You have a good background with computers and the commerce stream. Now that you have done the B Com course with computers, you will do well to deviate and take up a professional course like the Chartered Accountancy, or Cost Accountancy or the Company Secretaryship ( ACS) course. Please do remember, these are the three best courses, still, and with a background of CA, you can easily pass the rest of the two, as you will get exemption from appearing in, or studying so many papers.
Please do note that most of accounts or finance work is totally computerized in most offices. The NEFT transfers to supplier accounts maintained in banks is a perfect example. So, your background in computers will help you a great deal.
However, you should note that a professional qualification is a must. Even after you do the ACS course, once you qualify yourself in Cost Accountancy too, you will simply take off, as you will be given financial management responsibilities in any big organization. If you handle an Initial Public Offer (IPO) made by any big organization for their expansion plans, you will gather huge experience. And if you jump to a growing organization that follows the Mergers and Acquisitions ( M&A) route for their growth process, you would literally landed on the moon!!
For, gathering such a vital experience will enable your career to simply zoom. You will pick up huge practical experience. It is wise to shift jobs till you are 45 years old and then go on to the safe companies.
What are these safe companies? These companies are those that deal in cement, sugar and paper. Their factories are in remote locations and they always look for finance and accounts professionals who have fifteen or more years of experience in hard core accounting, corporate office management of finance, advising the Board of matters of financial importance and so on. Once you park yourself there, you can safely be assured that you will not be retired, even at the age of 65!!
Somewhere down the line, you need to pick up additional skills in Portfolio Management. Please do remember, the language of money is so important in corporate life. Nothing else matters. It is the sweat smell of money that matters a lot. For example, you will be able to get a very good name, if you can squeeze suppliers and delay their payments by just ten days.
This is not a very unfair game. Suppliers will grin and bear it. You then need to park the amount, running into as many as ten crore rupees, in a good liquid fund of a reputed Mutual Fund. The interest that you earn will ring sweet in all the ears of the bosses up there!!
Once you learn the Corporate tricks, once you learn the art of cost cutting , you can succeed very well in finance and accounting. Do not bother that you may be referred to, as bean counters!!
Just smile, even laugh and get away with it. For, you can laugh all the way to the bank!!
if you are a bit academically inclined, you can also teach in a neighboring B school, on a part time basis, as case studies are always made out of hard core business practical experience.
Please do not follow the MCA route as the Information Technology industry will see tumultuous changes. Finance will always be finance and accounting will always be accounting, even with the most advanced software on earth.
All the very best.