The Department of Accountancy has acquired a leadership position in accounting education, professional training and accounting research in Hong Kong. The Department was established in 1984 to prepare undergraduate students for professional accountancy and company secretaryship. This original purpose has since been changed and augmented with a substantial research endeavour, the introduction of unique interdisciplinary programmes and postgraduate programmes.
The Department provides state of the art accounting education with a professional emphasis. By forging close links with the accounting profession and business community in Hong Kong, the Department has attuned its mission in accounting education and research to the requirements of the marketplace. Its educational expertise embraces the primary fields of professional accountancy - financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation and financial management. Special attention is given to the international dimensions of accounting, auditing and taxation, including the relevant systems in the Chinese mainland.