At the 40th Annual Council meeting of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), held from November 14 to 16, 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) was admitted as a full member of the federation.
The IFAC is the global apex body of the accountancy profession dedicated to serving public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing towards the development of strong international economies. The IFAC comprises of more than 175 members and associates of more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost three million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce.
AAT Sri Lanka was admitted as an Associate Member of IFAC as far back as May 1989. Due to the association’s continuing immense contribution supporting the global accountancy profession for economic growth in the public interest, the global federation had decided to upgrade the membership of AAT at IFAC from associate level to full membership level. AAT Sri Lanka was able to achieve this remarkable milestone in the history of the accounting fraternity due to the positive supportive sponsorship of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).Having been established in 1987, on the initiative of CA Sri Lanka, AAT Sri Lanka stands today as the leader in producing middle-level accounting professionals to the country, strengthening the growing small and medium enterprise sector of the economy.