Making the shift from Bhilwara, a town in Rajasthan to the city of Mumbai to follow one’s dreams was definitely no piece of cake. Let’s learn on how @CA Manish Tejwani made it to the world of Investment Banking.
His journey began when his teacher back in twelfth grade mentioned about Chartered Accountancy, which made him curious about the same.
He joined a CPT coaching class thereafter. Not only did he aim high, but he was also self-aware which is equally important. He realised that being an average student wasn’t going to work for him unless he worked on himself more.
And what is even more commendable is that he cleared the first two levels of the CA exams at the first go despite being from a Hindi medium background.
Quite moving, isn’t it? It’s a given fact that once you set your mind on to anything that you want to achieve, no one but you can be a hindrance in the process.
He also made it to Mumbai on his own to pursue his articleship. This too came with its own set of challenges as he very humbly mentioned that for the first few months he had to struggle to get articleship in Mumbai and he stayed at a religious community until he began working.
He carries with himself an exposure in various diverse fields such as auditing, mergers and acquisitions, valuation and even working on IPOs.
And not to forget, he successfully aced through CA Final in his first attempt which was challenging in many ways as one one hand, it was also his very First Attempt to giving any exams in English language and that too at the level of CA Final and on other hand, due to a medical emergency in the family, he had to quit his studies for some months and was left with less than 2 months to prepare for CA Final. Through living and succeeding past all this, he is now working at Systematix Corporate Services from past two and a half years as an Investment Banker.
Throughout the journey, he has been grateful for everything that came his way and firmly believes that every project is an amazing opportunity that offers you a lot to learn.