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Profile Evaluation - Indian Male - Chartered Accountant

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New post 31 Aug 2018, 10:34
Background: 23 Year old Male Chartered Accountant from India
1st take - 660 (36V/45Q/4.5-analytical/6 - integrated )
2nd take (3 weeks later) 760 (42V/50Q/5-analytical/8 - integrated )
1. Chartered Accountant (‘CA’) and Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
2. Bachelor of Commerce – GPA 6.84/10 (3.27/4 based on WES online converter)
1 year under normal college route
2 years under distance education scheme of Madras University

Reasoning for Distance Education

Under the guidelines of the ICAI, every student of ICAI is required to complete 3 years of mandatory articlesship (a type of full time employment in a CA firm) before becoming a Chartered Accountant. I had completed the Intermediate level of CA course at the end of the first year of college. Here I had an option to complete my 3 years of B Com and pursue my chartered accountancy or move to the distance education scheme and pursue chartered accountancy at the earliest.
I attended interviews and got selected to do my articleship in Ernst & Young. This was an extremely good opportunity to work in a professional environment and therefore I decided to commence my articleship and move to a distance education scheme.

Professional experience
1. Articleship (3 years) - Undertaking research of technical issues and execution of deliverables
On clearing my CA Final exams in my first attempt, given my good performance, I was immediately offered a position as consultant in the tax and regulatory practice of Ernst & Young.
2. Consultant (1 year) - Ensuring end to end client coordination and overseeing the work of interns and staff assistants
3. Senior Consultant (October 2017 - ) - Overall control and management of clients and responsibility to identify new revenue generating opportunities

Area of work

• Advising PE Funds, VC Funds on business acquisitions across industries from insurance, airline, manufacturing and energy sectors
• Advising on business restructuring/ divestitures and value creation for holding companies
• Undertaking Due Diligences of companies/ business prior to acquisitions
• Building models to capture financial and business impact of tax laws and tax decisions

Professional Achievements

• Received ‘Spotlight Award as Client Champion’ twice and ‘Excellerator award’ at EY LLP
• Part of the Office Committee for organizing training and mentoring new employees
• School First in Economics and School Second in business studies in CBSE Class 12 Board Exams

Online Courses
Economics of Money and Banking – Columbia University,
Financial Markets – Yale University,
Power of Macroeconomics – University of California, Irvine

Extracurricular Activities

• Captained School and City cricket teams
• Represented the Tamil Nadu State u-13 cricket team in 2007-08, u-14 and U-16 Teams in 2008-09 and 2010-11 respectively.
• Part of the Prefect Body in School as the Captain of a House for the year 2011-12.
• Part of 80 student delegation to visit Japan for 10 days under the JENESYS International Youth Exchange Program, sponsored by the Govt. of Japan.
• While nothing officially or professionally, I generally take time out to help many of my friends, acquaintances with their CA education in terms of motivating them to study, handling the pressure and organizing their studies
• Organized a local cricket team to take part in local tournaments
• My father is a first generation entrepreneur engaged in trading business. During weekends I also take time to help my father in organizing and developing his business.


My professional experience has given me a lot of opportunities to work on acquisition undertaken by PE funds. I have undertaken many due diligences of companies prior to acquisition providing insight into acquisition mechanics, drivers and value seen by the acquirers.

This motivated me to learn and understand the concept of value based investing and this is one of the main reasons I want to pursue a MBA. I want to move from being the advisor to the people actually undertaking the investing.

Colleges Aim

Two or three colleges in the Top 15 such as Booth, Ross and Wharton
Two or three colleges outside the Top 15 such as Kelley, Tepper and McCoombs
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New post 31 Aug 2018, 20:00
I think top 15 schools will be a bi in the stretch category for you but they are worth a shot. You've got a strong GMAT & some good work experience, but a below average GPA, you are coming from a competitive demographic & based on what you've shared here, it's not 100% clear what impact you've had at work. Assuming some strong work experience & a strong set of essays, I think you are competitive at places like McCombs, Tepper & Kelley. We could defiantly give you more specific direction if you want to reach out to us & share a bit more detail. Feel free to reach out to Claudia at and she can set you up with a free consultation!
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New post 31 Aug 2018, 21:23
Hi Jon

Thanks a lot for your quick response! Really appreciate it!

I was also thinking that Top 15 would be a bit of a stretch but ofcourse it is the curse of human optimism that I thought I should get your thoughts on my chances there.

Thanks a lot again! I will immediately you guys as well!

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