Adding and multiplying
The accounting industry remains buoyant, largely fuelled by hiring demand on mainland China. Aspiring accountants can easily find employment these days, provided they have an open mind in terms of work location. If they are willing to be assigned to China, top job options await.
Pay trend in the industry is quite stable as well, with salaries growing steadily.
Those who want to be successful accountants should be ready to upgrade their knowledge and skills constantly. In fact, continuous learning is a must in the sector. Hence, those who are reluctant to learn and upgrade their qualifications will only lag their peers in terms of pay and promotion. Unless they change their attitude, they may even lose their jobs or get kicked out of the industry.
Louisa Yeung, MD of Michael Page in HK and Southern China
As told to Chiu Po-sze