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

               Online Application                               Bank paying voucher     

Please do not send the hard copies of the relevant documents via registered post  without filling out the google form

How to apply

  • Bank paying voucher should be downloaded from the given link.
  • Pay Rs. 10,000/= as the course fee, to any branch of Bank of Ceylon (BOC). Account No 7417821
  • Send the below mentioned documents through registered post.
  1. Paid Bank paying voucher and
  2. Certified copy of National Identity Card (N.I.C.)

to the following address of “Assistant Director, Colombo Regional Centre (CRC), The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala Nugegoda”.

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

More details can be obtained on 0112199074 / 0112881464 / 0112881380

Note: When you are doing an online transaction, please send a valid receipt including the following details from the bank
Transfer Date
Reference No.
From :
To Account No. : The Open University of Sri Lanka
Amount : LKR 
Payment Mode :
Bank Name : Bank of Ceylon
Remark : Mention the name of the short course
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

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 :
  27th March 2024
Closing Date for Applications :
Mid of August 2024
Programme commencing date :
  Last Week of August 2024 (Wednesday 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm)

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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