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Government Job as an Accountant: Know Eligibility, Selection Process & Salary Structure

Know what the selection process to get an Accountant Government job. What is the qualification, Eligibility Criteria and other information for the Accountant job.

Apr 26, 2019 18:33 IST

The post of Accountant is common in the accounts or administration section at various ministries and departments of Central Government and State Governments, at various research institutions and educational institutions, different Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), in different development projects and schemes, etc. within the country. The appointment on Accountant post is done as Group ‘C’ personnel at most of organizations. Wherever a Accountant is posted his duty is to perform various responsibilities related to accounts as per directions of the senior officials (like Accounts Officer, Chartered Accountant, etc.), maintain financial records (debit/credit) and keeps records and prepare reports according to the guidelines.

Role of an Accountant is important in context to the performing responsibilities related to Finance and Accounts. So, imperative skills to become an Accountant are thorough understanding of accounts and finance related operations and functioning, ability to complete work within prescribed time limit and must be able to work on accounting software computer.

Eligibility Conditions for Accountant

To become a Accountant a candidate needs to have qualified graduation in Commerce (B.Com) from a recognized institution or university. Candidates having followings are given preference in selection process –

  • Prior experience in the areas of accounts / cost accounts.
  • Expertise on work on accounting software computer.

Age Limit for Accountant

To become a Accountant a candidate’s age must fall into the range of 18 years to 27 years. However, the upper age limit could be 40 years or more in case if the appoint is to be done on contract basis. The reserved category (SC / ST / OBC / PWD/ ExSM) candidates get relaxation in upper age limit according to the rules laid down by the Government.

Selection Process for Accountant

The selection of candidates for Accountant posts is done on the basis of their performance in the Academic Records, Written Exam and Personal Interview. Candidates could be selected on the basis of Academic Records and Personal Interview if the appointment is to be done on contract basis.

Salary Structure of Accountant

Salary for the post of Accountant is given as per the Pay Matrix Level - 6 Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/- of the Seventh Pay Commission wherever it has been implemented.  Apart from this, various allowances (DA, HRA, etc.) are also given. The monthly salary could be Rs.25000/- per month if the appointment is done on contract basis.

Job Updates for Accountant

The post of Accountant is common at various ministries and departments of Central Government and State Governments, at various research institutions and educational institutions, different Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), in different development projects and schemes, etc. So the vacancies for Accountant are notified by the recruitment wing of these organisations directly. These notifications are advertised in weekly Employment News being published by the Publication Division of the Government of India, in various national daily newspapers and various portals and mobile application publishing government job updates.

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