Chartered Accountant

Auditors will be liable under law change

Lawmakers yesterday passed the controversial Companies Bill under which auditors will be held criminally liable if they fail to declare problems with the financial statements of a client company - but junior accountants will not face criminal liability.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Master's programme for non-accounting graduates

The Hong Kong Institute of Technology has teamed up with Southern Cross University from Australia to offer a master of professional accounting programme for non-accounting graduates.

25 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Lawmaker seeks to shorten work hours in accountancy sector

The accountancy sector has been urged to regulate maximum working hours after a recent survey found 40 per cent of accountants worked at least 56 hours a week.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

When number crunchers serve burgers

A cross-training programme gives accountants a practical understanding of how McDonald's works

IF YOU ARE A QUALIFIED accountant working for McDonald's in Hong Kong, there is one sure sign that your career is on the right track: an invitation to spend some time behind the service counter at one of the company's 200 restaurants.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am


Today, HK: Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs presents: 'The Strategic Importance of Manufacturing, Technology and Innovation: A Case of Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta'. For details, visit

20 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

HKSA signs educational deal

The Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) has signed a consultancy agreement with an international consortium to develop its professional programme's learning material. The consultant consortium comprises the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.

20 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

A nice bit of bean counting logic

Any economy has its highly productive industries that support the mediocre and downright parasitic. Hong Kong has a fiercely internationally traded goods sector allowing its flabby and unfit to survive in comfort.

Professional workers have prospered with Hong Kong but have made fewer sacrifices in the name of modernisation than other sectors.

1 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Accountants question Allied auditors' findings

THE Hong Kong Society of Accountants has written to the Secretary for Financial Services seeking further information to determine whether there was any wrongdoing by the auditors of the Allied Group.

The society is asking for a concrete explanation and documents supporting audit inspector Nicholas Allen's conclusion.

25 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Society hits on right formula

THE Hongkong Society of Accountants (HKSA) was formed on January 1, 1973, but was conceived many years earlier.

While the idea existed from the early 1960s, an accountant's working party was not formed until 1966. A year later, the Government formed its own working party.

11 Jan 1993 - 12:00am

Adding to two decades of success

THE Hongkong Society of Accountants (HKSA) has grown tremendously over the past 20 years both in size and strength.

Membership has increased from 500 in 1973 to 6,500 in 1992 and the number of registered students from fewer than 100 to 17,000.

The number of secretariat staff has increased from six to more than 50.

11 Jan 1993 - 12:00am