Chartered Accountants, brains behind best businesses

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Known for their multi-faceted technical skills and unique business acumen, Chartered Accountants (CAs) produced by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lank) have gained a reputation as a unique breed of professionals who are globally sought after and are recognized as the brains behind successful businesses, both in Sri Lanka and overseas.

For nearly six decades, CA Sri Lanka has been producing versatile chartered accountants, who with their visionary professionalism and multifaceted skills have created sustainable value for organisations while also spearheading businesses success with their unique financial skills.

Chartered accountants also command respect across the world due to their high professional ethics and values. CAs are also well known to climb the ladder of success faster and hold distinguished corporate positions such as Chairperson, Director, CEO, CFO and Partner, among other high profile positions across diverse sectors in in the business world.

At least 37% of CA Sri Lanka qualified chartered accountants currently hold top positions including President, Partner, Chairperson, Managing Directors, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Financial Officers, General Managers, Vice President, Financial Controllers, Deputy General Managers and Assistant General Managers.

Among other top positions CAs are known to hold within the corporate sector are as Audit Managers, Managers of Assurance Services, Directors of Risk Management, Internal Audit Managers and Accountants.

Due to their unique ability to partner with businesses and create sustainable value for an organisation with their financial acumen, CA Sri Lanka qualified chartered accountants are also in demand across the world, and serving across all continents in the world including in Australia, Europe, USA, Middle East and Africa.

Students who do not wish to complete the benchmark professional qualification programme offered by CA Sri Lanka, also have the option to choose several exit routes during the CA programme instead of qualifying as an Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA). The CA programme offers two exit routes, where students who successfully complete the Executive Level exam can qualify as a Certified Business Accountant (CBA), or students can also complete the Business Level exam and qualify as a Certified Senior Business Accountant (CSBA).

Both, CBA and CSBA qualified mid-level accountants are recognized and employed by both the public and private sectors in Sri Lanka. CBAs and CSBAs are increasingly in demand by the SMEs sector in Sri Lanka, while both while both CBA and CSBA qualified mid-level accountants have the opportunity to seek overseas employment.

The CA curriculum has gained much popularity over the years due to its very relevant curriculum as the institute takes steps to regularly revise the curriculum to meet with the growing demand in the market and to ensure the qualification is on par with global accounting standards. The curriculum running up to the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) qualification covers an extensive range of subjects that sharpens and nurtures the capabilities of a competent accountant.

CA Sri Lanka is one of the country’s most respected professional organisations, with a membership of over 5600 globally sought after chartered accountants. The Institute is also one of the largest tertiary education provider outside the national university system with over 42,000 students who are aspiring Chartered Accountants.

Students who have completed the 2017 GCE Advanced Level examination can now register with CA Sri Lanka with pending results and sit for the Executive Level I and Executive Level II exams in March 2018.

As a special offer for students with pending A/L results, CA Sri Lanka is offering a 50% discount to all students who register with pending results.

(Media Release)