Two members of the British-based Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) have won seats on the ruling council of the Hong Kong accounting body, according to sources. Leo Lee Chi-ming and Amy Yung Wing-sheung were among 25 candidates contesting eight seats on the council of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) in a two-week election that ended on Wednesday. Their election is seen as a triumph for the British accounting body, which wanted more of its members on the HKICPA council after the two groups' dispute over their mutual recognition pact early this year. However, their influence is likely to be minimal as retiring council members Paul Chan Mo-po, Paul Winkelmann, Stella Cho Lung Pui-lan, Doug Oxley and Carlson Tong regained their seats. The eighth seat went to Philip Tsai Wing-chung, from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, the source said. The election results will be made official tonight. The six candidates from the Dynamic1215, which called for radical reform in the HKICPA, failed to win any seats. But Wilfred Wu Shek-chun, a member of Dynamic1215, said the results did not mean total failure for the group. 'During the election, we saw president Roger Best calling on accounting firms to stop trying to influence the way their staff voted. This proves that our call for reforming the HKICPA has made some progress,' he said. The newly elected members will join the 15 incumbents tonight to vote for a new president. The two vice-presidents, Edward Chow Kwong-fai and Mr Chan, will compete for the top job.