As practitioners of public accounting, CAs may start professional practice as proprietors or join any existing firm as partners or staff members. A CA has been entrusted with substantial responsibility of complying with the provisions of various legislations such as compulsory audit of the accounts of all companies, banks, cooperative societies, stock brokers, big income-tax assessees, large bank borrowers, etc. A Chartered Accountant also provides compilation and review services, as and when required by enterprises. While practicing as an independent professional, a CA also acts as a business advisor by providing all kinds of services including the preparation of financial reports, helping the business to secure loans, preparing financial projections showing how the loans will be repaid, and determining the viability of businesses. As tax advisors, CAs helps businesses and individuals to comply with tax laws and represent their clients before government agencies.