Accountancy as a Profession - College of Business

Report
Welcome
Bachelor of Business
Administration (Honours) in
Accountancy
City University of Hong Kong
Agenda
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Accountancy as a Profession
Career Aspiration
Desired Attributes
Excellent supports for students’
activities
5. Accountancy Major - Selection criteria
Accountancy as a Profession
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Accountancy is regarded as one of the prime
professionals in the Business and Financial
Organizations
On average accountants obtain the highest
return and also excellent social status
Accountancy professional achieves high job
security and do not care about economic
fluctuations nor age issue in business sectors
Career Aspiration
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Professional Accounting Firms
Commercial Organizations
Government Departments (Civil Servant)
Education and Training
• Normally promoted to senior position
in about 12 years
PARTNER
manager
2.5m –
8.0m+
40k -
80K
Senior
22k –
35K
Juniors
12k
Enterprise Risk Service
Tax
System Project Assurance
Audit & Assurance
Consultancy
IT & Financial Services
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Commercial Organizations
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Junior / trainee accountants ($8,000 -)
Management trainees ($12,000 - )
Financial planners ($10,000 - )
Investment bankers ($35,000 - )
Bank management trainees ($16,000 - )
Can be promoted to CFO, Director of Finance
Or Board Director ($2.0M - )
Desired Attributes
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Good personality and highly ethical
High EQ and AQ
Passionate and committed
Energetic and hard working
Excellent team member with good team spirits
Inquisitive mind and sensitive
Flexible and adaptive
Strong business & broad based knowledge & sense
Acute generic skills
Excellent Teaching and Research Faculty
•Publication from our research faculty can be
found in top journals of accounting including
– The Accounting Review
– Journal of Accounting Research
– Journal of Accounting and
Economics
– Contemporary Accounting
Research
– Review of Accounting Studies etc
• Our teaching faculty is well
known not only for the
excellence of its teaching, but
also its strong commercial
and professional background
Interaction between faculty and students is extensive through our
diverse student activities
Our Major - Course Structure
• The course structure is meticulously designed and
organized to incorporate the state-of-the-art curriculum
to cope with the ever-changing modern business
environment and challenges to accountants
• The major allows students to structure the study plan
flexibly to participate in a variety of learning activities
such as internship and exchange without prolonging
the completion of the major
EXCELLENT SUPPORTS FOR
STUDENTS’ ACTIVITIES
Excellent supports are provided to our students:
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Accounting Scholars Programme
Skill training workshops
Double major study with National Taiwan University
Big 4 clubs – organized by Big 4 and offer to our AC
major students
5. Credit-bearing Local and Overseas Internships
6. Credit-bearing and non-credit bearing Study tours
7. Workshops for graduate recruitment
ACCOUNTING SCHOLARS PROGRAMME
(“ASP”)
Senior professionals acting as professional mentors
Systematic training on skills and business practices
Supported student activities and functions
Overseas study tour
Organized spring and summer internship, local and
overseas
Firm based special project internship
Supported open competition
ASP
Open Competition
Open Competition
Open Competition
Open Competition
Open Competition
Overseas Exchange
• In coordination with the College of Business, the Department
organizes regular semester and year-long exchange programmes
• Over 150 prestigious institutions around the world
• Each year about 40% of year 2 students - took part in these
experience-enriching programmes (including summer study tours
and overseas work provided by the College)
Big Four Student Clubs
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EY Academy Scheme
Deloitte Club
KPMG Elite Student Group
PricewaterhouseCoopers Elite Group / LEAP Club
– Excellent Training and Possible Direct Offer
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Local and Overseas Internships
• Each year around 50% of our year 2 Accountancy students
undertook internship placements with prestigious employers
• Opportunities in Hong Kong and Singapore including Big Four
and other prominent international accounting firms
Local and Overseas Internships
• Pre-internship training will be provided to help students to
maximize the benefits from the internships from Audit, Tax
and related professional services experience
Study Tours (2012/13)
Credit-bearing tours
•Taiwan Management Accounting Study Tour
•Seoul Management Accounting Study Tour
•Guangzhou Chinese Accounting Study Tour
Study Tours (2012/3)
Non-credit bearing study tour
Singapore Pre-internship Study Tour
Shanghai Exchange Study Tour
Career Development Support
• Workshops on career information, interview tips and
application procedures
• CV consultation
• Mock aptitude tests
Career Development Support in 2013/14
Part
Initiatives
Eligibility to join
A
Introductory Seminar on Big-4 Recruitments – I
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Overview of Big-4 overall recruitment process
AC graduating students
B
Introductory Seminar on Big-4 Recruitments – II
AC graduating students
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Tips on how to tailor-make good CV and application forms based
on Big-4 requirements
2.
General interview skills
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Mock Aptitude Test
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Timed written test
Completion of Part A & B
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Resume/CV Review and Individual Consulting Service
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One-on-one consultation
Completion of Part A, B & C
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Mock Group Interview
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Case workshops with hands-on and real life cases
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Interactive small-group training
3.
Feedback from training experts
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Students shortlisted for group
interview by Big-4 and/or second-tier
Accounting firms AND
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Completion of Part A, B, C & D
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Mock One-on-One Interview
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Mock interview by industry practitioners
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Students completed A & B and
were selected to join the pilot run
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Students shortlisted for individual
interview by Big-4 and/or second-tier
Accounting firms AND
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Completion of Part A, B, C & D
Alumni Sharing
• Mr. Eddie Wong
Partner at PwC
“The programme provided me a
variety of training and knowledge
which equip me for the challenge in
the accounting profession.”
Alumni Sharing
• Mr. Tony Kwong
Group Financial Controller at
Valuetronics Holdings Limited
“The comprehensive knowledge and
the soft skills I learned from the
programme help me build up my
career in the highly competitive
business environment.”
Selection Criteria
• Selection will be based on CGPA achieved in year 1
• Some students may be invited to attend an interview
• As for allocation of streams, all of the students will
be assigned to PA stream in the first place
• For those who would like to choose PALS and
PAISA have to apply for the respective streams and
the allocation will be subject to the approval of the
department
BBA (Hons) Accountancy
Excellent Academic and Support Team:
Associate Head & Team Leader, Teaching and Learning Team – Professor
Cheong Yi
Deputy Team Leader, Teaching and Learning Team – Mr. David Yip
Major Leader - Mr. Sunny WONG
Internship Coordinators – Dr Raymond Wong and Ms. Yvonne Chan
Student Activities Coordinators – Mr. David Yip and Ms. Mimi Lai
Administrative Support Team – Mrs. Jenny Yan
Academic enquiries:
Mr. Sunny Wong (AC3 – 13 – 266)
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 3442-7855
Enjoy your study at AC
College of Business
City University!
Thank you

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