Accounting challenge x 50Q
Young reporters - meeting the professionals

Employer in the spotlight and
versatile AAT

English corner
3) Learning and teaching 7) Employment placement service
4) HKIAAT news 8) Prospective AAT mailbox
Here comes the Round 4 of "Accounting challenge x 50Q". This is a five-round online quiz to test students’ accounting knowledge and to enhance students’ understanding of the accounting profession. Join in to be one of the winners of a HK$100 or HK$300 cash coupon. Click here for the Round 3 winners and answers.
This programme "Young reporters - meeting the professionals" is a continuation of the HKIAAT Accounting and Business Management Case Competition, and the young reporters are the competition winners. This programme aims to further strengthen the young reporters’ generic skills and to widen their horizon. The four young reporters from PolyU Hong Kong Community College interviewed Mr. Michael Chan, a graduate of AAT Examination and PBE. Click here to read the interview article and to see how the young reporters found their interview experience.
Kenny Law, lecturer of Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Sha Tin), tells us how the AAT qualification can pave the way to a bright future by raising one’s professional profile and building a solid foundation in accounting. Phillip Ho, a final year accounting student from IVE (Sha Tin), tells us of his journey from being a science stream student to an accounting lover, and talks of his dream of becoming a professional accountant.
HKICPA/OUHK Top-up Degree for AAT Graduates
All AAT graduates and members are eligible for direct entry to the Bachelor of Professional Accounting with Honours (BPAHB), a collaborative degree programme jointly organized by the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs and the Open University of Hong Kong. A free information session will be held on Tuesday, 11 May 2010. For reservations, please email to chloe.chan@hkiaat.org or call 2823-0622. Click here for more programme details.
The Annual Award and Graduation Ceremony cum
New Members’ Reception 2009-2010

The HKIAAT's Annual Award and Graduation Ceremony cum New Members’ Reception was held on 1 April 2010. The ceremony was graced by the guest-of-honour, Chu Yam-yuen, J.P., the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, HKSAR. Prizes were awarded to our top students and scholarship recipients to recognize their outstanding academic performance. We also conferred certificates to graduates from 2009 and to new members. Over 200 guests attended the event, which was a great success. Click here to view the ceremony highlights and the list of awardees.

Cally Lui, head of the accounting department of a social service organization in Hong Kong, tells us how AAT graduate Dennis Chan outshines his other colleagues. Dennis Chan describes how the AAT qualification successfully helped him change field mid-career and opened new opportunities.
Dr. Mable Chan from the Department of English, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, reports in this issue some research findings on the text features of commercial email messages and gives you tips for writing effective emails in the workplace.+
The HKIAAT offers a free employment placement service for employers, members and students. Employers can place recruitment advertisements on the HKIAAT homepage to help them recruit accounting personnel. Click here to find out more.

This is where we post and answer students’ questions about the accounting profession and the AAT qualification. If you have any questions you would like to ask us, you are welcome to send them to sandy.ku@hkiaat.org. We are always pleased to answer your questions.

Question in this issue:
Ryan Wong: I would like to know more about the career development opportunities after attaining the AAT qualification.
Our answer:
AATs possess the knowledge and skills in maintaining financial records, preparing financial analysis and processing management information. They work in the intermediate level of finance in all industries, sectors and organizations. In terms of government's recognition, AATs are accepted by the Civil Service Bureau for appointments to various posts such as Assistant Taxation Officer and Tax Inspector II in the Inland Revenue Department.

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