Unique initiatives taken by VKC are as under:
• Stipend is paid at an amount much higher than the rates prescribed by ICAI.
• VKC Merit Scholarships are awarded to all articles clearing groups (both IPCC and Finals) in their training tenure with us. A Special Merit Scholarship is awarded on getting rank at National and/or State Level.
• Leaves are granted liberally for examinations, and consideration is given to deserving articles for a leave even higher than what is available to their credit.
• The firm has transparent and fair leave policies and every hour of extra working is automatically credited to the account of the article in the attendance software, a practice which is unique to VKC.
• The firm provides a multi-disciplinary learning environment, where articles after 2 years of rigorous base training in accounting, audits and direct tax are encouraged and provided with opportunities to further expose themselves to specialized work areas of their choice.
• Public speaking opportunities are provided through encouraging articles to speak on such workshops and make presentations through their research, mentored by their supervising seniors and managers.
• Mentors are readily available to help and provide guidance in studies to articles. Queries faced in the curriculum can be discussed with the respective work area custodians, who are approachable and readily available to entertain all course related queries on every Saturday.
• The Study Circle & Seminar Committee is for the articles and by the articles. Through this platform, the articles (students) take part in pre-exam counselling and post-exam reviews. They liaise with members and mentors on matters such as programme quality, training, time management and scheduling.
• Similarly, the Articles themselves run the Extra Curricular Committee, (ECA), which organizes all the fun and learning activities in the office, so essential to create an all-round personality.
• Weekly workshops are held to update the knowledge of the article on areas such as direct tax, indirect tax, corporate laws, audit and assurance etc. The mentors supervise the workshops and are available to cater to all queries in relation to the area or subject being discussed. Certificates are issued to the articles recognizing their contribution to such workshops. All Articles, whether working in Audit, Direct Tax, Indirect tax can attend any program for all round growth and multi-disciplinary learning.
• VKC appreciates talent, both in profession and personality, and annually recognizes them formally in its annual founder’s day.
• We understand the value of health and focus on educating staff on staying fit and healthy. The Multi Utility Hall on the second floor of the premises provides the articles with a fitness and activity center, a facility again unique to VKC. The Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) Committee arranges tournaments for TT, chess and carom at regular intervals. As a part of ECA event calendar, an annual trek is also arranged for all members.
• VKC firmly believes in work life balance and the concept of work with fun. Off sites are arranged annually by the ECA Committee (wherein all members are taken for residential picnics).
• Pick & drop facility is available to all articles, especially the female members during late sittings in in the months when filing deadlines are close. The HR Manager personally supervises the safety of all articles during these periods, till they reach home safely.
• VKC has a separate HR department which regularly updates the articles on recent changes in CA course information and curriculum. It provides guidance and attends to the queries of the articles. Induction and orientation programme is designed with an objective to equip new articles with effective communication and presentation skills and to inculcate VKC values of integrity and independence. Preserving the quality of work along with personal growth is the base for work here at VKC, which is imparted to the articles via the unbeatable mentoring and career development programs.
• Each Article is provided with independent work station and PC’s/laptop and other state of the art infrastructure and technologies. For field work, laptops are separately issued.
• Apart from providing best services to clients, we at VKC as an institution, focus on overall growth of its members. The articles are geared up to have one-on-one correspondence with clients, both domestic and international, along with a variety of challenging opportunities on diverse work areas.
• For professional growth, VKC maintains perhaps one of the largest library amongst professional firms, and allows its members to get books issued for personal study. Editions are added to the library periodically and are available to all members as per office policies.
• Elaborate guidelines and templates are available on the office intranet for working on assignments in Direct, Indirect Taxes, Audit, Assurance and other laws for the articles, for ease and support of understanding the concepts.
• With a study off provided on all second-Saturday of each month, all other Saturdays of the month are internal working and discussion days in which progress of the week is monitored by the mentors. The mentors consistently follow up and aid the article with the progress of work and targets for the next week.
• A one-hour lunch break is provided to the articles daily, which they are free to utilize as per choice. They may cater to personal errands or study in any one of the 3 conference rooms, MUH, or the cafeteria.
VKC, as a mid-sized firm, offers just the right blend of diverse exposure as well as experience of working in environment at par with the largest firms of the country.
As VKC family, the firm rewards its articles and looks forward in absorbing them as future employees in the firm. Articles interested in moving out are helped to secure placements with clients through the firms extensive contact base. More than 200 CA’s have graduated after doing articles with the firm.
VKC Alumni, matter of huge pride and source of strength for VKC, hold important positons in the Industry, both in India and abroad.
An exciting and fulfilling future awaits you at VKC !!!