The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka

The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA) of Sri Lanka was incorporated in April 2009 as the National Professional Management Accounting Institution in Sri Lanka by Parliament Act No.23 of 2009. CMA was set up in the year 2000 with Technical Assistance of CMA Canada, now CPA Canada.

CMA is as a member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) and joins the fraternity of Professional Accounting bodies in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan & Afghanistan.

CMA is a Member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of over 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

CMA is also member of the Confederation of Asian & Pacific Accountants (CAPA).

The launch of the CMA Professional Programme 2018 in conformity with the IFAC International Accounting Educational Standards Board (IAESB) carries significant improvements in the syllabus with respect to the focus, structure, and coverage both in terms of scope and depth of contents. It will undoubtedly facilitate the grooming of competent management accountants who are capable of crafting strategies and managing risk in pursuit of developing sustainable world class organizations.

With the ever increasing demand for professional accountants and the government’s decision to give pride of place to local Professional Accounting bodies and the incorporation of CMA and making it the National Professional Management Accounting body in Sri Lanka a large number of students in Colombo and the outstations who did not have an opportunity to become Management Accountants, were provided a strategic window of opportunity to contribute to the development of the economy in Sri Lanka. CMA has therefore taken the lead role in the development of inclusive professional education in Sri Lanka and made it affordable providing good job opportunities in the private and public sector.

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Candidates are required to successfully complete the core, supportive and skill course units of Level 1, prior to progressing to Level 2. On completion of Foundation level, candidates are eligible to receive the following certificate assigned to that level.

Certificate in Accounting & Business Studies  

Other examinations (Level 2 to Level 5) will be conducted with the assistance of the commissioner General of Examinations of Sri Lanka.

Entry Qualification

The direct entry requirement for the Professional Programme is a minimum of three passes at the General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level examination. CMA also specifies other routes and lateral entry points for enrolment. Further, it grants pre-defined exemptions to graduates and those with professional qualifications in accounting and affiliated disciplines.

Registration and scheduling Information

CMA Sri Lanka partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver the CMA Foundation Level Examination Computer based (online) in all three languages at the exam centres in Sri Lanka and Dubai.

For Scheduling, purposes if CMA Foundation Level Examination student want additional help or concessions, such as extra exam time, as appropriate to individual needs have to notify CMA with accepted medical document prior to booking your Examination for Foundation Level. You can find the appropriate regional Pearson VUE contact number and CMA Sri Lanka Contact Number here.

CMA Sri Lanka

Ms. Thakshila - +94 112 507087 ext : 123
Ms. Aruni : +94 112 506391 Ext: 131

Pearson VUE

Visit our customer service page to find contact information for your region.

Benefits of the client qualifications

The CMA Professional Programme, produce competent management accountants with a global-local outlook needed to meet organizational goals in today’s complex, dynamic and competitive environment. CMA accountants will be able to demonstrate the integration and application of (a) technical knowledge (b) professional skills, and (c) professional values, ethics, and attitudes in their places of work to a defined standard

Last updated 2018-02-16