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Hong Kong Engagement Standards

Search is on for auditor to inspire colleagues

An auditor with spark and experience will do well in this leadership role.

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation is calling for applicants to apply for a head of internal audit position.

Saturday, 15 September, 2007, 12:00am


Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Frederick Ma Si-hang said the government needed to study a Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) proposal for a government-funded body to investigate alleged accounting fraud. The government agreed to more independent members in the HKSA's investigation and disciplinary committee.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Accounting change to ease burden on SMEs

The Hong Kong Society of Accountants is to introduce accounting standards tailor-made for small and medium-sized companies in a bid to help them save time and money.

David Sun Tak-kei, newly elected president of the HKSA, said the society this year would study details of the new standards - to be called Small GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles).

20 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

Better rules, please, not more watchdogs

The Hong Kong Society of Accountants has, sensibly, decided to become part of the solution rather than remaining a problem. Accepting that self-regulation has manifestly failed to improve accounting practices, it has proposed a government-backed oversight body to police the profession.

24 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Chaoda says auditors had 'no objection' to release

Chaoda Modern Agriculture (Holdings) says its auditors gave it a verbal go-ahead to release its financial results as 'audited' figures on Monday and only called for more information after the firm had made its announcement.

25 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Auditing fees in spotlight

The Government is considering amending the law to force Hong Kong companies to disclose how much they pay their auditors.

The move is among central proposals under consideration as part of a comprehensive overhaul of the financial reporting disclosure requirements in the Companies Ordinance.

8 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

HKSA under fire over 'clerical error' fine

Hong Kong's accountancy regulator has come under attack in the Court of Appeal after fining a member HK$250,000 for a 'mere clerical error' in a case tainted by allegations of bias.

Peter Chan Po-fun is challenging the decision by the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) to impose the fine for such an error in a company audit.

14 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Tougher entry comes under fire

Proposed new joining requirements for the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) have been branded 'unrealistic' and 'too harsh'.

Existing members expressed concern about the proposed changes during an HKSA forum yesterday.

16 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Accounting society beats off legal challenge to investigative powers

The Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) has triumphed again in the latest challenge to its powers with a court ruling that bolsters its right to probe potential misconduct.

A judge has refused to strip the regulator of its power to crack down on suspected malpractice based on anonymous tip-offs and materials, a crucial element of the body's watchdog role.

30 Jun 2000 - 12:00am

HKSA flags Web security standards

The Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) plans in June to introduce Web-assessment standards similar to those in North America to enhance the protection of on-line shoppers.

The standards are necessary in light of the rapid development of Internet related business, HKSA president Kam Pok-man said.

14 Mar 2000 - 12:00am