Throughout the past 7 decades, ACCA has been growing along with Hong Kong on its journey in becoming the world’s financial centre. We have devoted member advocates as well as strong endorsements from business leaders and employers of accounting professionals. Looking forward, ACCA will continue to offer tremendous opportunities for students and members to achiever their career aspirations.

During these years, we have built and fostered great relationships with the government, offering professional insights and recommendations to key officials, so that we can bring out the voice of the profession and amplify our influence. We have also built and sustained fruitful relationships with major business sectors and organisations, where we provide industry-leading thought leadership resources and training and development support to our employer partners.

Apart from being committed to developing the profession, ACCA Hong Kong is also dedicated to giving back to the local community. Our annual signature rickshaw charity event ACCA Community Day, as well as our Free Tax Advisory Service, demonstrates our passion for bringing love and care to the society.

We’ve also enhanced the reputation and influence of ACCA in the region, and created opportunity for countless students and members who themselves have contributed to building and strengthening economies and adding value to business. There's a lot of which we are proud of, and much to celebrate with our partners, members, students and other key stakeholders.

Looking forward, ACCA will continue its commitment in developing dynamic finance professionals who’re strategic forward-thinkers and able to thrive in a world of constant technological change and growing globalisation. We will also continue to foster great relationships with government, professional organisations, business and education sectors in shaping the future and creating wider opportunities for the business community.


2020 Accountability

Celebrating 70 years

ACCA Hong Kong celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2020, with 219,000 members and 527,000 students in 179 countries


2019 Opportunity

Moving office

ACCA Hong Kong office moves to Oxford House in July


2018 Innovation

Computer-based exams for Applied Level papers

December 2018 sees complete cutover of ACCA Applied Level exams in Hong Kong 

2018 Innovation

30 years in mainland China

A landmark year for ACCA China as we celebrate our 30th anniversary

2018 Innovation

Introduction of Strategic Professional level

September 2018 sees ACCA introduce Strategic Professional – a new level of the ACCA Qualification 

2018 Innovation

MOU driving public value

A MOU signing ceremony in Hong Kong witnessing ACCA and CFA Institute entering into an agreement to promote the highest ethical and professional standards

2018 Opportunity

MOU with academic powerhouse

ACCA and Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong sign a Memorandum of Understanding in August, joining hands in nurturing the next generation of globally competitive accounting professionals


2017 Diversity

Membership milestone

200,000 people around the world are ACCA members and celebrate at events around the world

2017 Innovation

Strategic alliance

ACCA and CA ANZ co-locates staff in a number of strategically critical markets including Hong Kong

2017 Diversity

HK FCCA as global president

With over 25 years' experience in accounting, regulation and asset management, Hong Kong-based Leo Lee becomes ACCA’s Global President

2017 Integrity

Giving back to the community

ACCA Community Day’s rickshaw race celebrates its 20th anniversary, raising record-breaking donations to support the less privileged in local society


2016 Accountability

ACCA crowned ‘Professional Body of the Year’

ACCA won an international industry award at the prestigious The Accountant & International Accounting Bulletin Awards 2016

2016 Accountability

Delivering flexibility for students and employers

We’ve doubled the number of exam sessions we run – offering four exam sessions per year


2015 Innovation

World’s first with University of London

Our ground-breaking partnership with the University of London – offering an integrated programme to gain a Master’s degree and a professional accountancy qualification at the same time


2014 Integrity

World’s first integrated reporting exams

ACCA is the first accountancy body to examine integrated reporting throughout our professional level exams


2012 Innovation

Online job board launches

In response to market demand, ACCA Careers job board was launched – offering global career opportunities for accountancy and finance professionals


2007 Integrity

First accountancy body to launch an Ethics module

The revamped ACCA Qualification is launched, placing ethics and professionalism at its heart

2007 Accountability

Advocating sustainability

Former US Vice President Al Gore gives a presentation about sustainability to 400 delegates at an ACCA event for business leaders in Hong Kong


2003 Diversity

First HK FCCA as global president

Hong Kong-based Samuel Wong is the first non-European global president of ACCA


2004 Diversity

Celebrating 100 years of opportunity

Events around the world mark our centenary, with over 300,000 members and students based in 160 countries


1996 Accountability

Setting the standard

Our new syllabus is launched, based on international accounting standards – a first in the profession


1988 Opportunity

Shaping the future

ACCA is the first global accountancy body entering into mainland China


1982 Opportunity

Growing the profession

A joint examination scheme is set up in Hong Kong


1974 Integrity

Royal recognition of excellence

ACCA is granted its Royal Charter


1950 Opportunity

Arrival in Hong Kong

The ACCA Hong Kong office is opened


1910 Opportunity

Our first thousand

We reach a milestone – the registration of 1,000 members


1909 Diversity

Making women count

Ethel Ayres Purdie becomes a member, the first woman to belong to a professional accountancy body


1905 Opportunity

Ready, study, go

We introduce our first examinations


1904 Innovation

Opportunities begin

On 30 November, eight accountants found the London Association of Accountants, the forerunner of ACCA