‘Office automation is need of hour for CAs’
   Date :17-Jul-2020
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THE Nagpur Branch of WIRC of ICAI, recently hosted a webinar on ‘Office Automation–Ensure office working at all times’. The keynote speaker, CA Nihar Jambusaria, Vice President ICAI, Mumbai said, “The current global pandemic in the form of COVID-19, has created a paradigm shift in the way a professional should approach work”. The ongoing crisis is although a bane but it is important to set expectations right and have a positive outlook at opportunities and challenges so as to mould it into a boon and ensure office working at all times, he said. CA Jambusaria said, “Before COVID-19, the ICAI Institute was requesting its members to ensure office work at all times.

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Now, COVID-19 has duly compelled us to sincerely think on the lines of updating ourselves using office automation to ensure continuous working at all times from home”. He said that CAs should understand the importance of office automation for ensuring effective working at all times. CA Jambusaria informed the members present about the initiatives of the Institute at Central Level for enabling members to ensure effective work from home. CA Kirit N Kalyani, Chairman, Nagpur Branch of ICAI, said that on account of the outbreak of COVID-19, slowdown, setbacks etc., are being witnessed in financial arena. “Even though the need to maximise the use of digitalisation was realised long ago, sincere efforts to ensure the same in practical lives was missing.
He also spoke about the forthcoming ventures of Nagpur Branch. CA Murtuza Kanchwala, Secretary WIRC, Mumbai talked on effective ways for client management. He guided the members regards making effective data base of clients. He also said that relationship with clients need to be duly valued. Proper nurturing of the same and the ways to ensure professionally viable relations with clients. He guided the members about making first and positive impression to initiating a discussion, dos and don’ts in a meeting, dealing with technical questions etc. CA Huzeifa Unwala, Mumbai said, “Digitisation is the only effective solution to ensure office working at all times. COVID-19 has compelled everyone to think sincerely.” He appealed the members to ensure office automation at effective levels. Clients are used to share data of all sorts including structured, unstructured, images etc. In such scenario, he highlighted the importance of data mining being key competence in the digital world.
CA Adarsh Madrecha, Mumbai, guided the members with respect to effective modes of working remotely. Crucial aspects including data access to team members, collaborations and initiative of the ICAI about the maturity model were effectively discussed. CA Ankit Raipuria, Mumbai, spoke on the topic ‘Team Management’. CA Akshay Gulhane, Chairman WICASA Nagpur Branch, coordinated the webinar. Also present were CA Jiten Saglani, Secretary, CA Sanket Gala, CA Premlata Daga, CA Garima Gupta, CA Chaitra Salankar, CA Vicky Waghwani and more than 150 members.