Entries by Namrata Sen Chanda

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What Does It Take to Become a Dynamic Finance Professional?

Finance professionals across the globe and organisations perform various roles. Some belong to Investment Banking, some belong to core banking, while others are into equity research, fund management, risk management etc. We also have highly qualified professionals in corporate finance, financial planning and analysis as well as basic accounting profiles. While the qualification requirement of […]

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Career in Blockchain Technology: Opportunities and Challenges

Reliance Jio plans to build a 50-member team of young professionals to work on blockchain technology for JioCoin, its own cryptocurrency”  (Source: Livemint) Blockchain Technology is something that has already caught everyone’s attention across the globe and India is no exception. Does this piece of news ring an alarm for something big that is about […]

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Skills required to be an M&A analyst

Reliance Communications sells its assets to Reliance Jio Infocomm…. FlipKart buys stake in eBay India…. Vodafone to acquire Idea Don’t we all get really excited on hearing these news?  Most of us start following the happenings right from the announcement of these acquisitions, right? Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) are some of the most interesting as well as important events in […]

Discount rates: Demystifying the basics

A business valued at a future price means nothing to an investor. A business needs to be valued at the present value to make it relevant. So how does one arrive at the present value? The future cash flows of the business are discounted at a rate to arrive at the present value. This rate […]


Gazing into the crystal ball-Part 1: IFRS 9

Come new year and we have some revised accounting standards from IFRS. IFRS 9 and IFRS 15 become effective on 1st of January 2018, while IFRS 16 is slated for 2019. These accounting standards are replacing the existing ones with an aim to bring in simplicity and reduce ambiguity. Let us learn the changes IFRS 9 will bring […]

12 ways to make a financial model visually appealing

Most of us think, a financial model is a dry subject of spreadsheet lacking aesthetic element. However, that is not true. To make it more understandable to the users, a financial model has to be visually appealing too. Reliability, Consistency and easy navigation are the three pillars of a financial model and to facilitate these, it must […]

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CA Vs ACCA, or both? Take your pick!

When we think of a rewarding career in accountancy in India, Chartered Accountancy is the first thing that comes to our mind. For the longest time, there was no contender for this qualification in India. However, the emergence of global accounting degrees and growing awareness have brought into light new age global qualifications like the […]

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Robo-advisors for wealth management in India – Opportunity or threat?

Ramesh, a private sector employee in his late-thirties, had been toying with the idea of making investments based on a sound financial plan. While searching for a good Chartered Financial Planner on the internet, he came across an app based financial advisory service. Having heard about this latest trend, Ramesh signed up with some skepticism. […]