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Dynamic role played by CA Sri Lanka Training Partners in producing Chartered Accountants comes into focus

The important and dynamic role played by training partners of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) in guiding and producing proficient chartered accountants to the constantly evolving and complex business world was highlighted at the inaugural CA Sri Lanka Forum held recently.

Addressing training partners, CA Sri Lanka President, Mr. Arjuna Herath underscored that building competent professionals are very critical and so CA Sri Lanka has taken steps in the new syllabus where renewed focus has been given to train and built well versed chartered accountants who will help spearhead businesses.

“There is a big role that supervising members (training partners) have to play in this task. In terms of technical ability, chartered accountants are extremely skillful, but we found that even though they have good technical skills, they are not holistic, and their contribution to organizations can improve. Our research also showed that their communication and interpersonal skills improvement, which is what the new syllabus aims to address,” he said.

Mr. Herath noted that training partners can continue to play a pivotal role in producing holistic chartered accountants, by closely interacting with the trainees who train under them.

“We have an obligation to produce very competent professionals, to ensure that the next generation of chartered accountants will carry forward the profession and the institute,” Mr. Herath noted.

He emphasized that it was the three-year long practical training that makes the distinction of a chartered accountant. “And, we are very committe