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Learning & teaching

Iris Kwok, a senior lecturer from HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) talks to us about the reasons why she values the AAT qualification as the cornerstone for further success.


Accounting and Business Management Case Competition 2010-2011

The HKIAAT received excellent responses for the Competition this year with more than 1,500 students from 81 secondary schools and 20 tertiary institutions taking part. The final part of the competition, the oral presentation, was held on 16 April 2011. Congratulations to the following winning teams:




Team Members


Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwun Tong)

Wong Fuk Ying, Giann (Leader)
Lam Chun Yee, Irene
Lau Ngai Fai, Fai
Wong Kin, Ben

1st Runner-up

School of Continuing & Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Cheung Mei Kwan, Veronica (Leader)
Chan Yin Ling, Eling
Ho Yuen Kwan, Michelle
Leung Yuk Ting, Cynthia

2nd Runner-up

HKU Space Po Leung Kuk Community College

Tsui Ka Man, Gloria (Leader)
Chung Hau Ming, Catherine
Lam Wai Yung, Rachel
Lo Chui Shan, Connie

Merit team

HKU Space Po Leung Kuk Community College

Mak Chun Kit, Donald (Leader)
Ip Kei Tung, Anna
Kwok Wing Shan, Sella

Merit team

Caritas Bianchi College of Careers

Chan Ho Kei, Crystal (Leader)
Cheng On Ki, Angel
Mak Cheong Fuk, Alan

Merit team

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwai Chung)

Leung Suet Hung (Leader)
Chui Lai Him
Ko Sui Chi
Tam Ka Long

Best Presenter

HKU Space Po Leung Kuk Community College

Kwok Wing Shan, Sella

Best written report

HKU Space Po Leung Kuk Community College

Tsui Ka Man, Gloria (Leader)
Chung Hau Ming, Catherine
Lam Wai Yung, Rachel
Lo Chui Shan, Connie


Student registration (Closing date: 15 July 2011)

Students who wish to sit the Professional Bridging Examination and AAT Examination in December 2011 should note that the closing date for registration is 15 July 2011. Click here for detailed information.

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, a collaborative degree programme jointly organized by the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs and the Open University of Hong Kong. The deadline for the 1st round application will be on 13 May 2011. Click here for more programme details.


The Annual Award and Graduation Ceremony cum
New Members’ Reception 2010-2011

On 25 March 2011, 25 students from our accredited programmes who demonstrated outstanding academic performance received HKIAAT scholarship awards at the ceremony. We also presented merit awards to top students and conferred certificates on our graduates and new members in 2010. The ceremony was graced by the guest-of-honour Ms. Susanna Cheung, Chief Treasury Accountant (Planning and Development), The Treasury, HKSAR. More than 200 guests attended the event. Click to view the ceremony highlights and the list of awardees.

HKIAAT top students

Congratulations to the top students of PBE and AAT Examination in the December 2010 session. Their prizes were presented at the Annual Award and Graduation Ceremony cum New Members' Reception on 25 March 2011. Click on their names to find out the sharings of their success.

PBE top students

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AAT Examination top students

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Paper 8
Employer in the spotlight and versatile AAT
Quentin Wong, sole proprietor of Quentin Wong & Co CPA, talks about the success ingredients for accounting personnel and how AAT qualification holders outshines their counterparts. AAT graduate Miuky Tam tells us of her commitment to the accountancy profession and shares her formula for success.
Writing an enquiry letter
We often write enquiry messages to ask for information, advice or help in the workplace. Dr. Mable Chan, a renowned lecturer teaching English at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, shares useful tips for writing an effective and persuasive enquiry message to help you get the information you want. +

The HKIAAT offers a free employment placement service for employers, members and students. You can look for accounting job openings that require the AAT qualification on our website. Click here for the latest jobs posted.
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 We are always pleased to answer your questions.
Question in this issue:
Yanis: I am studying a two-year higher diploma course which is accredited by the HKIAAT. Do I need to complete the new HKIAAT professional assessment if I want to become the member of HKIAAT? Can I take the professional assessment concurrently with the AAT Examination?
Our answer:
All students whose courses commenced after 1 September 2009 are required to take the professional assessment if they have completed all eight AAT papers. The professional assessment, which is offered on a quarterly basis, will be assessed by a multiple choice examination (75%) and general participation in a workshop (25%). Study materials will be written in English and the workshops are conducted in English (with bilingual facilitators). Upon completion of the professional assessment and on possessing one year's of relevant experience, you can register as an associate member of the HKIAAT and be eligible to use the AAT designation.
Useful links
HKICPA Accredited Programme Providers
HKIAAT T/Dialogue
Technical Articles TechWatch
AAT Express  

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