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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

Medical Council should be more than a trade body

In order to alleviate the persistent manpower shortages at public hospitals, the Hospital Authority has decided to hire overseas doctors as a stop-gap measure. The authority recently submitted nine applications to the Medical Council for vetting. But the evaluation of three of the applications has been postponed because of insufficient data about the applicants' work experience.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Some tips on entering bankers' den

Non-finance professionals seeking to move into the banking and finance sector face important challenges. One is how to prepare themselves personally to make the transition, and another is how to present themselves to employers.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Resigned to a slowdown

The international business community is resigned to a global slowdown in the coming year. And a survey by the global body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), shows the majority of financial professionals agree with the view.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bosses seek overseas talent to tackle shortage of specialist accountants

Many Hong Kong employers were looking overseas to hire specialist accountants qualified to grapple with the increasing complexities of today's business world, as they could not find enough qualified people locally, a professional body warned yesterday.

28 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Scrutiny on corporate governance

The issue of corporate governance among mainland companies is still a touchy subject and regulators have yet to tackle the issue head-on. In the past few years, several mainland firms listed in New York have been investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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