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Recognising 60 years of commitment to the profession

ACCA Hong Kong has celebrated its 60th anniversary at a reception attended by 200 guests.

The event on 26 April brought together a distinguished gathering including guest of honour John Tsang, JP, financial secretary of the HKSAR government, and special guest the Hon Paul Chan, MH, JP, legislative councillor (accountancy constituency), and celebrated the pivotal role ACCA Hong Kong has played in the development of Hong Kong as a financial and commerce centre, with strong and well-regulated accountancy and auditing professions.

'Sixtieth anniversary means a new start in Chinese culture,' said Judy Wong, ACCA Hong Kong president. 'With Accountants for Business being ACCA's theme for 2010, we are continuing our commitment to nurture three-dimensional accounting professionals through the valuable experience built over the past 60 years in Hong Kong.' She added that ACCA Hong Kong looks forward to contributing to the further development of the accountancy profession in Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China.

Acknowledging the landmark achievement, ACCA chief executive Helen Brand said: 'ACCA is extremely proud of the role its members have played over the decades in supporting the vibrant economy of Hong Kong. Our long-term commitment to providing people of ability the opportunity to qualify to the highest global standards has paid off; we're looking forward to the next 60 years. 

'Congratulations to our members, students and the hard working ACCA Hong Kong team for all that they have achieved.'