Kolkata based CAjobportal, is India’s first recruitment website exclusively for CA, CS, CWA and MBA (Finance). The startup was launched in Aug 2013, with the idea of not just helping young CA’s get jobs, but also engaging the pool of women CA’s who have taken a break from corporate life due to family commitments and retired CA professionals . They try to leverage their expertise through freelance projects for their clients globally.
The startup is a brain child of a group of CAs and IIM Ahmedabad graduates. Their Advisory Board comprises of senior CAs and IIM-A alumnus including Ms V N Saroja(co-founder of naukri.com and jeevansaathi.com), Mr. Hari Mundra, CA Dilip Apte, Prof Arvind Sahay, Prof Biju Varkey, CA Anurag Singal. The management team consists of Sonia Singal, Nitika Agarwal and Ayush Agarwal, all three of them are CA themselves.
The team has posted 1500+ jobs till now based on B2B mandates or Career Sites of companies. It has partnership with premier players in the manufacturing , IT , consulting and financial domain in India, Middle East and Africa. Tata motors, TCS, Airtel, KPMG, Nestle, Unilever, Bajaj, PWC, Caterpillar, Cipla, Titan, HDFC Bank and Protiviti are few among the prestigious brands that are in their partners list. The startup claims to have secured positions with aggregate CTC of Rs 3 Cr in the last quarter .
“I used to mentor a lot of CA Freshers on career related issues during GMCS faculty at ICAI. The primary motive was to create positivity in the minds of young professionals who had cleared their exams in May’13 and were yet to land up with jobs. These were essentially the Tier 2 and Tier 3 CAs for whom there weren’t enough takers in the market in the recessionary scenario and a relative demand-supply mismatch.” said Anurag Singal, Co-founder
CAjobportal is not just limited to one vertical, it ranges from CA article-ship, Lateral Recruitment, Industrial Training, CFO jobs, Freelancer, Fresher jobs, CS, CWA, MBA, B.Com, Corporate Training. The startup captures the Job description from from the client partners and posts these on the portal. Their team that comprises of CAs screens the candidates, co-ordinates interviews and provides support till the candidate joins the company.
CAjobportal has many feathers in its cap including being nominated for Tata FirstDot Student startup award contest and winning ‘Czars of the Online Bazaar’ and ‘Masterplan’ B-Plan contests at Confluence, IIM Ahmedabad. With all these achievements,strong focus on their goal and a dedicated team , this startup has certainly a long way to go.