Short Course in Financial Accounting (online)

Course Objective

The Objective of the course is to support you to gain an insight in to the nature of Financial Accounting and its functions in keeping accounting records in business organizations. This course will guide you to gain basic knowledge in financial accounting which covers from recording a basic transaction in a business to preparation and interpretation of financial statement for stakeholders to decision making.

Course Content

  1. Introduction of Accounting
  2. Basic of Accounting
  3. Book Keeping and Accounting
  4. Double Entry System
  5. Financial Statement Formats
  6. Accounting for Sole Proprietorship
  7. Accounting for Adjustment
  8. Accounting Errors & Suspense Account
  9. Bank Reconciliation
  10. Accounting Concept
  11. Preparation of Financial statements of other business
  12. Interpretation of financial statements
  13. Accounting for Taxation
  14. Present trends in Financial Accounting
  15. Computerized Accounting
  16. Project Report


              Application form                                 Bank paying voucher     

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme–(CERC Project)
Conducted by :
Colombo Regional Centre
Programme duration :

Four (03) Months (Weekends)
(Coursework- 15 weeks and Project Report- 02 weeks)

Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Financial Accounting
Medium :
English only

Time Table [Online] :  Saturday 8.00 am-12.00 noon / Sunday 8.00 am – 12.00 noon

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. In additions, undergraduates who registered to the Bachelor of Management Studies Honours degree programme of the Open University of Sri Lanka, from Non-commerce streams can join to this short course in order to get basic Accounting knowledge.

Issuing of Applications :
  26th November 2021
Closing Date for Applications :
  28th December  2021
Programme commencing date :
  02nd January 2022 (Sunday 3.00pm to 7.00pm)


How to apply

 Option 01 

Download the application (can be downloaded from the given link) and pay Rs. 10,000/= of course fees to the Bank of Ceylon, Account No.7417821 (Bank paying slip can be downloaded from the given link).“Dully filled application and paid bank deposit slip should be sent via registered post to the following address:

“Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Center (CRC), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala Nugegoda”.

You should further email soft copies of above bank slip and application to the


Option 02

 Application & Bank paying slip can be obtained from the office in the Colombo Regional Centre. Kindly return the filled application & Bank paying slip (university copy) to the office of the Colombo Regional Centre. (Open on Weekdays and Saturdays)

More details can be obtained on 0112199074/0112881464/0112881380

Course fee for a student will be Rs. 10,000 /= (Per head)
Expected intake is 20 students per batch.

More details can be obtained on 0112199074 / 0112881464 / 0112881380

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