Opportunities in China: special report

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.



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.

Martin Cubbon,
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
UK profession.

Accountancy’s Hong
Kong element

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.

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