World Congress of Accountants

Gathering cements SAR's standing as a global financial centre

Hosting the World Congress of Accountants this week crowns Hong Kong's position on the world map as an international financial centre, according to Alvin Wong Tak-wai, president of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA).

Sunday, 17 November, 2002, 12:00am

World summit timely, considering scandals

Recent high-profile accounting scandals in the United States have given an unexpected urgency to a key gathering of the world's accountants in Hong Kong this month.

The World Congress of Accountants will offer delegates their first opportunity to meet with people closely involved in the collapse of Arthur Andersen resulting from its role with disgraced energy firm Enron.

10 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Little safety seen in numbers

IN THE WAKE OF corporate scandals and with business software ever more user-friendly, are accountants at risk of becoming an endangered species?

More than 4,000 accounting professionals will confront this question next month when Hong Kong hosts the World Congress of Accountants, with Premier Zhu Rongji officiating at the opening.

27 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Zhu to attend HK accountancy seminar next month

Premier Zhu Rongji is to visit Hong Kong next month to attend a world congress of accountants hosted by the Hong Kong Society of Accountants.

9 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Bean counters to play who's for the high jump?

The Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City have stolen the thunder from another world-class event taking place in the SAR later this year - the World Congress of Accountants Hong Kong 2002.

19 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

SAR Government accused of opaque account-keeping

A senior accountant has attacked the Government over the lack of transparency in its accounts.

Peter Wong Hong-yuen, a former president of the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA), has complained the Government's financial reports are still prepared on a cash basis.

31 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Life insurers and accountants win honour of international conferences

A total of 10,000 Asian-Pacific life insurance agents, and accountants from around the world, are to take part in two big conferences to be held in Hong Kong after its handover to China.

The fourth Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress is scheduled for August 21 to 24 at the Hong Kong Coliseum.

17 May 1997 - 12:00am

Accountants' society queries Guangzhou Shipyard's 1993 report

THE Hong Kong Society of Accountants has expressed concern over the accounting arrangements of Guangzhou Shipyard International, which has adopted the yuan's official exchange rate for its report for calendar 1993.

25 Aug 1994 - 12:00am