accountancy:

  • Vast Opportunities
  • Economic System

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Nisha believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Accountancy:

  • Change In Economic Policies
  • Deadlines


In the final section of the video Nisha 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: https://lifepage.app.link/20171010-0003 

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

  1. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170218-0001/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/english

  2. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20160928-0001/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Accountancy/hindi

  3. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170912-0001/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/english

  4. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170422-0004/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Independent-Accountancy/spanish

  5. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180124-0001/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/hindi

  6. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170821-0001/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/english

  7. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171129-0002/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/english

  8. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171127-0002/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/english

  9. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20171207-0004/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Accountancy/english

  10. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180113-0002/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Acoountancy/english

  11. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20181221-0002/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Chartered-Accountancy/ISL

  12. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180621-0002/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Accountancy/hindi

  13. https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180425-0003/Commerce/Accountancy/Career-in-Accountancy/english

Career Counseling 2.0
This video on a Career in Accountancy was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage has created the largest knowledge repository of Careers in the whole world. I salute the efforts of Team LifePage. I also encourage you to learn more about LifePage on: https://www.lifepage.in