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Call for Papers: CAFR Special Issue Conference 2023

As digital changes continue to affect prevailing systems and procedures, many professions run a risk of becoming obsolete in the new global economy. While businesses are in a state of flux, the reporting language changes too. Accounting, the language of business, adapts to the volatile environment to satisfy stakeholders’ needs. With the development of digital technology, the digital economy has become a crucial driver of economic growth. To better understand how the digital economy has evolved, we offer a platform for discussions on the following topics:

2 Dec, 2023


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28 Mar, 2023



Call for Nominations: Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU School of Accounting and Finance 2023

The enhanced three-level Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award (OPAA) introduced last year has achieved a great success. The School of Accounting and Finance (AF) is pleased to announce that the new round of departmental OPAA 2023 is now calling for nominations until 31 March 2023 (Friday). The departmental OPAA aims to publicly recognise outstanding graduates of AF for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. The departmental awardees will be nominated for the Faculty Awards or above. Eligibility The nominated candidate must be a bona fide graduate who has successfully completed the full-time or part-time programme offered by PolyU (or its forerunners: Hong Kong Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College, Hong Kong Polytechnic; and its constituent units: School of Professional Education & Executive Development and Hong Kong Community College) which led to academic award accredited by the respective Institution. The proposer can be a PolyU graduate, Honorary Graduate, University Fellow, PolyU staff, current PolyU Council and Court member and current Advisory Committee member. There is no limit to the number of nominations to be submitted by each proposer. However, the proposer cannot be the candidate himself/ herself or a direct relative of the candidate. Award Categories and Selection Criteria In addition to honouring distinguished graduates for their distinction in their chosen fields, the Award recognises the alumni’s active support to their alma mater. Support and Contribution to PolyU is one of the key selection criteria at all levels. Four specific areas of achievement would be given recognition, they include Professional Achievement, Entrepreneurial Achievement, Scholarly Achievement and Community Service Achievement. Outstanding Young Alumni Award is introduced for alumni at/under the age of 40. Award Category Description Professional Achievement This category recognises alumni who have attained distinguished achievements, demonstrated exemplary leadership, and made a strong impact on their profession/ industry/ society. Entrepreneurial Achievement This category recognises alumni who have demonstrated outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as founded or advanced business or technology ventures with impact. Scholarly Achievement This category recognises alumni scholars who have made notable scholarly or research contributions in their disciplines, with proven track record and excellent reputation in the field. Community Service Achievement This category recognises alumni who have made impactful contributions to the communities, or demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment, volunteerism and/or philanthropy for promoting the wellbeing of the communities. Notes: The bestowal of the award shall subject to individual merits of the candidates.  No award shall be given out in a certain category if no suitable candidate is identified. Nomination and Selection Schedule The nomination form could be downloaded here. Please return the completed form to with all required supplementary documents (such as a current curriculum vitae of the nominee and two written references) on or before 31 March 2023. Selection Committee and Result Announcement Selection Committee will examine the nominations and assess candidates’ qualifications and performance for the awards. The result will be announced in early May. Confidentiality All information submitted on this nomination form will be kept strictly confidential and will only be used by the Selection Committee for the purpose of the selection process.  The candidate will not be contacted by the OPAA Secretariat until he/she is selected as the awardee of the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award.   Enquiries School of Accounting and Finance The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Email:

2 Mar, 2023



PolyU Accounting and Finance Rank Top 2 and Top 3 in Hong Kong

PolyU School of Accounting and Finance achieved impressive results in the latest world university rankings.  According to EduRank, PolyU ranked 2nd in accounting and 3rd in finance in Hong Kong. Both subjects are ranked 4th in Asia. The rankings were based on research performance, non-academic prominence, and alumni impact, using data collected from more than 14,000 universities around the globe. The results bear testimony to the continued success of PolyU School of Accounting and Finance, as we continually strive for excellence in education and research. Moving forward, the School endeavours to support the university in reaching new heights in other similar rankings.

24 Feb, 2023



PolyU Launches New BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment for 2023/24 Intake Cohort

PolyU School of Accounting and Finance will launch a new BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment for the 2023/24 intake cohort. This programme aims to nurture Fintech talents for Hong Kong and provides students with an opportunity to specialise in digital finance and investment management. Notable subjects include “Investments and Portfolio Management”, “Business Valuation” and “Python Programming for Accounting and Finance”.  Related News Articles: 理大推跨學科中史課程 工商管理增數碼金融 [頭條日報(Headline Daily)] 理大推跨學科中史課程 工商管理增數碼金融 [巴士的報(Bastille Post)]

6 Jan, 2023



Two AF Graduates Receive CPA Australia Distinction Award

Congratulations to the 2011/2022 CPA Australia Distinction Award winners! Ms Yu Sze Man, Sherry graduated from Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Accountancy and Mr Cheung Wan Fung, Eddie graduated from Master of Professional Accounting have won the CPA Australia Distinction Award in 2011/2022 cohort. CPA Australia Distinction Award is an annual scholarship that recognises top graduates from local undergraduate and master programs. This year, our winners demonstrated their academic intelligence and inspiration to pursue a career as CPAs.

