New Financial Controllership Programme for future business leaders


The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs launched its first financial controllership programme ("FCP") in May 2016. It is a unique, tailor-made, practical training programme providing participants with insights into the work involved as a financial controller who adds value to the employer's business. 


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The objective of the programme is to develop competencies expected of a skilled financial controller,

providing participants with:

Ÿ   The core technical knowledge and skills expected of a financial controller 

Ÿ   Insights into the work involved as a financial controller and how to add value to the business


Target Participants and Eligibility

ü   Aspiring and recently appointed financial controllers

ü   Existing financial controllers who wish to refresh their skills

ü   Members preparing to move from practice into business


HKICPA members with at least 5 years post-CPA qualification work experience are eligible to enroll. Practical experience is highly desirable for participants to benefit fully from the FCP.

Recognition by CIMA / Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
CIMA offers additional examination paper exemption to HKICPA members who have successfully completed the FCP.  FCP graduates will only need to pass CIMA/CGMA's final Strategic Case Study Exam and meet other conditions to obtain CIMA membership and CGMA designation.

Programme Coverage

The FCP combines face-to-face learning, experience sharing and case studies for interactive participation. There are 5 modules constituting a 16-day programme. The five modules are:


1.      Management Competency Development 

2.      Accounting for Performance and Decision Making 

3.      Strategic Finance 

4.      Risk Management and Corporate Governance 

5.   Business Ethics   





Teaching Professionals

Course directors and facilitators are experienced professional accountants in business with expertise in different subject areas covered by the programme.



Please click here for details about the 2017 programme.


For module(s) that are currently open for enrolment:



Tel: 2287 7233 or 2287-7464 / e-mail:


FCP Pilot Programme in 2016

27 candidates graduated from the FCP pilot programme in 2016. A graduation ceremony was held where certificates of completion and best assignment prizes were presented. Click to see details and photos.


Testimonials from the Graduates 


Learning Support Centre for Financial Controllership Programme (For current enrolled candidates only)