Following the firm’s recent admission to the top 10 global accounting and business advisory network Baker Tilly International, Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Co. will be expanding its multinational clientele and helping small and medium-sized companies in Sri Lanka.
The multi-disciplinary firm has enjoyed continued growth in the local market since it was founded in 1985 by Founder Partner A.T.P. Edirisinghe. Today, it has five partners and 70 staff operating out of its office based in Colombo.
Having worked for over 19 years in the private sector both in Sri Lanka and overseas, Edirisinghe went into professional practice at the age of 40 years. At that time, his last position was that of Director of the parent company of the John Keells group, holding in addition many directorates in the subsidiary companies. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and also a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, England. Edirisinghe currently serves as Director of many companies, including public quoted companies such as CT Holdings (PLC), Cargills Ceylon (PLC) and Lighthouse Hotel.
Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Co. Partner Priyan Edirisinghe said, “Essential to our expansion plan is to be a member of a network with global coverage and credentials. We are honoured to be welcomed into the Baker Tilly International family.
Our multinational and local clients will benefit immensely from the expertise of the global network and we are keen to promote the wide range of services that are now available to them through our membership of Baker Tilly International.”
Speaking on the announcement, Baker Tilly International CEO and President Geoff Barnes said, “I am confident that Baker Tilly Edirisinghe & Co. will play an important role in our Asia Pacific region in the years to come. Only the highest quality firms become part of our network. Firms are recruited based on their commitment to deliver world-class services and their ability to apply exceptional technical skills – values that were clearly demonstrated throughout our meetings with both Anura Jayasena – Sr. Partner and Edirisinghe.”
Baker Tilly International Asia Pacific Regional Director Ben Lloyd will be in Sri Lanka to celebrate this occasion.