Making it to the top just start of long road for women

Susanna Chiu has been elected president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Photo: SCMP

Good news on the affirmative action front last week, with a woman claiming one of the top positions in the financial world.

But that could be the start of a hard road as women now need to show how well they can contribute to the boards of listed companies.

Tuesday, 18 December, 2012, 3:59am 2 comments

Climbing the ladder

Informal opportunities to meet with potential employers are just one of the highlights of the CPA Australia Career Expo, which also provides a chance for participants to get noticed, develop connections and learn about industry developments.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

CPA Program has right tools

As the interconnected global markets and knowledge economy become more complex, accountants must have the professional skills and perspectives to navigate business environments.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

adidas accountant vaults ahead

As a young CPA Australia associate member, Sammy Wong - a senior accountant in retail finance with adidas Hong Kong - says the CPA Program does an excellent job of preparing accountants to handle the profession's diverse requirements.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

A most eligible bachelor to have

Gaining a bachelor of commerce (BCom) degree through Curtin University allows graduates to join CPA Australia's CPA Program, with exemption from its foundation level.

The degree programme is offered by Curtin University in collaboration with Hong Kong University's School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE).

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

High achievers appreciate the value of group networking

From both the technical to the people aspects of his work as an accountant, Ivan Au, partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) credits CPA Australia with helping him to build a solid foundation and bright future prospects.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Countless opportunities

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) will hold its Career Forum on October 16 from 9am to 6.15pm at Kowloon Bay International Trade and Exhibition Centre. The event will give attendees the chance to hear updates on accounting-related opportunities and the path to becoming a successful CPA.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Demand for foreign brands gathers pace

The global influence of developing countries is increasing. As their economies grow, their currencies appreciate and their populations develop a thirst for luxury goods and services.

On the mainland, for instance, Ferrari recently sold its 999th car, a remarkable feat given that its official network only opened there six years ago.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Cheap accounting jobs don't add up

The mainland has a seemingly endless capacity for faked products - from luxury handbags to baby formula.

Unfortunately, Hong Kong seems to be catching up in the fake stakes with the recent appearance of bogus accounting firms that have cheated several small local companies.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Balanced Approach

The business world has become more complex since the days when accountants sat, quill in hand, poring over ledgers by candlelight, says Low Weng Keong, president and chairman of the board of CPA Australia. Today's accountants are involved in almost every facet of business and they are increasingly called upon by their organisation to provide strategic vision and leadership.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Graduate's view

The management programme 'gave me a wealth of insight and new skills that I wouldn't have received simply from independent study'

Lillian Lee, senior marketing and communications manager for CPA Australia, Hong Kong China division, is a graduate with a master of management from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Vox Pop

Young people are now more proactive about their careers, possess more concrete goals and have specific ideas of what they want. With job prospects increasing in all fields, and more businesses diversifying and globalising, there is now a world of opportunities for young and aspiring individuals.

22 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Keeping industry abreast of change

The need to keep abreast of changes is voluntary for some professions; for others, staying ahead of the curve is mandatory.

Continuing professional development is one of the services provided by the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants (more commonly known as CPA Australia), to its members and to the public.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Two feet on the ground

THE interesting thing about the Cathay Pacific pilot pay punch-up is not that there should be a falling out on this topic - a bone of contention in many companies - but that we are apparently invited by both sides to participate.

25 May 1994 - 12:00am