CA Sri Lanka – Institute of Chartered Accountant of Sri Lanka

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

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka is a professional accountancy body in Sri Lanka.

The qualification as Chartered Accountant is a highly respected profession in the field of Accountancy. The programme is covering the areas of Accountancy, Auditing, Management Accountancy, Information Technology, Taxation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Financial Management, Strategic Management, and Economics with other relevant subjects.

Qualified Chartered Accountants will definitely rise to the top management hierarchy in private or public sector organization whilst giving an opportunity to embark on a career as Chartered Accountants and management consultants local or overseas. The chartered accountants in Sri Lanka are members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.

There is a huge demand for qualified Chartered Accountants in the domestic as well as in the international market place since the qualification is globally recognized.

The students who are studying CA qualification will be undergoing an extensive industrial training to be graduated as fully fledged Chartered Accountants.

The students who are studying CA Sri Lanka will be endowed with a rewarding career prospects local and abroad.

Am I eligible to embark on CA SRI LANKA?

Yes – if you meet any one of the following qualifications:

  • Three Simple Passes at G.C.E. Advanced Level in any Stream at one sitting.
  • A Degree of a University in Sri Lanka or of any other University as approved by the Council of the Institute.
  • Second Year Examination of the Higher National Diploma in Accountancy/ Diploma in Accountancy or the Higher National Diploma in Commerce/ Diploma in Commerce of the Sri Lanka Technical College.
  • Part I or Foundation stage, Stage I or Certificate Level of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA – UK).
  • Part I or Foundation Stage or Level I of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA – UK).
  • Membership of the Sri Lanka Government Accountant Service.
  • Membership of the Sri Lanka Government Audit Service.
  • Final Examination of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators (ICSA – UK)
  • Final Examination of the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA – UK)
  • Final Examination of the Association of International Accountants (AIA – UK)
  • Final Examination of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka. (AAT – Sri Lanka)
  • Final Examination of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT – UK)
  • Final Examination of the Institute of Bankers in Sri Lanka or UK.
  • Attorney-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Final Examination of the Association of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka
  • Any other qualification approved by the Council.

Course Duration

The time lines of the program will span up to 3 years with the syllabus of the following,

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Assurance and Related Services.
  • Performance Measurement and Reporting.
  • Strategic Business Management.
  • Taxation and Legal Services.

Course Options for Study

You can choose the flexible study options depending on how often you sit your exams and where you get your relevant practical experience.

Attending tuition classes at KBBS Campus is one way to master the CA syllabus as it offers the benefits of a well-structured programme which will be guided by highly qualified lecturers with expertise in the CA qualification and you have the chance to meet and share knowledge with other CA students. KBBS will offer the benefit from a structured study programme and tutorial support.

Choose from a variety of different study options including:

  • Full-time courses.
  • Part-time day or evening courses.
  • Weekend courses.
  • Revision courses.

Additional support KBBS Campus offers

When you register as an CA 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.

How to become a professionally qualified CA Member?

To become a CA qualified Professional which gives you a global quality standard in management accounting which you have to combine apply academic learning with practical industry experience for you to qualify with the application of an expert knowledge of finance, in the real world. Training can be undertaken in any organization local or overseas which is highly appealing to businesses looking for ambitious and experienced employees.

Practical Training

To become a qualified chartered accountant the practical training plays a vital role in building the required skills and competencies. Those who complete practical training along with the relevant examinations are eligible to apply for certificates awarded by the institute, as well as for the admission to Associate Membership (ACA) of the Institute.

Practical Training or the Personal pillar is at the core of the curriculum and this coupled with unique competencies developed via the Knowledge and Skills pillars, offer students the required valued experience to excel in the workplace.

Practical Training scheme was revamped along with the curriculum and the new training requirements have been developed in line with the International Accounting Education Standards for developing professional competence for aspiring professional accountants and based on the stakeholder expectation from a professional Chartered Accountant.

The new curriculum encourages practical training in the form of on-the-job training along with studies in a bid to empower students with relevant professional skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavior required of a qualified accountant.

Trainees who are CA Sri Lanka students undergoing training, are required to complete the total training period of three years with a minimum of 220 working days per year under following three levels :

  • Executive Level (PE1)
  • Business Level (PB1)
  • Corporate Level (PC1)

CA training is full time course where the students have to joint with an approved training partner & be supervised under a chartered Accountant. Also the training period should be registered in the Institute under a Training Agreement in order to recognize it as valid practical training.

Trainees are allowed to complete the training period by signing two separate training agreements under any of the following options.

Class Time Place Date Range Instructor
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