The PACC Forum 2018 was successfully held at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin on 17 March 2018, attracting more than 180 teachers and students from over 20 secondary schools, in addition to donors, faculty members and students from CUHK Business School.
The PACC Forum 2018 was successfully held at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong Sha Tin on 17 March 2018. Organised by the School of Accountancy of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School, the Forum attracted more than 180 teachers and students from over 20 secondary schools, in addition to donors, faculty members and students from the Global Accounting stream of BBA in Professional Accountancy (PACC) at CUHK Business School.
Every year, the PACC Forum is held mainly for prospective and current accountancy students to learn about the PACC programme of the School, encourage them to plan ahead for their university studies, and gain career insights from industry professionals. One of the forum highlights this year was the panel discussion on “Accountancy · Innovation · Technology” moderated by Mr. Simon Lee, Senior Lecturer of School of Accountancy and Co-director of International Business and Chinese Enterprise programme at CUHK Business School.
Four professionals working in different business lines at the Big-4 accounting firms were invited to share their expertise and career experiences at the panel discussion. They included Mr. Nelson Chow, Director, Advisory Services, Greater China at Ernst & Young Advisory Services Ltd.; Ms. Loretta Fong, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Mr. Calvin Ho, Associate Director at KPMG China; and Ms. Polly Lee, Partner at Deloitte Hong Kong. Their insightful sharing inspired students on how technological innovation can transform accounting practices and deepened students’ interest to study or work in the accounting sector.
After the panel discussion, 14 outstanding students from the Global Accounting stream of PACC programme were presented with the “Global Accounting Stream Scholarships” in recognition of their well-rounded achievements. Since 2013-14, the Global Accounting stream has been offered to cater for the growing demand for business leaders in public and private companies. This stream is designed to nurture a global mindset as well as an understanding of international accounting practices and issues in outstanding accounting students. Students in this stream will gain international exposure and practical knowledge through study trips, internships and various non-classroom trainings.