Visionary leap with CA Sri Lanka’s new curriculum

Mar. 26, 2014 (LBT) - The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), in a visionary leap aimed at revolutionizing professional education,, unveiled its groundbreaking new curriculum yesterday. The new curriculum is planned to produce highly versatile chartered accountants for 2020 and beyond who will help steer businesses across all sectors with their unique competence and multi-faceted skills.

The curriculum 2015 was ceremoniously launched under the theme ‘The Change that creates Champions’ at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel on March 25 in the presence of business leaders including the Chairman of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Suresh Shah, chief guest, academics and students.

The new curriculum, which comes into effect from next year, is designed to ensure that the future chartered accountant goes beyond its traditional financial role and becomes a true partner in business who will create value, enable value, preserve value and report value to the organization they serve.

The new curriculum, which meets international standards including global qualification requirements laid down by the international Federation of Accountants in its International Education Standards, was developed following an intensive consultation process comprising CA Sri Lanka members, and non-members including chief executive officers, heads of accounting and finance, human resource managers, academics and students.

Speaking at the landmark event, President of CA Sri Lanka, Arjuna Herath emphasized that the world had become exceedingly complex and is fast changing.

“In such an environment, we need to continuously transform ourselves to be useful players in the progress and development of our people and the organizations we serve. This was the rationale for he new syllabus. It demonstrates our commitment to making the Chartered Accounting qualification relevant to current and future needs of business and an enhancement to the learning experience of students,” he said.

The new syllabus is geared to meet the needs of both employers and employees at all levels of competencies, said Herath adding that, “The highest level being a ‘2020-ready’ Chartered Accountant who will partner the businesses to tomorrow through financial leadership. Our aim is also to make this qualification the most sought after qualification for a business leader”.

The curriculum 2015 is structured around three pillars: Knowledge, Skills and Personal and is offered at three levels: Executive, Business and Corporate.

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