Champion of Job Hunting Competition 2012 Demonstrated Strong Leadership and Organisational Skills

2012-04-16 17:38 1464

HONG KONG, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Job Hunting Competition 2012 -- Hong Kong Final Competition was held last Saturday with great success. After rounds of intensive competition, Harry Yung Ho-shu, third year student major in Professional Accountancy at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), won the Championship of the Hong Kong Competition. Annis Au Po-yu, second year student major in Accounting and Finance at The University of Hong Kong was named the first runner up. Herman Mok Chi-kit, who is in the second year of Professional Accountancy major at CUHK, was named the second runner-up. The top three winners will represent Hong Kong to compete with the winners from other Mainland cities for the National Grand Championship at the China Grand Final to be held on 7 July in Hong Kong.

The top three winners: (from left) Herman Mok, Harry Yung and Annis Au

Bernard Wu, Chairman of ACCA Hong Kong, said that the Job Hunting Competition aimed to give university students an opportunity to equip themselves with the skills essential for their future pursuit of desired jobs in the competitive recruitment market especially for accounting and finance profession.

Having been organised for nine consecutive years, this nation-wide competition has successfully drawn the attention of nearly 200 universities throughout China every year. Over 2,200 applications from Accounting and Finance major students have been received this year.

On the day of the Final Competition, the 12 finalists divided into 3 groups were required to submit their proposals for a given simulated business case within two hours. This year finalists were asked to develop a recommendation report to tackle the problem of one of the world’s largest cosmetics producers which is suffering from loss in Hong Kong market. The panel of judges consisted of senior executives including the Big Four firms and assessed the performance of each contestant according to his/her analytical skills, team work and presentation skills.

Judges were impressed by the remarkable performance of Harry Yung who had demonstrated his self-confidence and good eye contact with the audience during his presentation. Harry also revealed his excellent leadership and organisational skills by bringing out the key issues while resolving conflicts in the group discussion session.

For more information about ACCA Job Hunting Competition 2012, please refer to the following website:

Notes to editors:

1. List of winners of the Hong Kong Final Competition:

Prize  Name  Name of University  Academic Programme  Year 
Champion  Yung, Ho-shu (Harry) Chinese University of Hong Kong BBA (Hons) in Professional Accountancy 3
1st Runner-up  Au, Po-yu (Annis) The University of Hong Kong BBA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance 2
2nd Runner-up  Mok, Chi-kit (Herman) Chinese University of Hong Kong BBA (Hons) in Professional Accountancy 2
3rd Runner-up  Lo, Lok-man (Daisy) The University of Hong Kong BBA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance 2
4th Runner-up  Li, Lok-hing (Larry) Hong Kong Polytechnic University BBA (Hons) in Financial Services 3

2. Sponsors of the Competition (Hong Kong) (in alphabetical order):

National Sponsors:
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, Fortune International Group, KPMG, Michael Page International, PwC, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, The Hung Hing Ying and Leung Hau Ling Charitable Foundation

Case Sponsor:
Tacsen Management Consultants Ltd

English Newspaper Media Partner:
South China Morning Post

Official Recruitment Partner:
Classified Post

Fully Supported by:
Metro Finance

About ACCA:

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 22,000 members and 41,000 students, with 7 offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, 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 consistent 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 work to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers to entry, ensuring that our qualifications and their delivery meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers.

We support our 147,000 members and 424,000 students in 170 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, and equipping them with the skills required by employers. We work through a network of 83 offices and centres and more than 8,500 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through our public interest remit, we promote the appropriate regulation of accounting. We also conduct relevant research to ensure that the reputation and influence of the accountancy profession continues to grow, proving its public value in society.

Source: ACCA Hong Kong