MAINLAND accountants have finished the Modern Financial Management training programme organised by the Hong Kong Society of Accountants (HKSA) full of praise for the course. The four-week intensive course for 40 working accountants, mostly from the Ministry of Finance, ended yesterday at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with the presentation of a certificate of attendance to each participant. Wang Yong, 24, the youngest among the 40 mainland accountants, said the course had given him fresh knowledge of accounting and finance affairs. ''The systematic learning of Western finance management has consolidated my knowledge in accounting,'' he said. ''I have a better understanding of Hong Kong's success in the finance and accounting sectors, through the learning process and visits to various places such as the stock exchange.'' Mr Wang, an accounting graduate from the Jiangsu Finance University, works with the foreign exchange external finance department at the Ministry of Finance. Stella Tang Sihua, 29, with the accounting administration department at the Guangdong Provincial Financial Bureau, declared her intention of publishing what she had learnt from the course for the benefit of her colleagues. She said the training programme had provided an opportunity for her to understand the international accounting system, and the operations of stock and futures trading. Jiao Ruijie, vice-director of the foreign affairs department at the ministry, said his employer had paid a lot of attention to the training programme, which offered an opportunity to learn more about Hong Kong's finance systems and market economy. He said a revamp of the mainland finance and accounting systems was crucial for the reform policy in China. This was the third training course organised by HKSA for mainland accountants. The certificates of attendance were presented by HKSA members including Aloysius Tse and Dennis Wong.