A massive shortage of accountants in China is threatening to act as a brake
on the world’s fastest-growing economy.
The shortage is already limiting the number of large state-owned enterprises
seeking public listings domestically, and some accountants in the region fear
the long-term effects could be more severe if the gap is not closed.
In this special report we look at the opportunities and issues that abound
for accountants in this rapidly expanding market.
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to the east
Everyone wants a piece of the action in China. In this Insider special, we
report from Hong Kong and Beijing on how the profession is cashing in.
CFO of an original Asian tiger
Hong Kong is bouyant again and mainland China is offering the corporate world a
vast new market to tap. But Martin Cubbon, CFO of one of the region’s highest
profile companies, fears compliance is preventing his and other businesses from
taking full advantage.
facing a skills shortage
There is one major flaw in China’s unrelenting push towards becoming an economic
superpower – a massive lack of accountants. With 300,000 needed to plug the gap,
we look at how the country is tackling the issue – and the opportunities for the
On the frontline: accountancy has a strong voice in Hong Kong’s parliament.
China in your
Where business in China is concerned, everything is big – including the
opportunities for work.
If all this has given you a taste for employment in China, try
where you will find vacancies in the region.
A new partner, Dermot Callinan, has joined Saffery Champness from KPMG where he was recently the head of the UK private client advisory team
John Mendes has been appointed partner in the City of London office at MHA MacIntyre Hudson
Jon Maile has been promoted to partner in the South East as the head of audit at Grant Thornton
HMRC breaches client confidentiality; and partner profits fall at EY. These stories and more discussed in Friday Afternoon Live