Accountant is a qualified person who is trained in bookkeeping and in preparation, auditing and analysis of accounts. Accountants prepare annual reports and financial statements for planning and decision making, and advise on tax laws and investment opportunities.
The term “Accounting Technician” is of recent origin. Accounting Technicians are Middle Level Professional Accountants.
AAT – The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka
AATSL was established in 1987 on the model of the AAT (UK) by Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka). AAT institute is an Associate Membership of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) which is a key body for Accountants, and it has the distinction of being the first Associate Member of the Confederation of Asian Pacific Accountants (CAPA), a leading network of accounting bodies in the region.
AAT Examinations are held at three levels namely, Foundation, Intermediate and Final, in all three language media i.e. Sinhala, English & Tamil, twice a year in June and December. The duration of each level is six months; thus three levels can be completed within 1 ½ years by G.C.E. (A/L) and (O/L) students and in 1 year by G.C.E. (A/L) Commerce stream students.
AATSL EXAMINATION SYLLABUS AND STRUCTURE
Benefits of following AAT (Higher education and career prospects)
AAT qualification is the easiest way to get into other higher education and getting a job in Accounting or Management field. After AAT you can enter into Chartered Accountancy, CIMA or University degrees (in Accounting, Management, Law or Administration).
Accounting Technicians are Middle Level Professional Accountants immediately after obtaining the Associate Membership (MAAT). However by gaining experience in the field of Accountancy they can reach to Senior Technician Level (SAT) and Fellow Technician Level (FMAAT), which are considered as well groomed Professional Accountants. One can add more value and recognition to this qualification by gaining qualifications in other Professional Accountancy bodies.
AAT Sri Lanka students have fared exceptionally well in exams both within Sri Lanka and overseas. AAT Sri Lanka members are employed in different organizations across the country both in the public and private sectors.
Education Centers – (AAT Tuition classes)
Lectures / Classes are conducted in various towns for AATSL Examinations by the
(b) Accredited Education Centres (AECs) by AATSL 2017
(c) At various tuition centers around the country eg. Sakya Nugegoda, Rotary Hall- Nugegoda, Sipwin-Kurunegala
Download AAT past papers
For details contact:
Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka
No.540, Thimbirigasyaya Road, Colombo – 05.
Telephone: 011-2559669, 011-2595857, 011-2500450