Department of Accounting and Finance

Department of Accounting and Finance provides degree programmes which are designed to produce an employable undergraduate by meeting the industry requirements in all the degree programmes, including an industrial training component. The department ensures that the undergraduates are exposed to both local and international environments with regard to teaching, research and learning. The degrees offered at the department entail training for the latest accounting packages related to the field of accounting and finance with the purpose of preparing them for the technological development in the industry. Reaching beyond the learning aspect, the students are facilitated and benefited by the student circles and units established in the departments with the purpose of producing a holistic accounting and finance graduate demanded by the global industries.



Welcome to the Department of Accounting and Finance (DAF) of NSBM Green University Town. Our department serves as a dynamic hub for undergraduates passionate about the intricate world of finance and the art of managing monetary resources. We are committed to providing comprehensive education, fostering critical thinking, and preparing undergraduates for successful careers in the ever-evolving fields of accounting and finance. At the Department of Accounting and Finance, we recognise the vital role that financial management plays in both corporate and personal contexts. We aspire for students to be financial analysts, accountants, investment bankers, and financial consultants, equipping them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to excel in the field of Accounting and Finance.
Our distinguished faculty members are experts in their respective fields, combining academic expertise with practical industry experience. We are committed to delivering a rigorous curriculum encompassing theoretical foundations and real-world applications. DAF strives to instil a deep understanding of financial principles, analytical thinking, and ethical practices in students through industry-academic partnerships, curriculum upgrading, engaging lectures, interactive discussions, and hands-on projects. Furthermore, DAF maintains a strong connection with renowned professional bodies, accounting firms, financial institutions, and corporate partners, offering valuable networking opportunities, internships, and potential employment prospects.
In addition to academic excellence, we emphasise fostering a collaborative and inclusive learning environment, enabling students to engage in group projects, participate in student organisations, and attend workshops and conferences to enhance their leadership, teamwork, communication skills and range of soft skills required to be a successful professional. Moreover, our department encourages research and innovation, nurturing an environment where faculty and students can explore new ideas, conduct empirical studies, and contribute to advancing knowledge in Accounting and Finance. 

Ms. Anne Pathiranage
Head / Senior Lecturer

Academic Staff

Departmental Publications

NSBM Departmental Publications consist of print and digital magazines, newsletters, and journals published by various departments under the four faculties of NSBM. They reflect the academic and creative expertise of the NSBM academic community across several disciplines and provide opportunities to have professional exposure and sharpen knowledge and skills. These publications include collaborative works of NSBM undergraduates and academic staff members, which primarily target to serve the information needs of our community: students, parents, staff, partners, stakeholders, and the general public.

Department News

Department of Accounting and Finance offers the undergraduate a wide range of opportunities for both academic and extracurricular activities through the student circles and units established under the department. These student circles and units organize various programs throughout the year, including workshops, webinars, community service projects, field visits etc., widening the horizon of learning. These events, which are organized with the contribution of the students, academics and industry expertise, certainly inculcate positive attitudes, knowledge and skills within the students to succeed in their future careers.

Student Life

Department of Accounting and Finance attempts to provide a unique learning experience to undergraduates by reaching beyond the traditional teaching and learning method. The department offers a plethora of opportunities for the students to receive wide exposure to the industry as well as extracurricular activities while engaging in academic activities. The research centre of the department extends continuous support to the undergraduates for their research activities from early in the degree program, through which they can accumulate the required knowledge to conduct research and subject-related studies later in the program. The unit for professional studies and affiliations with professional bodies enable the students to enhance the professional skills demanded by their chosen field. Further, the Internship and Skills Development Unit prepare the students for the industry expectations with the purpose of producing a competent graduate who is ready to embark on a professional career. The Student Counselling Unit of the department is omnipresent in always assisting students with their concerns, and ensuring the well-being of the students. The student circle of Accounting and Finance is the student body of the department which offers ample opportunities to the students to gain experience and exposure through activities they arrange throughout the year.

Academic Clubs

Student Investment Advisory Team (SIAT) Welcome to the world of finance and investing! The Student Investment Advisory Team (SIAT) is an exciting and dynamic group of individuals dedicated to learning and applying the principles of investment …

Student Circle of Accounting and Finance The Student Circle of Accounting and Finance (SCAF) is the very first subject circle of the Faculty of Business which is attached to the esteemed Department of Accounting and Finance. …

Student Circle of Accounting and Finance The Student Circle of Accounting and Finance (SCAF) is the very first subject circle of the Faculty of Business which is attached to the esteemed Department of Accounting and Finance. …

Department Head
Ms. Anne Pathiranage

New Enrollments
Tell:+94 (11) 544 5000
Whatsapp+94 71 244 5000

Department Secretary
Ms. Sewwandi Vithanage
011 544 5102