Accounting Professionals Discuss on the Economic Transformation under the New Leadership at the ACCA HK Annual Conference 2013

2013-06-24 12:08 795

HONG KONG, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Themed "The economic transformation under the new leadership", the ACCA Hong Kong Annual Conference 2013 held at Conrad Hong Kong on 22 June drew together 16 experts and leaders from the government, major corporations and academics to explore the prospect of Hong Kong under the change of political leadership in several major economies.

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Hong Kong is honoured to have Professor K.C. Chan, GBS, JP, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Government of HKSAR as the guest of honour of the event. The extraordinary line-up of experts shared their insider views on how changes in the fiscal and monetary policies in leading economies would affect mainland China and Hong Kong. They also exchanged viewpoints on how Hong Kong could effectively interact with mainland China's future economic policies; what new policies Hong Kong should adopt to help further boost the local economic developments; and the possible impact of the policies on the various pillar industries of Hong Kong.

During his welcome address, William Mak, Chairman of ACCA Hong Kong shared the highlights of the first quarter 2013 Global Economic Conditions Survey jointly conducted by ACCA and the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), which indicated a positive sentiment of the business sector in China following a lacklustre 2012.

"Changes prevail in the business sector. As an accounting and finance professional who plays an important role in the economic development, we must keep ourselves up-to-date with sharpened understanding and diversified perspective of current issues important to the profession. ACCA continues our mission in supporting our members to grasp every arising opportunity and tackle every challengeby providing effective insights exchange platforms, equipping them to perform at their best and add value to their respective organisations," said William.

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ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We aim to offer business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. As the first global accountancy body entering into China, ACCA now has over 23,000 members and 48,000 students, with 8 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shenyang, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. We believe that accounting professionals bring value to economies in all stages of development. We aim to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. Our values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and we ensure that, through our qualifications, we prepare accountants for business. We seek to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating our qualifications and their delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

We support our 162,000 members and 426,000 students in 173 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills needed by employers. We work through a network of 89 offices and centres and 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development.

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