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Sarbanes-Oxley Act

The Prosecutions division is not rotten, says DPP

Damper on Citi's ambitions.

Readers may recall we recently wrote about the Prosecutions Department in a piece headed "Something's Rotten in the Prosecution's Department", in which we fretted over the numbers leaving the department and the implications for succession.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:23am

Company with a social conscience

Cimate change, mainly caused by greenhouse gases, is the greatest threat facing the world today, and blame for global warming lies squarely on environmentally irresponsible corporations and governments. The effects of global warming are so well known that even school children are familiar with them.

29 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Loose talk, 'stuff 'em in jail' culture bad mix for David Li

'Dear Sir,

I refer to David Li's recent settlement with the US SEC regarding Dow Jones insider trading and your opinions expressed in the press ...'

Best wishes,

A Strong Advocate for Good Corporate Governance

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Group controller wanted for key role in Beijing

Power up for this job at one of the world's largest global energy companies. AES, which operates in 26 countries and acquires, constructs and runs power production plants in coal, gas, nuclear and alternative energies, needs a group controller based in Beijing to cover Greater China and to support the recent restructure of its regional finance function.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Pressure on new watchdog

The new watchdog, charged with keeping Hong Kong accountants honest and the audited financial statements of local companies credible, has been told it needs to bare its teeth if it's to be a credible force in investigating irregularities.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Regulations good for business in Asia

Red tape is usually considered a poisoned chalice when it comes to efficient business in a free enterprise system, but a recent survey reveals that most respondents in Asia believe regulations enhance shareholder value rather than impede economic growth.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Demand shifts on mainland

China is localising, but foreign talent should not be put off

Despite a human resources survey which indicates that companies on the mainland will localise, the evidence is pointing to an increasing demand for Hong Kong talent, expatriates and returnees.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Bourse must keep up with global practices

Hong Kong's biggest weapon in its fight to become the financial centre of Asia is its stock market. If the dream to one day stand beside the exchanges of London and New York is to be realised, the same rules of good governance have to be applied here. While this need has long been recognised, the heads of our top listed companies have been slow to catch on.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Posts for senior risk management accountants

Since the financial mismanagement in the Enron case was revealed, new compliance requirements and other changes have been made to international accounting standards. These changes have resulted in the expansion of business risk services for accounting firms.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Smart young firms find a home on AIM

When executives at Sinosoft, a Nanjing-based tax software maker, were looking around for a stock market on which to list their company, they considered all options.

The Nasdaq was out of the question because it was too expensive, while they felt Singapore was too focused on manufacturing companies.

10 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Events diary

Today, HK: Canadian Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Beyond bed and breakfast: The future of the hospitality industry'.

American Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Sarbanes-Oxley: Is it relevant for Asian public companies?'.

23 May 2006 - 12:00am

ILM offerings are hard to define, but effort could pay off

THERE CONTINUES TO be a buzz around information lifecycle management, with vendors pushing out a gamut of ILM-tagged solutions they claim can help businesses manage documents and data in more cost-effective ways.

However, analysts claim ILM continues to promise much, deliver little and threatens to overwhelm those brave enough to try it with its complexity.

28 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Baker Tilly is looking for specialist auditors

Dedicated auditors who can unravel the intricacies of the United States' Sarbanes-Oxley Act and apply them to businesses around the region are what one recruiter is seeking.

20 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Opportunity for audit specialists

A golden opportunity has arisen for internal audit professionals with at least eight years work experience and finely honed people skills who relish the challenge of project work.

Resources Connection is seeking finance, accounting and internal audit specialists to boost the existing pool of consultants at its Hong Kong office.

3 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Technology tackles mistrust

Today's chief executives and chief financial officers are exposed. Five years ago the general public believed, for the most part, that businesses were responsible corporate citizens - now chief executives have to prove that they do not have their hands in the till.

28 Aug 2002 - 12:00am