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CMA (Australia) holds successful qualifying workshop

Aug 24, 2011 2:39:43 PM - www.ft.lk

Highest ever number of senior finance and non finance professionals completed the ICMA (Australia) qualifying workshop with extremely positive feedback from the participants as well as the facilitators. This unique seven day workshop was commenced on the 30 July and concluded on 7 August. The workshop comprised of two modules on Strategic Cost Management and Strategic Business Analysis which are considered essential for financial decision making in corporate environments.

Professor Janek Ratnatunga who facilitated the sessions commented, “In this workshop apart from the conventional lectures, we try to impart knowledge to the participants through business simulations, case studies and interactive activities which make the learning environment more challenging. I am confident that the participants were successful in gaining   contemporary knowledge in a relatively new domain area within a short time. I always enjoy working with the experienced, vibrant group of participants from Sri Lanka”.
Prof. Janek Ratnatunga currently heads the School of Commerce, University of South Australia and prior to that he held the Chair in Business Accounting at Monash University, Australia. In 2009 Prof. Ratnatunga was awarded the prestigious American Accounting Association’s “Impact on Management Accounting Practice” Award.
“I enjoyed the CMA (Australia) workshop immensely for the reason that this was different from any other workshop that I have attended. We could exchange our thoughts and views with the facilitator who was well and truly versed with the contents which was evident at the simulations, discussions as well as the case studies” said an enthusiastic participant at the workshop.
“There is an overwhelming demand for this workshop every year, because both finance and non finance professionals strongly feel the need to upgrade their knowledge through a world class Advanced Management Accounting Programme of this nature,” said Kapila Dodamgoda, Managing Director of The Academy of Finance (Private) Limited, the exclusive partner of ICMA Australia in Sri Lanka.   
“The ever challenging global business environment has created a need for all senior professionals irrespective of the core functional domain to be experts finance as well, to promote prudent financial judgments, sound decision making and good governance across businesses,” ICMA (Australia) Sri Lanka Branch President Murali Prakash said.
“The local branch will continue to add greater value to the members and students with a series of continuous professional development activities which will keep them ahead of the current developments,” Prakash added.

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