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Why become a Chartered Accountant ?

In this day and age where competition is intense, the Chartered Accountant qualification has been designed to provide you an extensive knowledge that covers the subject of business, finance and management and a broader spectrum which will help enhance your professional career, proficiency in a multitude of subjects instead of being confined to a single topic.

The Chartered Accountant
The chartered accountant is a professional in the field of Accountancy - well versed in the subjects of accountancy, auditing, management accountancy, information technology, taxation, corporate and commercial law, financial management, management, economics and other connected subjects.

Chartered Accountants today hold top management positions, in both the private and public sectors. They also practise as chartered accountants and management consultants, in Sri Lanka and abroad. The chartered accountants in Sri Lanka are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Career prospects
The demand for the services of chartered accountants has been growing rapidly in the recent past. They are much sought after by an ever increasing number of organizations in the private and public sectors of Sri Lanka, that are engaged in a wide range of activities. The skills and expertise of the chartered accountants of Sri Lanka is also recognized all over the world. Of the total membership, more than 27percent serve with distinction abroad.

It is therefore very evident that the prospects of those choosing chartered accountancy as a career are excellent.

Due to the increasing demand for their services, the average earnings/remuneration packages of chartered accountants have also steadily increased in the recent past. Hence a student, on successful completion of his/her examinations and training, could look forward to a comfortable compensation package.

Chartered Accountants in Sri Lanka
Members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka today play a pivotal role in Sri Lanka’s boardrooms; where nearly 60 percent of the top 50 companies listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange has a CA Sri Lanka member either as chairman, CEO or finance director.

The Qualification

  • The globally recognized qualification by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka gives students a thorough understanding on key subjects relating to both accounts and non-accounting fields.
  • The extensive training and other high-end grooming provided will result in you becoming a world class professional.
  • The Associate Chartered Accountant is deemed as an asset by employers, and hiring such individuals are seen as an investment as they take the lead and show others the strategic way forward to attain long term business success.