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Sonal Bakrania CA, HSBC

I initially decided to pursue a career in accountancy as the window of career opportunities are endless, across industries, globally as well as through time.

Studying for the CA qualification was lots of hard work, supported by a good structure and guidance. I trained at PwC and found the practical experience I gained there invaluable.

Becoming a CA with ICAS has strongly supported my career development, especially the ongoing member connectivity with the institute. Specifically training with ICAS to become a CA has definitely supported my career development through the various ICAS networking, industry trends and knowledge sharing events they regularly organise. I would truly recommend becoming a CA through ICAS. 

I am now Senior Risk Manager at HSBC, a role which involves defining and implementing the strategy and framework for risk governance and reporting across the Global Retail Banking and Wealth Management business of the Bank.