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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Adding value to business through technical excellence

Sunday Observer: 30/10/2005"

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri Lanka Division has organised a one and half day technical symposium, the first of its kind and aligns itself closely to this year's theme of "adding Value to Business through Technical Excellence". The specialised Technical Symposium titled "Adding Value to Business through Technical Excellence - a five facetted focus" will be held from November 25 to 26.

"I believe many things differentiate a Chartered Management Accountant from others, not least among them CIMA's "2010 Vision" of "CIMA members driving the world's successful organisations" and its "mission" of "being the first choice for the employers in the qualification and development of professional accountants in business", CIMA Sri Lanka President Lalith Fonseka said.

A prerequisite for this is that the members should be equipped with the technical skills and competencies.

The introduction of CIMA's new generation qualification which was tested in May 2005 and the mandatory CPD program which comes into effect January 2006 are two very significant initiatives taken by CIMA Global in this direction.

A key initiative taken by the Sri Lanka division in this endeavour is the first ever CIMA Technical Symposium to be held in November which is directed at our members and passed finalists.

This symposium would provide a forum to deliberate on cutting edge technical developments and key challenges in the business world.

This would enable them to add greater value in their respective roles as accountants in business. The three-fold objective of the CIMA Technical Symposium as identified by the Symposium's Chairperson Melanie Kanaka are:- (a) create an awareness and stimulate an interest among participants on the cutting edge development and key challenges of the business world, (b) provide participants a forum to deliberate on broad technical issues and address any perceived gaps between the theory and practice and (c) to spur participants to develop their potential further which would enable them to perform better and thereby add value to their stakeholders in business.

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