15 Dec, 2022


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AF faculty member is recognised as a 'Visionary Educator 2022'

Professor Brian Kei, Professor of Practice in the School of Accounting and Finance, was recently recognised as a Visionary Educator 2022 by the UiPath Academic Alliance, the educational partnership arm of UiPath, a global software company. UiPath is the global leader in making software robots using Robotic Process Automation (RPA), a software technology that makes it easy to build, deploy, and manage software robots that emulate human actions. By automating some of their business services, companies can improve their operational efficiency. The Visionary Educator award is awarded every year to distinguished educators who have demonstrated exceptional initiative to grow the adoption of automation skills and improve the employability of students. Professor Kei was recognised for his successful efforts to build a RPA talents community in Hong Kong, thus providing the tools for his Capstone project students to explore career opportunities through project engagement with diverse companies using automation technologies. For example, his students developed a software robot that enabled a company to replace the demanding manual process of producing 400 customised monthly financial statements with an automated process that took just 20 minutes. PolyU was the first university in the region to offer doctoral programmes in business administration and fintech. The Faculty of Business continues to maintain a strong reputation for innovation and original thinking in these crucial areas.  

1 Dec, 2022



MAFA Workshop x 2022 DAS Seminars

The Faculty’s Digital Transformation Centre, and School of Accounting and Finance organised two DAS (Digital Asset Series) seminars in October 2022, naming them the MAFA (MSc in Accounting and Finance Analytics) Workshop x DAS Seminars. The first seminar was held on 12 October to explore the world of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) – digital tokens issued directly by governing authorities and backed by foreign currency reserves. Speakers from BIS Innovation Hub, Zhejiang University’s International Business School, CryptoBLK, OneCash, and the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance explored topics including ‘CBDC and Global Trade’, ‘How e-HKD works for the consumer’, and ‘Stablecoin, the future of money’. A lively panel discussion followed. The second seminar was held on 27 October to explore decentralised finance (DeFi) and cryptocurrencies. Speakers from HKU’s Department of Computer Science, HKE Holdings, Matrixport, and the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance explored topics including ‘From TradFi to DeFi’, ‘DeFi: Opportunities and Risk’, and ‘How to profit $180K in 15 seconds with DeFi’. This was followed by a similarly animated panel discussion.

1 Dec, 2022



Our student team won the championship of the HKICPA Business Case Competition 2022

Congratulations to our student team for winning the championship of the HKICPA Business Case Competition 2022 in Hong Kong! This year, the case focused on Pharmaceutical Industry. After several rounds of review on teams' business proposals, our team had been shortlisted to compete in the final round of competition on 26 November 2022. The team consisted of four BBA in Accounting and Finance students, Zhang Hanqi, Zhao Yue,  Zhou Yingjun and Tang Jing. Special thanks and acknowledgement to Dr William Wong for his time and efforts in coaching the team. The annual HKICPA Business Case Competition provides an opportunity for tertiary students to exercise their academic competencies and business knowhow to solve real-life challenges, exercising their current skillsets, and simultaneously cultivate their professional judgement and enhance their global perspectives.

1 Dec, 2022



AF Graduates Achieve High Scores in ACCA Exams

  ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) held on 29 November 2022 an awards presentation and celebration for Hong Kong Top Achievers of the September 2021, December 2021, March 2022 and June 2022 exams. A total of seven AF students and graduates were recognized for their outstanding results.   Student / Graduate   Programme Exam session / Conditional Exemption programme Award / Achievement Ms Chan Lai Ching (2019 graduate) Master of Professional Accounting Conditional Exemption (CE) programme, 2020 Outstanding CE Award Ms Lo Kin Kwan, Kinson (2020 graduate) BBA (Hons) in Accountancy September 2021 Top Affiliate Mr Liu Baiyi, Mike (2020 graduate) BBA (Hons) in Accountancy September 2021   September 2021 Bronze Medalist   AAA – Advanced Audit and Assurance Mr Lai Chun Yat (2014 graduate) BBA (Hons) Financial Services December 2021 SBR – Strategic Business Reporting Ms Chan Ho Yan, Maissa (2017 graduate) BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance December 2021 FR – Financial Reporting Ms Lo Wing Tung, Maggie (2016 graduate) BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance March 2022 Top Affiliate   Mr Song Yijian (2019 graduate) BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance June 2022 Gold Medalist   The Conditional Exemption (CE) programme provides a fast track for students to sit ACCA exams during their studies in universities and institutions. Outstanding CE Award winners complete all ACCA papers within two years.

29 Nov, 2022


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