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Partners

SJMS Associates PartnerAruna Jayewickreme FCA, FCMA, FCPM
Senior Partner

Aruna Jayewickreme, one of the Founder Partners of SJMS Associates, provides overall leadership to the firm. He has been in practice since 1976 and has over six years of experience in industry. At present, he chairs several committees representing the divisions within SJMS such as Audit and Assurance, Tax and Business Consultancy, Corporate and Secretarial, Recruitment, Management Solutions, Human Resource Management and the Board of Partners.

Jayewickreme is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He has served in several committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and has also been a member of the Ethics Committee since 1994. He possesses a wealth of experience and expertise in providing assurance and advisory services to the many clients of SJMS over the past 35 years.


SJMS Associates PartnerBasheer Ismail FCA, FCMA, FCPM
Managing Partner

Basheer Ismail commenced his professional career in 1977 and has been a Partner of the firm since 1984 providing Audit and Assurance Services and Taxation/ Business Advisory Services. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Professional Managers. He has considerable experience in providing tax advice, tax planning and compliance in relation to both direct and indirect taxes. His client portfolio includes multinational organisations as well as several local enterprises that are the largest and/ or the pioneers in their respective industries. He offers support on issues affecting client industry by way of making representations, undertaking researches and compiling reports. He assists clients in planning and developing tax strategies to take advantage of opportunities to enhance business value and to fulfil compliance requirements.


 

SJMS Associates PartnerLilani Jayasuriya FCA, FCMA
Partner

Lilani has been a Partner in the Assurance and Advisory practice of the firm since 1995. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Certified Management Accountant of Sri Lanka. She has experience in serving multi-national clients as well as several large local clients, covering financial assurance services, contracts, audit services, contract accounting services, and due diligence assignments.


SJMS Associates PartnerGerard David ACA, AABRP
Partner

David joined the firm in 1995 and has been a Partner since 1998. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate Member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals, UK. He is also a Member and Treasurer of the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Sri Lanka. He specializes in corporate insolvency and has significant experience in closure management of companies and in handling voluntary and court winding-up proceedings. He functions as an Official Receiver/ Liquidator of the District Courts and Commercial High Courts in Sri Lanka. He has handled liquidation of listed companies, finance companies, banks, government owned enterprises and other private companies. David was appointed as the first ever Administrator for a Company in Sri Lanka in 2008 under the new Companies Act. David also has experience in a number of areas in Transaction Advisory Services, which include business valuation, company amalgamation, vendor due diligence, divestiture of business and business turnaround of medium sized family owned companies in Sri Lanka.


SJMS Associates PartnerMaryam Marikkar FCA, MBA (Sri J)
Partner

Maryam has been a Partner in the Assurance and Advisory practice of the firm since 1998, having joined the firm in 1993. She is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds an MBA from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Maryam specializes in due diligence assignments and has in depth expertise in a number of areas that include statutory audits and internal audits. She has extensive experience in working closely with both local and multinational clients from the manufacturing, retail, export, construction, service and leisure sectors and has carried out assignments in India and Maldives as well. She has served in several committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka including the Statutory Auditing Standards Committee, UITF, Audit Faculty and the National Conference Committee – Technical.


SJMS Associates PartnerSharnila Henry ACA, ACMA (UK), Grad ICSA
Partner

Sharnila has been a Partner in the Assurance and Advisory practice of the firm since 2000, having joined the organisation in 1995. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of UK. She has experience in working with clients from many sectors including software development, education, advertising and services. Her experience covers multi-national clients as well as several large local clients. Her main areas of expertise comprise statutory audits and internal audit assignments. She manages and executes external and internal audits, review engagements and investigations of organisations.


SJMS Associates PartnerMinfaz Hilmy ACA, CIMA
Partner

Minfaz is a Partner in the Assurance and Advisory practice of the firm. He joined the firm in 2004 and has since gained extensive experience in external and internal audit, with international reporting experience and exposure to international accounting standards, namely, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs). Minfaz is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK). He has been actively involved in auditing diverse business sectors such as manufacturing, banking, insurance, finance, transportation, leisure, healthcare, not-for-profit and other service providers. His clientele include: Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Central Finance Company PLC, State Bank of India, Eastern Maritime Limited, Midaya Ceremics (Private) Limited and Engineering Consultants (Private) Limited. Minfaz specializes in assisting clients in the convergence of the financial statements to Sri Lanka Financial Reporting Standards (SLFRSs). His SLFRS experience includes providing accounting gap analysis and implementation guidance to various business concerns.


SJMS Associates PartnerSarala Kodagoda ACA, CIMA
Partner

Sarala is a Partner in the Tax and Business Advisory practice of the firm. She was initially with the firm for four years, before joining the mercantile sector in 2009; she rejoined the firm two years later. Sarala holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Pune, India. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and is a passed finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK).Sarala has experience in advising clients in planning and developing tax strategies to enhance the value of client enterprise, assisting in fulfilling compliance requirements and carrying out tax due diligence assignments. She serves several large local clients as well as multi-national clients.

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