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CA Sri Lanka’s YCAF career guidance program gears young Chartered Accountants for success

ඊ-තැපැල මුද්‍රණය පී.ඩී.එෆ් (PDF)

The Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF) of CA Sri Lanka recently organized a “career guidance program” for the benefit of over 100 young Chartered Accountants who received valuable take-aways at the end of the program.

The program was organized to support young members to overcome practical issues faced in the professional and personal arena. The program commenced with a guest speech delivered by Mr. Jehan Perinpanayagam, CEO Infomate Pvt Limited/Vice President of John Keells Holdings PLC. He emphasized on the importance of young professionals demonstrating leadership skills, communication skills and displaying creativity in designing solutions to complex business scenarios in order to play the dynamic accountant’s role in future.

The highlight of this engaging event was the interactive case study discussion conducted by a panel of young and accomplished members of the profession. This provided participants to mingle with experts from the profession and discuss important career and professional development related matters.

The panel of facilitators who guided the young professionals during the case study discussion was Mr. Suranga Indunil, Senior General Manager of Brandix Apparel Limited, Mr. Imraz Iqbal, Assistant General Manager of LOLC Holdings PLC, Ms. Dinusha Rajapakse, Associate Director of BDO Partners and Mr. Janith Gunasiri, Assistant Vice President - Retail Sector of John Keells Holdings PLC.

During the panel discussion the audience was given the opportunity to have a glimpse of the success stories of the panelists and learn how they overcame challenges they themselves faced. The program was identified as one of the most successful events organized by YCAF due to the distinctive nature of program outline and participants’ feedback on their learnings.

Panel discussion in session

YCAF President Jani Ganeshan presenting a token to Jehan Perinpanayagam