AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka

If you have decided that AAT is the route for you to progress your career, then learn the basic procedures of the registration for a student.

The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka, or AATSL, is a Sri Lankan qualification and professional body for vocational accountants which was launched as an initiative that came through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

Over the past 25 years, AAT Sri Lanka has provided the country with professionally qualified and technically trained Accounting Technicians who have performed all the functions required of them, with the knowledge and expertise required for the 21st century. As it moves into its 26th year, the association is gearing itself to meet the toughest demands of a competitive and dynamic environment. Through the years of its operation, AAT has gained recognition as a body that provides both affordable and market-oriented skills as well as training for newcomers and accounting professionals, equipping them with the knowledge and skills required to succeed. Currently AAT Sri Lanka has 36,000 registered students which is the highest number of students registered in any educational body.

AAT Sri Lanka is proud that its students have fared exceptionally well in exams both within Sri Lanka and overseas. The Institute is committed to providing students with the best education and its students have performed beyond expectations.

Today many AAT Sri Lanka members are employed in different organizations across the country both in the public and private sectors. The scope of activities of AAT Sri Lanka ranges from education to assessment and professional development. The AAT Sri Lanka does not confine its activities to merely educating and training students but also to equipping them with the soft skills needed to succeed in a competitive environment. Students are provided with career guidance, job placement, advice and direction. In addition, the Institute organizes seminars and workshops for members. This is a holistic approach with a view to producing well-rounded, middle and higher level accounting professionals, who can meet the multiple demands of their workplace with a winning streak.

Minimum Qualification for Registration

The qualifications necessary to register as a student to sit for AAT Examinations are as follows:

  • 06 Passes at G.C.E. (O/L) (SL) OR
  • 05 Passes at G.C.E. (O/L) (UK) OR
  • 02 Passes at G.C.E. (A/L) (SL/UK) OR
  • 05 years of experience as an Accounts Clerk / Audit Clerk / Book-keeper / Accounts Trainee in a recognized establishment OR
  • Any other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Governing Council of AAT Sri Lanka

Effective From January 2015 Examinations

This will depend on what qualifications you have before you register for ACCA. The quickest way to become qualified is to simultaneously study while you study in school or work and study at the same time. If you can manage with the above time lines you could be able to become an ACCA member in the span of three or three and half years.

Additional support KBBS Campus offers :

When you register as an AAT student at our institute you will get access to a range of resources and support, including,

  • Well-Structured Course Tutorial Materials.
  • Syllabus and Study Guides.
  • Past Exam Papers.
  • Facebook – Where You Can Network With Other Students with Free Internet Access.
  • Mock Examinations Closer To the Exam Dates.
  • Guidance and Support for Finding Relevant Work Experience.
  • Free Scholarships For Exceptionally Performing Students.
  • Free Revisions Class (Conditions Apply).

Training Requirements for the membership :

A passed finalist upon the completion of one year practical Training together with the People & Leadership skills (from 2015 July) can apply for AAT Sri Lanka membership. In order to complete the prescribed (01) year of practical training student can select either of following two schemes of training.

  • Non-monitored training (Practical Accounting Experience Record form method)
  • Monitored training (Agreement method)
  • Those who intend to follow Chartered Accountancy course of CA-Sri Lanka, scheme “b” above is recommended, because exemptions are available from CA-Sri Lanka practical training, under that scheme.
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