Learning to follow rules

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 May, 2012, 12:00am


Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Accounting Compliance

The Lehman Brothers' episode not only broke many investors' hearts, it also focused attention on loopholes in the financial industry's regulatory system. With authorities and regulators putting new measures in place to tighten control over the industry, it is not easy for professionals to learn all about the new arrangements. However, a postgraduate diploma in corporate accounting compliance offered by HKUSPACE focuses on practical applications and all-round training in corporate compliance.

'The programme is aimed at accountants, auditors and professionals working with finance compliance. It equips students with the skills and knowledge to analyse and interpret relevant financial standards, listing rules and Securities and Futures Commission regulations,' says programme leader Dr Olivia Lui Lai-wah, adding that the course takes a practical approach, with case studies for students to draw references from.

'Initial public offering (IPO) consultants teach the course,' says Lui. 'Students will be taught to identify non-compliance issues and grey areas, with reference to rules and practices in order to prepare for a career in compliance and related sectors.

'Graduates trained in the governance discipline will be better able to manage risk and accomplish their responsibilities with higher ethical standards and greater confidence,' Lui adds.

The one-year programme is conducted in English. Classes are held on weekday evenings or at weekends. Applicants should hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised institution.