Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Let's call it pocket science

Keith Pogson, president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, retraces his career path.

What did you want to do when you were at school?

Sunday, 18 March, 2012, 12:00am

Not enough women reaching top of accountancy sector

There have been more women than men joining the accountancy sector in recent years but statistics show the 'glass ceiling' still prevents many females from reaching senior level.

It is therefore heartening to hear international accounting firm Mazars recently promoted three women - Annie Chan, Alexandra Hui and Catherine Tse - to partners.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New president vows to increase use of internet

While some senior accountants in Hong Kong prefer traditional methods of communication, newly-elected Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants president Keith Pogson is determined to use modern technology to make sure he stays in touch.

28 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Chiu's miss shows men still at the helm

The fact that men still dominate the business world was underscored by the recent election for the president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

Keith Pogson, managing partner of Asia-Pacific financial services at Ernst & Young, trumped frontrunner Susanna Chiu, director of Li & Fung Development (China).

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Stress concerns can be readily overcome...

Clarifying student misconceptions about the accounting profession remains among the key aims of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKCPA) Career Forum.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HKICPA grooms future talents

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) drew a full house at their annual Career Forum on October 16. Hosted at the Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (KITEC), the event attracted as many as 800 students and over 50 company representatives.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

CPA qualification unlocks secure future

As the sole body responsible for granting practising certificates to certified public accountants (CPAs) in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) has a vested interest in maintaining high quality talent among those in the profession.

21 Oct 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

Home-grown QP is universal key

The Qualification Programme (QP) is a comprehensive and constantly updated home-grown system designed to train Hong Kong students who want to become professional accountants. The programme is open to both accountancy and non-accountancy degree holders.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Accountants advised to specialise and to keep their skills up-to-date

As a world capital market, Hong Kong needs accountants with specialities, says Alison Wilde, director of professional development at the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). And as technical and regulatory changes gather pace, the focus on specialising is likely to continue.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

World becomes smaller under recognition deal

A new agreement involving mutual recognition of qualifications between Hong Kong and United States accounting bodies could mean more mobility for accountants. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in Hong Kong and the US will be able to obtain licensing without having to go through the entire examination process.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

career tracker

Denise Wong, principal - assurance, BDO

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Profession faces new challenges

The 2011 annual conference of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) may have just concluded but, as a sign of its success, organisers are already considering topics for next year's agenda.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Members must adapt to changing landscape

The high-level panel discussions at the annual conference of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) provided an ideal opportunity to explore themes and developments that have an impact on the broader business community.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Focus remains on quality, not quantity

Surging demand for accountants on the mainland, coupled with changes brought about by a rapid internationalisation of the capital market in Hong Kong, pose challenges for the city's accounting profession.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am