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

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Panel discussion in session

YCAF President Jani Ganeshan presenting a token to guest speaker Jehan Perinpanayagam


The Young Chartered Accountants Forum (YCAF) of CA Sri Lanka recently organised a career guidance program for the benefit of over 100 young Chartered Accountants, who received valuable takeaways at the end of the program.  

The program was organised to support young members to overcome practical issues faced in the professional and personal arena. The program commenced with a guest speech delivered by Infomate Limited CEO and John Keells Holdings PLC Vice President Jehan Perinpanayagam. He emphasised 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 the opportunity 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 were: Brandix Apparel Limited Senior General Manager Suranga Indunil, LOLC Holdings PLC Assistant General Manager Imraz Iqbal, BDO Partners Associate Director Dinusha Rajapakse, and John Keells Holdings PLC Assistant Vice President (Retail Sector) Janith Gunasiri. 

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