PCC cleared students are known as Semi Qualified. There are job opportunities available for semi qualified persons in the market. The kind of job for a fresher semi qualified (after completion of articleship with a CA) is accountants, audit assistant, taxation, finance, banking etc. However, it is more advisable to go for accounting technician course conducted by ICAI. here are the detailed procedure to get designated as accounting technician
How to become an Accounting Technician
(i) Enrol with the Institute for Common Proficiency Test (CA Foundation | CA CPT) after passing class 10
th examination conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto.
(ii) Appear in CA Foundation | CA CPT after appearing in the senior secondary examination (10+2 examination)
conducted by an examining body constituted by law in India or an examination recognized by the Central Government as equivalent thereto and after completion of specified period (60 days) from the date of registration for CA Foundation | CA CPT with the Board of Studies as on the first day of the month in which examination is to be held, viz., students registered on or before 1st April/1st October will be eligible to appear in June/December examination, as the case may be. However, candidate should pass both CA Foundation | CA CPT and 10+2 before registering for Accounting Technician Course (ATC).
(iii) Enrol for ATC.
(iv) Successfully complete 9 months of study course from the date of ATC registration.
(v) Successfully complete Orientation Course of one week spanning 35 hours and covering
topics, such as personality development, communication skills, office procedure, business environment, general commercial knowledge, etc.
(vi) Successfully complete 100 hours Information Technology Training (ITT).
(vii) Appear and pass Accounting Technician Examination (ATE) (i.e. Group I of Integrated
Professional Competence Examination (IPCE)) comprising of four papers.
(viii) Successfully complete one year work experience under a chartered accountant in practice or
(ix) Get Accounting Technician certificate