Accounting challenge x 50Q
Young reporters - meeting the professionals

Employer in the spotlight and versatile AAT
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3) Learning and teaching 7) Employment placement service
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Here comes the Round 3 of “Accounting challenge x 50Q”. This is a five-round online quiz to test students’ accounting knowledge and to enhance students’ understanding of the accountancy profession. Join in to be one of the winners of a HK$100 or HK$300 cash coupon. Click here for the Round 2 winners and answers.
This programme "Young reporters - meeting the professionals" is a continuation of the HKIAAT Accounting and Business Management Case Competition, with the competition winners becoming our young reporters. This programme aims to further strengthen the winners’ generic skills and widen their horizon. The four young reporters from PolyU Hong Kong Community College interviewed William Chan, partner at Li, Tang, Chen & Co. Click here to read the interview article and to see how the young reporters found their interview experience.
Advice from a faculty member
Ada Ho, AAT Advisor and subject leader of Caritas Institute for Further and Adult Education – Kowloon, tells us why the AAT qualification should be considered by those who want to join the accounting profession.+
Thoughts from an accounting student

While some have lost confidence in the financial markets, accounting student Mak Man Lung continues to spot opportunities available within the accounting profession. Here, he talks about his passion for accounting and explains what the AAT qualification means to him.+

Accounting and Business Management Case Competition
Business seminar for participants
To help students prepare for the competition and enhance their technical skills, we are organizing a free business seminar which will be held on 30 January 2010. Click here for more details and enrolment information.
Student registration (Closing date: 31 January 2010)

Students who wish to sit the PBE or AAT Examination in June 2010 should note that the closing date for registration is 31 January 2010. Click here for detailed information.

Recalling HKIAAT’s study text for AAT Examination Paper 6
Kaplan Financial (HK) Limited, the publisher of the HKIAAT’s official study texts for the AAT Examination, would like to recall all the study texts for AAT Examination Paper 6 “Fundamentals of Business Law” (Paper 6 Study Text) with immediate effect. A coupon will be provided for each returned copy, and each coupon entitles students to a new edition of Paper 6 Study Text by 1 March 2010. For details of recalling procedures, please click here.
Transitional arrangements for the new qualification framework
HKIAAT has put in place a comprehensive set of transitional arrangements to cater for the needs of different students for a smooth transition under the new qualification framework.+
Ms. Jacqueline Leung, director of a raw chemicals supplier, talks about her expectations of accounting staff and how AATs fulfil her expectations with their professionalism. Ms. Kawai Kwan tells us what motivated her to overcome the hurdles in attaining the AAT qualification.
Writing letters plays an important role in business communication. In this issue, Dr. Mable Chan from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University talks about important style points you need to remember when writing a business letter.+
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:
Jerry Chan: I am going to complete my higher diploma programme in Accounting. I am considering to take a top-up degree. I have heard of a degree programme jointly offered by the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs and The Open University of Hong Kong, and I would like to know more about this.
Our answer:
AAT graduates who have completed all eight papers of AAT Examination are eligible for direct entry into the Bachelor of Professional Accounting with Honours, a collaborative degree programme from the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs (HKICPA) and The Open University of Hong Kong. This programme aligns closely with the Professional Bridging Examination syllabus and students can be admitted to the HKICPA’s Qualification Programme upon graduation. Click here for more details.

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