Accounting & Finance: currently 3278 jobs.The latest job was posted on 22 Feb 19.
Opportunities Across Industries
Accountancy and finance opportunities are available in Hong Kong in a multitude of industries. Whatever their service or product offering, almost all businesses, big and small, will have their own finance and accounting departments. This includes financial services organisations, such as banks and asset management firms. The roles can be varied, but are fundamentally about keeping a watchful eye on the organisation’s resources and quantifying the amount of money being made.
There are also roles available within the accountancy firms, where many of the opportunities are in audit. Auditors commonly visit a number of different businesses, making sure the regular financial statements have been properly prepared.
Roles Within Finance And Accounting
Roles vary from reporting current trading and asset positions and auditing the figures, to making forecasts and providing input into strategic financial decisions.
More junior positions are usually titled as 'technicians' or 'analysts', who support a more senior person with the gathering and analysis of data, and the compilation of reports.
Progress is made through industry experience, and the completion of globally recognised qualifications, such as those provided by CIMA (the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants), AAT (the Association of Accounting Technicians) and the AIA (the Association of International Accountants).
Skills And Attributes
Any role based around the analysis and reporting of the current positions, such as Financial Control or Product Control, requires a methodical approach to work, strong mathematical ability, and IT skills, especially the construction, modification and interpretation of spreadsheets.
Many accounting and finance roles also require good communication skills for both the compilation of written reports, and personally delivered presentations.