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China Industry Spotlight: Bookkeeping

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China industry spotlight: Accounting

Accounting is the systematic process of recording, reporting, and analyzing financial accounts. All business involves the process of accounting. The ascendance of Beijing and Shanghai to global financial hubs and centers of foreign investment has prompted a steady demand for international accounting firms.

Each month we receive more applicants for business internships - accounting, business development, consulting, banking, finance - than any other industry. Since business-related internship positions receive the highest number of applicants, it is important to keep in mind that those positions are also the most competitive.

Those who choose to pursue a career in accounting often have a strong proficiency with numbers and critical thinking. A highly qualified candidate will be working towards or possess a business degree with a specialization in accounting.

Individuals looking to advance their career in accounting with valuable overseas work experience will be able to do so by completing an internship in Beijing or an internship in Shanghai.


Our interns will likely work at Certified Public Accounting Firms in either Beijing or Shanghai.

  • Assist with monthly bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax filing
  • Audit assignments ranging from general audits to foreign currency and immigration related audits
  • International tax advisory
  • Assurance related services including budget advisory, financial compliance, and internal controls review

General public accounting service categories: Audit, Tax, Assurance, Advisory

Experience and qualifications

Recommended experience for an accountant is a bachelor's degree in business administration with a specialization in accounting.

However, a bachelor's degree may not be required if you have commensurate professional experience.  The four largest public accounting firms in the world, known as "The Big 4," consist of: PWC, Deloitte, E&Y, and KPMG

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