"Building the future" - Paul She featured in A Plus Magazine (November 2018)

As one of Mazars' partners under 40, Paul She's career is notable as much for its swift ascent as it is for his deep commitment to building a pipeline of prospective accountants. He tells A Plus Magazine about how he is helping future CPAs be ready for anything

When it was time for Paul She to choose a career, the accounting profession was not seen as a desirable choice. “When I graduated, the economy was adversely affected by 9/11 and the Enron case,” recalls She, a Hong Kong Institute of CPAs member. “People were questioning if accounting was a profession worthy of respect.” The pay was also not a big draw. “At that time, for some of my university schoolmates who joined local firms, the average starting monthly salary was only HK$7,000.”

Despite all of this She, influenced by accountants who visited his secondary school, and their professional demeanours,  became one of the youngest partners in Mazars at the age of just 31.

Since graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2002 as one of the top students with a bachelor's degree in accountancy, She’s focus on building a career as an accountant has been unwavering. Immediately after graduating, he joined the firm that merged with Mazars. He has stayed with the firm ever since and is now, at 38, Practising Director at Mazars Hong Kong and Partner in Mazars Global. A founding member and former deputy convenor of the Institute’s Young Members Group, She is also the deputy chairperson of the Institute’s Qualification and Examinations Board (QEB).

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Credits: Interview by Liana Cafolla and photography by Calvin Sit (A Plus magazine, November 2018 issue)

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