Grant Thornton International

Mainland Chinese women top the world in holding senior business roles, survey shows

Mainland Chinese women top the world in holding senior business roles, survey shows

The survey, conducted from November to January, found half (51 per cent) of senior management roles in mainland companies were held by women, more than double the 25 per cent from a similar survey last year.

Friday, 8 March, 2013, 2:11pm

Lawyers for Hong Kong fugitive in Spanish jail says he could soon be freed

Gabriel Azedo

A former top Hong Kong accountant who has spent the past two years battling extradition to the city from Spain could be freed from prison "within two or three months'', according to one of his lawyers.

11 Nov 2012 - 5:10am

Taking mainland plans into account

Six positions at Hong Kong-based accounting firm Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua are currently vacant in assurance, tax and advisory services, and the company is looking to hire at least 50 more staff over the coming year, in line with its global growth plan.

17 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Trove of skills to be mined

For many, the attraction of joining an accounting firm lies in the variety of industries they can explore. However, few can visualise the full range of possibilities and challenges when applying for a job.

For example, Ken Yam had barely started working with Grant Thornton Jingdu Tianhua when he got involved in auditing a coal-mining company in China's Shandong province.

22 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

JBPB in data deal with ex-partner

JBPB & Co, the accountancy firm formerly known as Grant Thornton, agreed in the Court of First Instance yesterday not to touch any data stored in a computer it provided Sim Kon-fah, a former partner who faces a HK$640 million civil claim with five others over a partnership deal gone bad.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Six former partners of Grant Thornton sued for HK$640m

JBPB & Co, the accountancy firm formerly known as Grant Thornton, is suing six former partners for HK$640 million.

A High Court writ filed on Wednesday claims the six partners conspired to 'injure the interests' of the firm and did not act honestly to advance its business interests.

24 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

career tracker

Gamal Aziz, president and CEO of MGM Hospitality, MGM Resorts International

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Couple fail to recover looted millions

A prominent Hong Kong Portuguese couple have failed in their attempt to recover US$2 million from accountants Grant Thornton. The money was allegedly taken by a runaway partner in the firm, Gabriel Ricardo Dias-Azedo.

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Challenging position for top-notch professional

Manager wanted to provide technical advice on accounting and auditing practices for global firm

An opportunity has arisen for a high-flying accounting professional who has a keen understanding of international practice standards.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

HK ranks poorly in fraud prevention

Hong Kong private businesses will need to ramp up their commitment to fraud prevention in order to catch up with the rest of the world, according to a survey released yesterday.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


Kathy Peebles

HR services manager

Links Recruitment

Coming from one of New Zealand's leading HR consultancies, Ms Peebles has a post graduate honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and over 17 years experience as a marketing/research consultant and 10 years in career development across a broad range of industries.

12 May 2008 - 12:00am

HK firms take ethical stance for commercial reasons, survey finds

Cost management is the main reason for companies in Hong Kong to adopt corporate social responsibility policies, a global survey has found.

18 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Intense competition to recruit accountants

One key figure does not add up on the books of Hong Kong accountants - the number of staff.

26 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Study on buisness leaders' working hours places HK 10th

30 May 2007 - 12:00am

Second-tier firms also on hunt for talent

WHILE MOST GRADUATES flock to the Big Four, Hong Kong's 'second-tier' accounting firms are also in the market for new talent.

Grant Thornton, with close to 200 professionals in Hong Kong and 80 in Beijing and Shanghai, usually hires about 15 graduates a year. Last year, though, it took on 20, offering salaries of about $10,000 a month.

19 Feb 2005 - 12:00am