The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) will launch an exclusive job portal for chartered accountants, finance professionals as well as non-CAs next month, reports PTI. The platform, designed to connect job seekers with employers, will let users search for fields like auditing, cost accounting, IFRS, finance, etc. according to a report by Mint.

Though the launch is scheduled on September 1, the website is currently open for users to enroll by furnishing their academic qualifications, work experience and other details, besides uploading their CVs. Companies and employers can also create accounts on the portal in order to post new jobs and find employees as per their needs. The platform also lets users update their profiles through LinkedIn and upload video CVs.

Explaining the need for such a portal, Dhiraj Kumar Khandelwal Chairman CMI&B ICAI said, “We used to place 3,000 candidates in a campus placement now it has doubled to 6,000 candidates. The demand for CAs have increased manifold across segments.” “Being the regulator of the chartered accountant profession, the authentic database of CAs is available with ICAI. This portal has been specifically designed for serving CAs and is totally unique, which will work as a one-stop solution for CA job seekers and job providers,” Khandelwal added.

The ICAI is a statutory body established under the Chartered Accountants Act, 1949 for regulating the profession in India. It has over 2.70 lakh members and 8 lakh active students.

National Logistics Portal

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Commerce said it was developing an online National Logistics Portal to reduce the cost of moving goods and services across the country and the world from 14% (of India’s GDP) to 10%. The portal will handle route planning, rate comparisons, billing, digital contract signing, shipment tracking, ID verification, analytics, and more, according to a graphic circulated by the ministry.