Dasun Mendis

Dasun Mendis

MBA(USQ-AUS), B.Sc Finance Special (Hons) (USJP), FCCA-UK, ACA, MCSI-UK

Lecturing Expertise

  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management

Academic & Professional Qualifications

Dasun is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of UK (FCCA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ACA) and Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments of UK (MCSI). He has a First Class Honors BSc Finance Special Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dasun has completed his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ – Australia).

Lecture Profile

Dasun is a founder director and lecturer of Icon Business School (Pvt) Ltd which is currently the largest ACCA training college in Sri Lanka. Amidst his responsibilities in heading the finance function of the Food Cluster of CBL Group, he is the leading ACCA lecturer in the country for the key subjects, “Strategic Business Reporting” and “Advanced Financial Management” in the final level. Being a lecturer with 12 years of experience, he has produced 15 national prize winners plus a world prize winner for ACCA and have guided many students to successfully complete ACCA.

Achievements

Dasun’s achievements in terms of the ACCA qualification is unparalleled as he was able to secure 5 Sri Lankan prizes including the prize awarded for Sri Lanka’s most outstanding ACCA Affiliate.
He was also able to excel in his academic studies by securing a First Class Honors BSc Finance Special Degree from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and was ranked as the batch top in the Degree Program. He was awarded the Gold medals for the best performance in the Degree Program and best performance in Capital Market related subjects.

Corporate Profile

With over a decade of experience in the corporate sector, Dasun is currently the General Manager – Finance of the Food Cluster at Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) Group, providing overall leadership for the finance function of the Cluster. He has past experience working as the Finance Manager at Hemas Holdings PLC and headed the SLFRS conversion of the entire group. He commenced his career at KPMG Sri Lanka, where he worked in different capacities, carrying out SLFRS conversion assignments, external audits and providing Financial Reporting advisory services for clients.

Contribution to the Profession

Dasun is a commitee member of ACCA member network panel which is the governing body of ACCA Sri Lanka and Maldives. He contributed to the curriculum revision process of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) in the Financial Reporting Pillar. He has also been a presenter at the annual accounting seminar series conducted by CA Sri Lanka over the last consecutive years.

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