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Take Control of Your Career Path

Event Details:

Speakers :

Miss Sharmini Thomas, Regional Director, Financial Services, Michael Page

Miss Jessy Wong, Senior Manager, Financial Services, Michael Page

Miss Rebecca Chan, Senior Manager, Finance – Commerce & Industry, Michael Page

Date : 26 July 2012 (Thursday)

Time : 7:30pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 7:00pm)

Venue : Auditorium, 1/F., Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Language : Mix of English and Cantonese

CPD Credit : 1.5 hours

Fee : Free

Closing for Enrolment : 17 July 2012 (Tuesday) 6:00pm

About the seminar:

This thought-provoking seminar focuses on proactively driving your career path outcomes, including the decisions and stages that you will progress through your journey as a qualified finance professional. We will explore alternative career paths, earnings potential, global mobility and relevant case studies. This seminar is best suited for qualified accountants with between 3 – 8 years of professional experience. The speakers are specialists within the Finance & Accounting domain, and they will provide insights about career opportunities in the Financial Services, Practicing Accountants and Commerce & Industry sectors.

About the speakers:

Miss Sharmini Thomas

Regional Director – Michael Page Financial Services, Hong Kong

With 10+ years experience within the finance and accounting recruitment sector with Michael Page, Sharmini is well positioned to provide insights regarding career planning and transition strategies. She began with a Big 4 Audit firm, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Australia. After transitioning to the recruitment sector, she progressed to become a Regional Director in Australia, leading their Financial Services and Finance practices. Based on her extensive recruitment background, Sharmini will provide a macro perspective on the spectrum of career paths for qualified accountants, including international moves.

Miss Jessy Wong

Senior Manager – Michael Page Financial Services, Hong Kong

Managing the Financial Services Middle and Back Office practice, Jessy's direct coverage includes Finance, Tax, Compliance, Internal Audit, Risk Management and Operations across Investment Banks, Retail Banks, Asset Management and Insurance companies. Alongside her management responsibilities, Jessy continues to have a personal involvement with clients and candidates across both recruitment service origination and delivery. As an industry specialist with proven track records, Jessy is well-positioned to provide constructive and practical guidance on career moves and development, including insights of particular situations commonly faced by the Hong Kong professional accountants.

Miss Rebecca Chan

Senior Manager – Michael Page Finance, Hong Kong

Rebecca manages a large team of recruiters focused on recruitment from newly qualified through to executive level qualified accountants across Hong Kong. She personally specializes in the recruitment of senior finance executives for corporations. With 7 years recruitment experience in the Finance & Accounting sector with Michael Page, she is a career advisor to candidates at all levels as well as strategic advisor to clients. She is also a frequent guest speaker for different accountancy bodies in Hong Kong. With her in-depth experience in Finance recruitment, she will be able to provide meaningful insights.


1) Those interested are requested to register on-line by filling in the attached enrolment form. Please indicate your years of experience (as below) after your last name in the field of "Last Name".

a) 2 years or below

b) 3-8 years

c) Above 8 years

2) Confirmation to successful applicants will be issued two business days before the event by e-mail.

3) Applicants may check their registration status using the same membership number of their professional affiliation when they register.

Questions to Speakers:

This seminar consists of two parts. During the first part, the speakers will speak about their experience with regard to their specialist areas. The second part would be a discussion forum facilitated by Mr. Davy Shek. Participants are welcome to send your questions for discussion by sending email to on or before 22 July 2012.

CPD Hours:

For those participants who have not attended the full session, the number of CPD hours will be discounted according to the actual time of attendance. Completed CPD hours will be granted to attendees who have attended the full session. For the exact recognition of the CPD hours, please check with the respective Institute or Association.

Bad Weather Arrangement:

The event may be cancelled or re-scheduled when typhoon no.8 or black rainstorm warning is hoisted. Please refer to our web site for the arrangement.


Accounting Resources Centre (ARC)

CPD Requirements: Our seminars can fulfil CPD requirements. As professional bodies would not formally endorse the seminars we provide, it does not mean that the events we organize do not meet the CPD purpose. Registrants should note that you are responsible for determining whether our seminars or any event satisfy your CPD requirements i.e. that the training you receive are of appropriate standard and relevance to your maintaining and enhancing the technical knowledge and professional expertise. If necessary, please check with your respective professional body before registering our seminars. ARC does not warrant that the attendance of our seminars or events would automatically be recognized by the respective professional bodies as fulfilling your CPD requirements.

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