The Short Course in Financial Accounting aims to introduce the key concepts and theories in Financial Accounting to the participants. This course equips students with skills such as, numerical and logical thinking, attention to details and analytical thinking, which are required for manipulating and organizing of financial data in order to make sound business decisions in an efficient and effective manner.

Course Content

  1. Introduction to Accounting
  2. The Accounting Equation and the Double Entry Principle
  3. The Books of Accounts (Part 1)
  4. The Books of Accounts (Part 2)
  5. The Books of Accounts (Part 3)
  6. Preparation of Financial Statement
  7. Further Adjustments
  8. Introduction to CVP Analysis
  9. Introduction to Ratios Analysis and Project Appraisal Techniques
  10. Information Technology and Accounting
  11. Microsoft Excel in Accounting
  12. Report Writing & Summary Discussion
  13. Project Report

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme–(CERC Project)
Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme duration :
Four (03) Months (Weekends) (Coursework- 10 weeks and Project Report- 02 weeks)
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Medium :
Entrance is open for anyone over 18 years of age who has six (06) passes at the G.C.E (O/L) examination or one year work experience and who wants the best start for a successful career in Office Management. (Applications are also encouraged from people who may have been away from formal education for some time, but who have relevant experience in the field)
Starting date of issuing applications :
Application closing date :
30th November 2018 (Limited to 20 students) First-come-first-served basis
Programme commencing date :
December 2018


Application & Bank Paying Slip can be obtained from the Public Information Office (PIO) in the Colombo Regional Centre (Nawala Entrance). Kindly return the filled application & Bank Paying Slip (University copy) to the office of the Colombo Regional Centre. (Open on Weekdays and Saturdays)
For more details call 011 219 9074/011 2881 464/011 288 1380
Course fee for a student will be Rs. 10,000 /= (per head)
Expected intake is 20 students per batch.
This Certificate Programme is conducted by the Colombo Regional Centre.Contact the Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre for further details.
Address :
Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre,The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.
Contact :
011 288 1464, 011 288 1380,011 219 9074
Email :
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