CMA Inter is a Cost and Management Accountant program for which offline exam is conducted by the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Those who have completed the CMA foundation course can apply for it as per the laid down procedure. The students have to make a learning through self study mode in the areas of Financial Accounting, Laws & Ethic, Taxation, Cost Accounting, Company Accounts & Audit etc. before attempting this exam.
The present situation in the country for employment is quite tough but still the industries are reviving from the shock of corona pandemic that hit the whole globe last year and still we are in its grip and trying desperately to contain it through precautions and large scale vaccination measures. Hopefully this would be controlled and then the industries will be coming back to their normal capacity utilisations. With that in mind I am hopeful that with the above skills attained after completing the CMA Intermediate one can try to get a job in the industries or organisations where people having these skills are taken for the crucial financing and accounting tasks which are the important departments in any company.
There are prospects in the areas and positions like Cost Auditor, Surveyor, Loss Assessor, Consultancy Services, Cost Management Planning and Policy, Budgeting, Budgetary Control, Cost Control, Internal control, implementing business systems, ERP implementation etc. I would suggest that after qualifying the exam you should upload your resume in the job portals and keep a watch on various types of jobs which are advertised in the internet in these sites. There are many jobs listed in this site (ISC) itself and you can scan through them to see the related jobs of your concern. In this area there are good job prospects in many foreign countries also and that aspect also be kept in mind when you scroll through the job portals or job sites.
As job hunting takes a significant time you have to think of going for higher qualifications in your area or some certificate or diploma program so that your chances of applying for niche positions increase manifold. You can choose some subject of your choice in this area of finance and accounting. After CMA Intermediate, one can consider adding qualifications or certificates like CS, ICWA, CFA, CA, CIFRS, NCFM etc and if you have such inclination you can find the detailed information about them in the internet.
If you have no intention to go for additional qualifications and need a job desperately then one more thing I would advise here is that sometimes the relevant job may not be immediately available and then one should not shy away from doing some ordinary job for the interim period. There are so many mediocre jobs in the small companies which generally the young students do not like to join due to small remuneration but I tell you that from the point of view of gaining experience of work of mixed nature that is the ideal place till you get a job in your own specialised work stream.
Knowledge is power.