CIMA unveils Top 20 Employers (2021) in Sri Lanka The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), is delighted to announce the Top 20 Employers in Sri Lanka for 2021. These are the employers who support CIMA students to progress in their studies whilst also employing qualified CIMA graduates as well as Members. The selection was [...]


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CIMA unveils Top 20 Employers (2021) in Sri Lanka

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), is delighted to announce the Top 20 Employers in Sri Lanka for 2021. These are the employers who support CIMA students to progress in their studies whilst also employing qualified CIMA graduates as well as Members. The selection was based on the number of the CIMA community employed within these organizations.

Rank Organization
1 MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd
2 Central Bank of
Sri Lanka
3 John Keells Holdings PLC
5 Hayleys PLC
6 KPMG Sri Lanka
7 Brandix Apparel Limited
8 National Development Bank PLC
9 WNS Global Services (Pvt.) Ltd
10 Ernst & Young
Sri Lanka
11 Acuity Knowledge Partners
12 HSBC Sri Lanka
13 Dialog Axiata PLC
13 Hatton National Bank PLC
15 HSBC Global Service Centre Sri Lanka
16 Peoples Bank
16 Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka
18 Aitken Spence PLC
18 Bank of Ceylon
20 Hemas Holdings PLC

There are over 150,000 employers that we work with globally and the Top Employer award was conceptualised as we wanted to celebrate the employers of CIMA members and students within Sri Lanka.

CIMA being a household brand in Sri Lanka, has a great reputation for quality professionals who lead and transform organisations. Thus, this is our way to highlight and showcase our Top Employers in Sri Lanka who not only recruit CIMA members/ students but also support them with their studies and professional development. Organisations from all backgrounds, in all sectors both government and private in Sri Lanka were considered when the selection was made.

The Top Employers will continue to benefit throughout the year with continuous support from CIMA for recruitment and training of staff, complimentary and discounted CPD sessions, effective communication through the Brand Ambassador Club (BAC) and many more benefits which are exclusive to CIMA Top Employers.

CGMA FLP embraced by leading Tuition provider/ Universities

Recommended as the biggest revolutionary product in professional education!

CIMA’s revolutionary alternate route to completing the professional qualification was welcomed by leading higher education Providers in Sri Lanka post being launched in January. The CGMA Finance Leadership Programme (CGMA FLP) provides an opportunity for students, employers and university students to embark on their CIMA studies through a state-of-the-art system. Created in response to the increased demand worldwide to deliver remote access and flexible self-paced online learning, this will develop future generations of Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation holders, required for driving business performance and supporting economic recovery.

The first reseller on board for the CGMA FLP route is Imperial College of Business Studies (ICBS) who in addition to providing the CGMA FLP product will also be assisting the CIMA students with additional support such as coaching, mentoring and exam techniques for the three case study exams.

The University of West of Scotland (UWS) Degree programme offered by ICBS has joined as the first University Partner offering the CGMA FLP pathway to their students. This new e-learning and assessment platform provide instant on-line access for aspiring business and finance leaders to learn finance skills needed in business to the equivalence of a master’s degree level of education.

The CGMA FLP covers competencies in finance, accounting, business, people, and digital skills set out in the CIMA Professional Qualification syllabus and assesses their application across operations, management and strategy. Students can start their learning journey at an appropriate entry level, building on existing education achievement, credentials and practical experience, with their college, employer or university able to monitor and support their students as they progress.

There are several other leading higher education providers and universities also signing up with CIMA Sri Lanka on this affordable and attractive proposition who will be revealed soon.

Fadhil Jiffry appointed as CIMA Country Network Committee Chair

Chief Financial Officer for LSEG in Sri Lanka Fadhil Jiffry FCMA CGMA was recently elected as the Chair of the CIMA Country Network Committee for 2021.

Fadhil is a finance professional with more than 18 years of experience covering Manufacturing, Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Plantation, Information Technology and Business/Knowledge Process Outsourcing sectors.  He has previously held senior leadership positions at Goodhope Asia Holdings Limited, HSBC Sri Lanka and MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd.

Besides being a Fellow Member of CIMA, he also has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree from the University of Colombo and a MBA from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. A former lecturer and mentor for students, he has served CIMA as the President of the Students Society and as a Sub Committee member in the past.

The Vice chair is Mr. Damith Pallewatte, ACMA, CGMA, Deputy General Manager – Wholesale Banking Group at Hatton National Bank PLC.Other members of the Committee include Rajeev Aloysius FCMA, CGMA, Joint Managing Director, The Autodrome PLC, Kapila Krishantha Athukorala FCMA, CGMA, Group Chief Financial Officer,  RN Group of Companies, Chamila Cooray FCMA, CGMA, General Manager – Operations, WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd, Indika Liyanahewage FCMA, CGMA, Chief Executive Officer, Eskimo Fashion Knitwear (Private) Ltd, Manohara Tillakawardana FCMA, CGMA, Director, ABS Information Systems Private Ltd., Asitha Jayamaha ACMA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer, Noorani Estates (Pvt) Ltd., Githanji Dilisha Kaluperuma ACMA, CGMA, Executive Director, Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd and Kamaya Perera ACMA, CGMA, Partner – Advisory, KPMG Sri Lanka.

On his appointment, Mr. Jiffry stated that he is excited to take over this leadership position and is honoured to have such an experienced committee with him, all of whom are leaders in their own organisations. Despite the global pandemic and the many restrictions in physical gatherings, CIMA has done a wonderful job in engaging with the fraternity in innovative ways, and he said that his committee would be keen to continue with this trend and ensure greater engagement with members and students in the coming year. He also said that there is a greater role CIMA members can play in driving organisational and national agenda’s forward during periods of crisis and that they are keen to engage with all stakeholders towards supporting this need.

The CIMA Sri Lanka Network Panel will by ably supported by the CIMA Sri Lanka office headed by the Country Manager Zahara Ansary, ACMA, CGMA.

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