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British Professional Bodies

Accounting course all adds up

Opening doors to different career opportunities, accounting has remained a highly coveted specialisation. Demand for qualified accountants is continuously rising, but few know that one does not need a university degree to pursue this career.

Friday, 20 July, 2012, 12:00am

Young champions flaunt assets

A third-year professional-accountancy student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) beat 11 other contestants from four Chinese cities to emerge as the champion of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Job Hunting Competition 2012 China Grand Final.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Improved access for practitioners

A new two-tier membership structure introduced by the Hong Kong Institute of Housing (HKIH) is designed to boost service quality and industry know-how in the property management sector.

14 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

An 'ambassador' to count on

When Dean Westcott left school in the United Kingdom, he joined a retail organisation as a general management trainee. Towards the end of the two-year training programme, he had the chance to sit in at meetings with the chief financial officer (CFO) - and realised that all the key company decisions were being made by either the accountants or the lawyers.

9 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Training up the wealth managers

As Hong Kong's private wealth management market continues to expand and develop, the industry is taking crucial steps to ensure there is enough qualified talent in the city to handle demand from clients.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Golden rewards for genuine 'liquid gold' engineers

David Wilkes is associate director of Arup and the new global president of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). A specialist in river and coastal engineering, his work covers master planning and development, and the wise management of resources.

12 May 2012 - 12:00am

Recruitment drive goes on

The skills gap in the mainland's accounting profession is slowly narrowing, as efforts to build the domestic talent pool have begun to yield dividends.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Improving skill set vital in fast-evolving economies

Professional accounting bodies in Hong Kong are stepping up development offerings to ensure accountants are better equipped to work in fast-evolving economies, such as the mainland.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Surveying a broad and bright horizon

Whether it's positioning a new highway, calculating the cost of a construction project or carrying out a building inspection, surveyors play a diverse role across Hong Kong's building and construction landscape.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

CPAs must exit comfort zone

Despite a slowdown in hiring in certain industries, recruitment among the Big Four and other large Hong Kong-based accountancy firms remains positive. According to insiders, there is always a need for accountants, whatever the economic climate, though the nature of the work may vary, depending on the economic environment.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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