Professional Certification

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

Accountants braced for crucial vote

Lawmakers on Wednesday will decide whether to vote for a crucial measure that would hold accountants criminally liable if they failed to declare problems with the financial statements of a client company.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Accountants show youngsters value of good financial habits

As a veteran accountant with a keen sense of social responsibility, Kenneth Lau Chak-keung is committed to educating youngsters about how to manage money well.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Learn from the masters

It is increasingly generally accepted within the wine and spirits business in Asia that market education is the key to sales success. Consumers are becoming more sophisticated in their tastes. Many more are now moving from making choices on a basis of simple brand recognition towards discerning personal preferences that reflect real understanding of a wide range of products.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Learning to follow rules

Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Accounting Compliance HKUSPACE

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Recruitment drive goes on

The skills gap in the mainland's accounting profession is slowly narrowing, as efforts to build the domestic talent pool have begun to yield dividends.

19 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Steps to ongoing professional success

Planning for the future, but unsure about which career path to take? Not surprising, given the many crossroads and steps along the way.

Nelson Hon, CPA (Aust.), a young CPA Australia member, says he was motivated to join the accounting profession due to the array of career options it offers.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New vistas for young accountants

The CPA Australia Career Expo meets the needs of potential employees and employers from different angles, says Shirley Tsang, FCPA (Aust.), executive director at Tricor Services.

Tsang says that one benefit is the chance for participants to see how their careers might initially develop with Tricor.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Engineers need stamina, skill with numbers

The road to becoming a civil engineer might be long, yet many remain willing to join the industry.

4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Looking beneath the skin

Recent years have seen a boom in wine education worldwide, and particularly in Asia. Some of the region's leading providers of services are exhibiting at the Hong Kong International Wine and Spirits Fair.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Call to look northwards and beyond as global opportunities open to city's accountants

Commenting on the future of the accounting job market in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) president Phillip Tsai says that he remains optimistic about the need for additional talent given the continuous growth among businesses on the mainland.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Institute's 25.35 Group provides multi-level platform for young accountants

Though embarking on professional life is exhilarating, it can also be daunting at times. In a field such as accounting, where expectations of professionalism are particularly high, the challenges for young professionals are similarly substantial.

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

Finding the right potential fit for a career

Once accredited, certified public accountants (CPAs) have a universe of opportunities ahead of them. Nevertheless, four organisation types continue to attract the bulk of candidates - Big Four accounting firms as well as smaller, so-called Small and Medium Practices (SMPs), commercial companies, and government departments.

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

From MNCs to SMEs, CPA credentials key to rewarding career in accounting

Obtaining a CPA qualification is key to a career in accounting.

According to recruitment firm Michael Page, a CPA is the basic requirement for people seeking accounting jobs across all sectors, including multinational corporations (MNCs) and smalland medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

15 Oct 2011 - 12:00am