12 July 2023 Ethics Seminar : Applied Ethics and Accountancy - a Conversation

Jul 12, 2023

Accountants are busy people. When we talk about ethical dilemmas in the accountancy profession, often we approach them from a pragmatic angle. However, there are many resources from philosophical ethics that can be of use when we consider how to approach these different dilemmas. This will help us think through ethical issues in a more systematic and comprehensive manner, providing a basis and supporting our thought process for making ethical decisions.

In this talk, Dr Gillian Chu, FCPA, FCCA and Dr Baldwin Wong will

1) share the philosophical ethics frameworks;

2) lead the attendees to think about the case studies from both philosophical and practitioners’ perspectives.

3) introduce Hong Kong Baptist University’s Centre for Applied Ethics and its resources available for accountants and the general public;

AWAHK is co-organising this event with the Centre of Applied Ethics (CAE), Hong Kong Baptist University. CAE strives to stimulate critical thinking about fundamental ethical concerns in contemporary society, to raise awareness of moral values, and to further strengthen the University’s commitment to research and whole-person education. More information here: https://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/research/centre-for-applied-ethics

Event Details

Date: 12 July 2023 Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm Channel: Zoom Webinar Fee: FREE for AWAHK members and their colleagues; HKBU staff and current students (HKBU participants must register using HKBU email address). $50 for non-AWAHK members. A surcharge of $50 for participants who require the issuance of CPD certificates. CPD: 1.0 hours Language: Cantonese and English


Dr Gillian Chu, FCPA, FCCA 朱安之博士、資深執業會計師 Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist UniversityVisiting Research Fellow, Centre for Religion and Public Life, University of Leeds Dr Gillian Chu, FCPA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Religion and Public Life at the University of Leeds. A member of AWAHK’s Professional Development Committee, Dr Chu previously worked as a certified public accountant at KPMG, the Treasury Department of the HKSAR Government, and Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.

Dr Chu is a FCPA (Hong Kong), FCCA, ACA, CA, and CPA, CA (British Columbia). She completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom, and graduated from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada with a Master of Divinity. Dr Chu graduated from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom with a Master of Arts (Honours) in English Language. Research Website: https://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/people/chu-ann-gillian-chu-ann-gillian

Dr Baldwin Wong 王邦華博士 Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University

Dr Baldwin Wong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Hong Kong Baptist University, and a Research Fellow in the Centre for Applied Ethics at Hong Kong Baptist University. He worked at the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong before, and was a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Dr Wong completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Government at London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. Research Website: https://rel.hkbu.edu.hk/people/wong-baldwin-bon-wah-wong-baldwin-bon-wah

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