SLASSCOM (Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Association) together with AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka) organized a seminar on ‘Positioning Sri Lanka as a financial services hub with BPO and ITO’ at the AAT Auditorium recently. The objective of the seminar was to enhance the awareness among AAT (SL) members on the opportunities available in the financial accounting outsourcing industry. The seminar was well attended and attracted a large number of AAT (SL) students and members.
 
Mr. Madu Ratnayake, Vice President of SLASSCOM and General Manager of Virtusa, Sri Lanka and Mr. Dushan Soza, Managing Director- WNS Global Services (Pvt) Ltd addressed the student seminar. The AAT (SL) members and students were able to raise questions from the panel and an interactive session prevailed after the two speakers finished.
 
“Sri Lanka is in a unique position on financial services outsourcing with a wast pool of qualified accounting and finance professionals. With the rapid growth of the IT/BPO industry, accounting and finance professionals will have a new exciting avenue of employment” Madu Ratnayake said addressing the seminar.
 
At the event, SLASSCOM FutureCareers documentary was showcased on the exciting careers within the IT/ BPO industry. The FutureCareers documentary features some of leading names in the IT and BPO industry namely Virtusa, IFS, Aegis, Eurocentre, eCollege, R R Donnelley, Orion City, Amba Research, HSBC, Zone24/7 and Eureka Technologies. The documentary includes many success stories in this most advanced and fast growing industry in Sri Lanka which is setting professional standards recognized internationally. More information of FutureCareers initiative can be found atwww.FutureCareers.lk
 
Dushan Soza addressing the student seminar gave an overview of global best practices and finance & accounting processes at WNS. In his presentation Mr. Soza also covered a case study and describing a transactional process end-to-end iterated the fitment of AAT students and members for such roles. ‘WNS offers many opportunities for AAT Students / Members and career tracks in the KPO/ BPO industry’, Dushan Soza said speaking at the seminar.
 
The Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AATSL) is a Professional Accountancy body, established in 1987, on the initiative of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.  AATSL is the only Professional Institute in the country, which conducts Accountancy Examinations at Technician Level.  AATSL is an Associate member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA)
 
 
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SLASSCOM acts as the catalyst of growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPO industry by facilitating trade and business, propagation of education and employment, encouragement of research and innovation, and by supporting the creation of a progressive national policy framework. Follow @SLASSCOM on twitter or visit www.slasscom.lkfor more information.