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Pallavi Sachdeva.Photo: PTI
Pallavi Sachdeva.Photo: PTI

Nurturing the ambition to make it big in the finance arena, a 23-year-old Delhi woman has qualified as chartered accountant, cost accountant, and also company secretary -- becoming possibly the youngest person to complete all three professional accounting courses.

A Delhi University commerce graduate, Pallavi Sachdeva admires ICICI Bank chief Chanda Kochhar as a role model and has already got her dream job with an offer from international finance major, Barclays Plc.

“Once you understand the subject, it will not be difficult,” she said when asked how tough it was to clear all three courses at such a young age.

She has cleared her CA, CS and CWA courses from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Kolkata, respectively.

She said she has always believed that a good understanding, rather than mugging up the course, makes it easier to learn any subject.

Talking about the way forward, Pallavi said she is all set to realise her dream next month by joining the Indian operations of UK-based global banking giant Barclays.

“My dream was to get into an international financial company and I have received the job offer from Barclays Plc,” Pallavi said, who is currently working with a Noida-based pharmaceutical firm and is associated with the company’s IPO plans. - PTI

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