CUHK Professional Accountancy Alumni Seize Half of the Awards at HKICPA Qualification Programme

Eight graduates of the Professional Accountancy (PACC) Programme from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School seized half of the awards at the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP) Award Ceremony on 21 September 2019. They achieved exceptional performances in the December 2018 and June 2019 sessions.

This year, the Professional Accountancy graduates received eight out of 16 awards of the HKICPA QP Programme. Two of them got the highest aggregate score in the four modules of the QP examination and were awarded the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Prize. It is the third consecutive session that PACC graduates brought home half of the programme awards. The awardees included:

June 2019 Session

  • Module A – Financial Reporting: Chan Yuk-chi (PACC 2018)
  • Module B – Corporate Financing: Leung Kin-chung (PACC 2019)
  • Module D – Taxation: Ko Tsz-ching, Lourdes (PACC 2019)
  • ICAEW Prize: Chan Chi-kin (PACC 2018)

December 2018 Session

  • Module A – Financial Reporting: Ngai Sau-man (PACC 2018)
  • Module C – Business Assurance: Wong Man-yim (PACC 2017)
  • Module D – Taxation: Lee Man-shan (PACC 2018)
  • ICAEW Prize: Poon Wing-ka, Stephanie (PACC 2017)

The Director and Associate Director of PACC Programme, Dr. Edmund Wong and Mr. Eric Leung, also attended the ceremony to congratulate the alumni on their remarkable performances. Mr. Leung commented, “I have to admit that the QP examinations are challenging as they focus much on the application of concepts and integration of knowledge. We are glad to see that our graduates could professionally demonstrate the skills required by HKICPA. I hope they could further equip themselves both within and outside their professions.” Dr. Wong also added, “These outstanding results of our PACC graduates serve as a strong testimony of the excellent teaching quality of CUHK’s School of Accountancy.”

The HKICPA Qualification Programme is a comprehensive training programme that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). QP builds on an accounting degree and progresses to course work and examinations. Candidates will also participate in workshops that simulate issues they will face at work as a CPA. They will then go on to real-world experience, gained under the tutelage of a CPA, which prepares them to assume roles with greater responsibility.