Managing the finances of one of the world’s busiest airports is no easy task. William Lo, the Airport Authority’s Executive Director of Finance, tells Kate Whitehead about the major projects he is involved in and how his skills as a CPA help secure the city’s superior connectivity. William Lo, Executive Director of Finance at Airport… Read More Landing the job
Linda Biek, Director of Compliance, Hong Kong Institute Of CPAs The Institute’s Compliance Department investigates complaints against its members. Over the past two years, complaints have been trending in the following areas: Audits of owners’ corporations of buildings – Property owners, concerned about their real estate investments, become frustrated when they lose confidence that the… Read More Second opinions: What are the emerging risks facing professionals in the future?
Here are the 14 ways Chartered Accountants and the wider profession are likely to evolve into the future. In 1996, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was famously beaten by IBM’s supercomputer, ‘Deep Blue’. This event was heralded as the real dawn of the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and the beginning of the eclipse of human intelligence.… Read More The trends of tomorrow
Since the turn of this century, the accountancy profession has undergone exponential development and evolution. Not so long ago the stereotypical view (rightly or wrongly) of an accountant was of a dull, old, grey-haired man (not a typo!) crunching the numbers in a back office. Expectations were low; these accountants were not ‘people people’. They… Read More The four drivers of change
With Micro-, World Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day on 27 June, Institute members tell Liana Cafolla what it’s like to play a big role in a small- and medium-sized firm. “Becoming an entrepreneur and setting up my own practice required a big mindset change,” says Wilson Ng, Co-founder of FastLane CPA and a member of… Read More Meet the SMPs
Wong Wai Ming has helped to oversee Lenovo’s transformation from a local Chinese company to the largest computer supplier in the world. The Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer tells Nicky Burridge how he is leading the company through changes brought by the new economy, and how his accounting background still plays a pivotal… Read More Keys to the world