Top CA Firms for Articleship in India

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  • Last Updated on 20 November, 2023

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1. Introduction

Articleship training is mandatory as a part of the CA Curriculum. The duration of this training is three years, wherein a student registers himself under a practicing Chartered accountant/ firm to understand and learn the concepts practically. It is a hands-on learning experience, as it exposes the CA aspirants to the realities of the CA fraternity. The framework for CA course has been designed in a manner that allows a student to acquire both in-depth theoretical knowledge and extensive practical coverage. This facilitates better overall development, imparts practical skills and henceforth moulds individuals to be solution seekers.

The importance of this training cannot be overlooked. Therefore, the decision of selecting the appropriate firm requires multiple brainstorming sessions for any student.

2. Why this decision is integral?

After passing the Intermediate level of the CA Curriculum, the aspirant must choose a CA firm for articleship. This is a critical decision, as it lays the route for a successful career if the choice is made appropriately, taking into account a variety of variables. The three years that a candidate spends with a company are a huge deciding element in one’s professional advancement.

Given the significance of this training and the importance of assisting candidates in the selection process, a few top CA firms in India have been identified that may be chosen for Articleship:

1. Deloitte

With a workforce of over 200,000 professionals in over 150 countries, Deloitte is considered one of the largest professional services networks in the world. It offers services in the areas of Auditing & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory, Tax and related services, etc.

Further, it is amongst the top four CA Firms in India, providing a strong platform to its employees/ trainees in terms of a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. Getting a chance to work at Deloitte, a candidate would find unrivalled opportunity to succeed and realize his full potential.

Domestically, it is located in ten cities viz – Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurugram, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune

2. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC)

Price Waterhouse Coopers (hereafter referred as ‘PWC’) with its headquarters based in London, and over 280,000 professionals working in over 157 countries across the world, is considered as the world’s second largest professional services networks.

It is amongst the top four CA Firms, in terms of revenue growth and if one gets an option to work with PWC, it would serve as a great way in taking one’s career as a CA to new heights.

In India, it has its branches in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune, and Raipur.

3. Ernst & Youg (EY)

Abbreviated and popularly known as EY, it is the world’s third largest professional services provider. With its headquarters based in London, it is amongst the top four CA firms in India.

When at EY, a trainee while pursuing CA gets an exposure of the services extending to Assurance and Advisory services, Tax and Consulting services, Transaction Advisory Services, etc.

In India, it has established its offices at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, and Pune.


Klynveld Main Goerdeler (KPMG) with its headquarters at Amstelveen, Netherlands, is amongst the top four CA firms. It has also been categorized as one of the largest professional services networks in the world.

It performs services like audit, tax and advisory, which are further divided into numerous service groups.

In India, it has its offices located in the cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Noida, Pune, and Vadodara.

With a workforce of over 1,75,000 employees across the world, KPMG offers various career-building opportunities for prospective CAs.

5. Binder Seidman International Group (BDO)

BDO was known as the Binder Seidman International Group, formed by respected firms well established in Canada, Germany, Netherland, UK and USA. Later, the name BDO emerged from the initials of the three European founding member firms viz Binder (UK), Dijker (Netherlands) and Otte (Germany).

With a workforce of over 80,000 staff spread over 162 countries, it is ranked as the fifth largest accountancy network in the world, offering services like Assurance, Tax, Advisory, Business Services & Outsourcing and Digital Services advisory and assistance to both domestic and international organizations across a range of industries.

Articleship at BDO provides ample opportunities to trainees to develop valuable skills in order to build a successful career ahead, as one gets a chance to work with subject matter experts.

In India, it is located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Goa, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi-Gurugram, and Pune.

6. Grant Thornton

With its branches across 135 countries, over 58,000 working staff is associated with the firm.

It provides services in six key sectors – Automotive, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI), Consumer Products, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Real Estate. It is amongst world’s leading organizations in the field of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms.

Working at Grant Thornton, will help you with:

  • Accelerated career paths
  • Valued, recognized, rewarded performance
  • Professional training and development opportunities

In India, it has its offices located in the cities of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Gurugram, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, and Pune.

7. Nangia & Co LLP

Following 4 decades of continuing to add value to the business of its expansive clientele, it has earned the trust of some of the largest Indian business houses and Fortune 500 multinational companies. The Firm has evolved as one of the finest tax and advisory firm, catering to diverse sectors on a multi-faceted matrix of issues relating to FDI, cross-border tax structuring, investment banking, entry strategy, company formation, business re-organizations, taxation consultancy services, mergers & acquisitions, tax litigation and regulatory policy.

The firm has been rated as the leading Tax and Transfer Pricing Firm by the International Tax Review, UK, a staggering 8 times in a row. They have achieved their growth by delivering outstanding client service delivered by a team of 660+ professionals.

In India, their offices are located in Noida, New Delhi, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Dehradun and Pune.

8. Lodha & Co.

It is working towards providing professional services like Audit, Management Consultancy, Tax Consultancy, Accounting Services, Manpower Management, Secretarial Services etc. It offers its services to a large number of clients both in domestic as well as international market which include corporate clients, central banks, banks, insurance companies, public sector corporations, etc.

In India, to connect with the firm, you can choose amongst the following cities-

Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, and New Delhi.

9. RSM

RSM stands for the initials of its three founder member firms viz Robson Rhodes (UK), Salustro Reydel (France) and RSM McGladrey/McGladrey & Pullen (USA).

With a workforce of over 35,000 staff spread over 111 countries, it is ranked as the seventh largest accountancy network in the world.

It offers services like Audit, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory, Strategy & Management Consulting, Tax, Technical Accounting Consulting, Technology Consulting, Transaction Advisory, Wealth Management, etc.

It has its offices spread across Ahmedabad, Anjar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gandhidham, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune, and Surat.

10. SS Kothari Mehta & Co.

Established in 1971, it has its offices in New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai in India. Also, it is globally widespread in over 100 countries. It practices highest professional standards in offering a wide range of services to its clients including Audit & Assurance, Tax & Regulatory Services, Business Advisory, Accounting & Business Support, IT Risk Advisory, etc.

Its clientele ranges from diversified large and medium businesses to multinational promoters.

With respect to audit of listed companies, it has been recently rated as a leading firm in Northern India by a Chennai based research agency.

The organization goes by John Maxwell’s statement that

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way”.

Thus, offering great career opportunities for its trainees.

11. Sahni Natrajan & Bahl (SNB)

SNB established in 1981, is a national Indian firm providing a wide array of professional services in the field of audit, consulting, accounting and allied areas.

It is a well reputed organization known for providing quality services to all of its clients. It is situated in Bangalore, Gurugram and Mumbai.

In the globally competitive and complex business scenario, SNB has emerged as adding value towards growth and development of Corporate India in a small but meaningful way.

12. Taxmann

What started as a small family business in 1972, Taxmann has become a technology-oriented Publishing/Product company with independent Research & Editorial, Production, Sales & Marketing, and Technology divisions. These four functions went on to become the backbone of Taxmann.

Taxmann provides the most authentic and fastest reporting of information. Their domain knowledge is of more than 60 years and they are trusted by more than 500k legal professionals across the country.

Taxmann has a dedicated in-house Research & Editorial team comprising of a highly motivated group of over 200 associates from the tax & corporate law community (i.e., advocates, lawyers, chartered accountants, and company secretaries) who monitor all the developments in the judicial, administrative and legislative fields and process the information with impeccable perfection, skill, and accuracy.

3. Conclusion

Thus, CA aspirants can choose from amongst the above listed top firms in India in order to get a good practical exposure during their articleship period for a bright career as a Chartered Accountant.

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