ICAI offers foreign language courses to its members and students

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), through its Committee for the Development of International Trade, Services and WTO, offers online beginner level foreign language courses in Spanish, German, Japanese, business English and French to its members and students. It will be offered by the respective language and cultural centers of foreign embassies in India.

The measure has been taken so that its students and members can take up accounting jobs abroad and knowing a foreign language would help in the same. “Accounting professionals play a pivotal role in advising businesses every step of the way. With an exceptional pace and breadth of innovation in the world to perform various financial and non-financial transactions, in the modern era, CA professionals are judged on a specific attribute, namely “adaptability to change”. More and more Indian businesses and accounting professionals are embracing a truly global operating model as it lays the foundation for long-term success in the era of globalization,” says ICAI.

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CA (Dr) Debashis Mitra, President of ICAI, said that by acquiring the language skills, CA members and students gain technical expertise that can add value to their language skills in the field of work respective local and can help to better serve foreign customers.

AC Dheeraj Kumar Khandelwal, Chairman of the Committee for the Development of International Trade, Services and the WTO, said that these language programs are a gateway for members and students to other countries. Learning a foreign language is learning how to truly communicate and connect with others – an incredibly important life skill that can only be cultivated by interacting with people.

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CA Rohit Ruwatia, Vice Chairman of the Committee, said these courses will benefit accounting professionals to perform their duties globally by building meaningful relationships that will help them be more flexible and adaptable in the global world.

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Sylvester L. Goldfarb