Sri Lankan Entrepreneur Vajira Jayasooriya recognised in Australia as “Accountant of the Year – National Award” winner

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Vajira Jayasooriya


Austral Accountants Founder and Partner Vajira Jayasooriya, won the “Accountant of the Year – National Award” at the recent National Congress of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) held in the Gold Coast, Australia. He also received the “Accountant of the Year - Queensland State Award” at the same event. 

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is recognised as one of Australia’s oldest representative professional bodies for accountants, having been formed almost 100 years ago.

The award from IPA is a success story for Vajira in his accounting career of 12 years. It is in recognition of his outstanding work to the community, contributions to the profession, qualifications, ongoing trainings, entrepreneurial skills and endorsements from his clients. This made him the first person of Sri Lankan heritage to win this prestigious award.

Vajira Jayasooriya was a graduate from the University of Colombo and completed his postgraduate studies at the Griffin University, Australia. He is currently reading for his Professional Doctorate at the Southern Queensland University, Australia. 

His firm, Austral Accountants is engaged in handling accounting, business structuring, tax planning, virtual CFO services and taxation for individuals, SMEs and Not-for-Profit organisations.