ACCA Hong Kong Committee
The Committee, supported by a number of sub-committees and taskforces, advises on the direction of ACCA Hong Kong and the various activities to be organised for local ACCA members and students. Details of the sub-committees and taskforces are as follows:
Professional Development Subcommittee
Regular continuing professional development (CPD) events are organised by this sub-committee to cope with the growing needs of members in professional development. Apart from advising on topics and subject matter for technical seminars and workshops; it also assesses other training needs of members including language, IT, management and other business skills so as to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skill sets for their day-to-day work.
SMEs form the backbone of Hong Kong's economy. The Sub-committee was established to look into ways in which accounting professionals can provide support to SMEs. It also establishes networking with other SME organisations and efforts will be made to raise members' and the public's awareness of the needs of SMEs.
Members interested in SME issues may join the SME Interest Group which meets periodically.
Student Affairs Subcommittee
The Student Affairs Sub-com is established with an aim to strengthen ACCA's profile at academic institutions and students’ societies in Hong Kong and Macau, give advice on student services, development and training, engage ACCA students as well as to promote networking through a wide range of representations, social activities and initiatives. Besides, through the ACCA Mentorship Programme, fellow members and sub-com members are committed to nurturing budding accountants; contributing to the accounting and finance industry; as well as providing guidance to ACCA students and young members through this bonding network within the ACCA family.
The Tax Sub-committee was set up to make submissions to the government on tax issues particularly in relation to the Government's Annual Budget and to take various initiatives in relation to tax. Since December 1997, ACCA Hong Kong has submitted its Budget Proposals to the Financial Secretary on an annual basis.
A Tax Interest Group (TIG) was formed in 1998 to enable interested members to come together periodically to share tax related experience, discuss taxation problems they face and bring to others' attention issues of significance. To facilitate effective discussion, TIG members are split into sub-groups which meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
In response to an initiative taken by the Inland Revenue Department, ACCA Hong Kong has been offering Free Tax Advisory Services to the public to assist them in the completion of individual income tax returns since May 1999. Members are invited to volunteer their service through service hotlines and counters in May each year.
Annual Dinner and Charity Taskforce
The taskforce is responsible for promoting sense of belonging and professional networking amongst members through the annual dinner, one of the annual signature events of ACCA Hong Kong.
In addition, the taskforce aims to raise ACCA's profile and visibility in Hong Kong and promote social responsibility via donations and sponsorships from ACCA Charitable Foundations. The taskforce also oversees the annual Charity Fun Day to help raise funds for the less privileged in the community.
The Employers Task Force is set up to work with key employers in Hong Kong to develop their finance capability, ensure employers derive maximum value from their accounting and finance staff, and enhance their brand reputation.
We prepare accountants for business. Our qualifications and professional development can be tailored to deliver the skills organisations need to develop its finance capability.
Members' Journal & Communications Taskforce
The taskforce is responsible for enhancing our communications with members through publication and various channels. The task force formed the editorial board of ACCA's member's journal - AB CN, which is a publication for members of Hong Kong and mainland China and is published ten times each year. Contribution of articles for AB CN is welcome but the task force and editor reserve the right to edit and to decline any articles.