KPMG Partner & Head of Learning & Development Suren Rajakarier receiving the certifications from ACCA Global Immediate Past President Leo Lee, and ACCA Sri Lanka & Maldives Country Head Nilusha Ranasinghe
KPMG values the benefits of a foundation of education and lifelong learning and strives to develop professionals with strong values and integrity. KPMG in Sri Lankahas been a respected leader in the industry for over 120 years, and nurtures accountants with high professional standards. Since 2007, KPMG has partnered with The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as an organisation that shares similar values and commitment to youth and education.
KPMG in Sri Lanka was recently recognised by ACCA,and renewed itsPlatinum Employer status for Trainee Development and Professional Development up to the year 2021, thus confirmingKPMG in Sri Lanka as a preferred employer for ACCA professionals. ACCA has played a significant role at the forefront of supporting organisations to build talent by tailoring their qualification to suit the unique requirements and business capabilities needed by the industry to produce work-ready professionals.
With the ACCA Approved Employer program, KPMG in Sri Lanka has been able to attract the best talent in the field.
KPMGHead of Audit and Learning Suren Rajakarier said:“We have been able to provide professional development to more than250individuals over the last five years with our structured and continuous learning programs,and am proud to say that we continue to be the largest employer of ACCA members and students in Sri Lanka.”
Rajakarier is also the Chairman of the ACCA Sri Lanka Member Network Panel for the period 2018/19. He was also happy to note: “We were the first company to receive Platinum status in Sri Lanka in 2007 and are really happy to have retained it till 2021, because with the ACCA Approved Employer program, our company is positioned to be the employer of choice in the local market for accountants.”
Rapid and complex change in the business environment means new challenges for boards and KPMG continues to develop professionals for the future.The ACCA criteriarecognisesKPMG for training employees by adhering to global standards ensuring that future accountants and finance professionals maintain the highest levels of skills, knowledge and ethics, while inculcating the practice of lifelong learning.
ACCA’s highest Approved Employer Status is a tribute to KPMG demonstrating a commitment towards employees’ development needs on a regular and sustained basis, while also committing to the ACCA key principles.