Pooja Bansal

The C.A. who Inspires

Pooja Bansal earned the title of being a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India at the young age of 22 years. She has worked well-known banks and won many awards and recognitions for her work. She is the first lady to be elected as Vice-Chairperson of the North India Regional Council of ICAI.

I, CA. Pooja Bansal, born on 07.03.1984, completed my graduation in B.Com (Hons) in the year 2004 from Delhi University. I earned the title of being a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in May 2006 at young age of 22 years.
I worked with a well-known bank for 5 years and managed the largest branch i.e. Connaught Place, as Branch Operations Manager and won many awards, recognitions and also received a promotion for efficient working.

Thereafter, I joined another bank as Senior Manager and served as an Internal Auditor for almost 2 years by performing internal audits for liability branches in the Northern India Region.

I earned the global certification in CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) from the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors), USA and then started my own practice in 2013 on a standalone basis. This was not an easy task for any female CA with just 7 years of work experience and that too without any professional support.

I got married to Mohit Bansal, a CA in April 2014 and then joined his practice under the name M/s Saawariya & Co. I was nominated for the elections of the North India Regional Council of ICAI in the month of Sep. 2015 when I was 8 months pregnant. I received a lot of discouraging statements from many counterparts so that I would withdraw my nomination. But with the support of my husband and both our families, I continued my mission with a vision to contribute towards society and the betterment of women professionals, especially for female CAs.

My vision included agendas like creating a work from home portal for female CAs, practice cabins for newly qualified CAs, etc.

I won the election and became the first lady to be elected as Vice-Chairperson (Year 2016-17) of the NIRC (comprising of 6 states i.e. Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh & Delhi) of the ICAI since the formation of the Regional Council. My interviews were published in Punjab Kesari in Karnal on 30.04.2016 and in the Dainik Bhaskar in Amritsar on 21.01.2017 during official visits to these two cities.

I was awarded by the Delhi Government for the Eminent Women Entrepreneur Award in the year 2016 in the Finance Field presented by the Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Manish Sisodia.
I participated in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan organized by NIRC and attended the CSR Conclave 2016 organized by the CSR Research Foundation in association with NIRC at Pragati Maidan.

I have organized many seminars and workshops for knowledge enhancement of CAs while working as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of NIRC as well as continuing as Vice-Chairperson from Oct. 2016 to Feb. 2017 as per nomination and direction of the ICAI since, the Chairman resigned mid-term due to personal reasons and no re-election of another Chairman was decided by the ICAI.

I simultaneously managed my household affairs, a 1.5 month year old daughter, my own office and NIRC office, and performed well in all these spheres. Now, I am blessed with another angel in April 2017, thereby completing my family.

I believe girls are no less than boys and expect both my daughters to reach these heights in their lives which we as parents can’t even imagine.

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