The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountantsis the only statutory licensing body of CPAs in Hong Kong recognized globally as the pre-eminent body of top-tier accountants that leads and serves businesses and the public interest of Hong Kong. At the Institute, we say a CPA is a "success ingredient"...

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountantsis the only statutory licensing body of CPAs in Hong Kong recognized globally as the pre-eminent body of top-tier accountants that leads and serves businesses and the public interest of Hong Kong. At the Institute, we say a CPA is a "success ingredient" in a career, in the business world, and in society as a whole. In building a strong accounting profession, the Institute helps to establish and continuously enhance Hong Kong's reputation as a world-class financial centre.

The Quality Assurance Department is working to enhance risk-based supervision of accounting professionals concerning anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (“AML / CTF”) compliance. We are inviting high calibre professionals to join us for the following position:

MANAGER, QUALITY ASSURANCE (Ref. M-QA&AML/CP)

Job level Middle
Work exp Minimum 6 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Language Chinese - Cantonese, English
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Accounting / Audit / Taxation
Job function Accounting > Accountant
Accounting > Audit
Published On 09/10/2020
ref. M-QA&AML/CP

The successful candidate will participate in developing and implementing the enhanced AML / CTF risk-based supervision programme and also other matters within the practice review function.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Developing, conducting and following up on profession-wide surveys to collect information in relation to the money laundering and terrorist financing (“ML / TF”) risks at sectoral and individual institutional levels of the accounting profession.
  • Developing, conducting and following up on ML / TF risk assessments at the sectoral and at the institutional levels with a view to helping the development of the selection plan for AML / CTF monitoring activities.
  • Developing, maintaining and updating internal work programs or manuals under the enhanced AML / CTF risk-based supervision programme with reference to the latest development of laws and regulations, professional standards and best practices and with due regard to specific circumstances of the accounting profession.
  • Preparing for, conducting and following up on on-site inspections and/or in-house desktop and other reviews under the practice review programmes.
  • Developing, maintaining and updating AML / CTF and other practice review related policies, circulars, publications or other member communications in relation to the latest applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. 
  • Providing technical and administrative support to relevant committees and task force.
  • Assisting in communication, cooperation and coordination, as appropriate, with stakeholders, including members, member practices, government departments, law enforcement agencies, regulatory authorities or other professional bodies.
  • Handling enquiries from members and any other interested parties in relation to the enhanced AML / CTF risk-based supervision and other quality assurance programmes.
  • Supporting initiatives to promote awareness and understanding of ML / TF risk of the accounting profession on a continuously basis.
  • Assisting in any other quality assurance programmes when requested.


Qualifications and Required Attributes

  • CPAs with a minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience in AML / CTF, regulatory compliance, internal audit or other related fields
  • Hands-on experience and sound technical knowledge relating to AML / CTF compliance and preferably with ACAMS qualification or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of AML / CTF developments and ML / TF risk relating to the accounting industry
  • Good understanding of the AML / CTF Ordinance and related AML / CTF guidelines for professional accountants
  • High professional and ethical standards with a strong sense of commitment
  • Able to work independently and have strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Chinese and able to prepare precise and concise reports


Applications should be marked Confidential quoting the reference code (M-QA&AML/CP) with full details of education, work experience, present and expected salaries, contact telephone number and earliest available date. Please apply in writing to the Head ofHuman Resources, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 37/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong or by email at hr@hkicpa.org.hk on or before 30 October 2020.

Personal data provided will be used for recruitment purpose only.

For more information, please visit our website at www.hkicpa.org.hk.