THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITYSPEED
Sr KWOK, K. B.
郭 啟 彬

Visiting Fellow 訪問學人

BSc, MBA (Soton); CPM; CTA; FCA; FCPA (Practising); FTIHK; MCIJ; MCIOB; MHKIoD; MHKIS; MRICS
Email : spkbkwok@speed-polyu.edu.hk

Teaching and Scholarly Interests
 
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Financial and Commercial Dispute Analysis
  • Forensics
  • Fraud Investigation
  • Journalism
  • Property and Facilities Management
  • Valuation

Biography

Sr Kwok is a Visiting Fellow with PolyU SPEED for 2016/17 and has managed his firm of forensic accountants and business analysts in litigation support, dispute analysis and fraud investigation for more than 15 years. He obtained his BSc and MBA degrees from the University of Southampton in the UK, and is professionally qualified with the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Journalists, and is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Tax Adviser, a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Construction Manager.

Sr Kwok is the author of many internationally acclaimed titles published and in print worldwide, including Forensic Accountancy (1st & 2nd Editions) published by LexisNexis in 2002 and 2008 and Accounting Irregularities in Financial Statements published by Gower Publishing (UK) in 2005. During the 1980s-1990s, he worked in a British bank, the British Government and the Big-Four accounting firms. Over the last 15 years, Sr Kwok has attended arbitration hearings, disciplinary proceedings as well as trials at the District Court and the High Court in Hong Kong, on civil and criminal cases, as an expert witness to give evidence in respect of accounting, commercial and financial matters. Sr Kwok also served, under the respective orders of the District Court or the High Court, as the single joint expert in several civil proceedings.

Sr Kwok presented or chaired many seminars for professional institutions, including the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Sr Kwok was an Examiner of the CPA Qualification Programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and sat on the Obscene Articles Tribunal (Control of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance), the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (Legal Practitioners Ordinance) and the Board of Review (Inland Revenue Ordinance) in the last two decades. Sr Kwok’s current appointments include the Honorary Professor of SWP Linux Training & Development Centre, the School Councillor of ESF West Island School Council, the Professional Review Assessor of the Chartered Institute of Building, the APC Assessor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and the Member of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Scholarly Books, monographs and chapters

Six published books (sole author)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2016). “Business Terms and Phrases for Surveyors, Engineers and Facilities Managers in Hong Kong” (sponsored by The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors), ISBN 978-988-77351-0-6, Knowledge Conservation

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2013). “Financial Analysis in Hong Kong (2nd Edition)”, ISBN 978-962-996-574-7, The Chinese University Press

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2008). “Forensic Accountancy (2nd Edition)”, ISBN 978-962-8972-76-0, LexisNexis

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2008) “Financial Analysis in Hong Kong”, ISBN 978-962-996-370-5, The Chinese University Press

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2005). “Accounting Irregularities in Financial Statements”, ISBN 978-0-566-08621-2, Gower Publishing (United Kingdom)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2002). “Forensic Accountancy”, ISBN 981-236-257-6, LexisNexis

Chapter in an edited book (contributor)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2014). “從法證專家到作者” in “會計.品味.人生”, ISBN 978-988-99-4049-2, HKU SPACE, Pages 154-159 

Textbook series (consultant)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2013-15). Consultant of “Business, Accounting and Financial Studies” (Introduction to Accounting ISBN 978-988-8189-24-3, Cost Accounting ISBN 978-988-8190-65-2, Financial Accounting 1 ISBN 978-988-8190-27-0 and Financial Accounting 2 ISBN 978-988-8190-28-7), Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company, Commercial Press

Journal publications:

Some publications in refereed journals

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2014). “Quantum Assessment of Losses of Inventories by Forensic CPAs”, concurrently published in the journals of: (i) The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; (ii) The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong; and (iii) The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2014). “Forensic Accountancy in Hong Kong: Trends in a Decade”, published in the journal of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2012). “Land Resumption Disputes – Compensation for Loss of Business Profits?”, published in the journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Housing

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2012). “樓宇估價分歧或不足?”, published in the journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Housing

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2011). “Forensic Accountancy in Damage / Compensation Assessment relating to Built Facilities and Building Services”, published in the journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Housing

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2009). “Business Valuation and Maintainable Profits for Litigation Purposes”, published in the journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2003). “Forensic Accountancy in Hong Kong”, published in the journal of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2003). “Lawyers’ Appeals”, published in Asian Financial Law Briefing

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2002). “The Cannibalism Effect”, published in In-House Briefing (Asia-Pacific)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2002). “E-taxation – part two”, published in In-House Briefing (Asia-Pacific)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2002). “E-taxation – part one”, published in In-House Briefing (Asia-Pacific)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2002). “Expropriated: Loss of Profits Claims in Land Resumption”, published in In-House Briefing (Asia-Pacific)

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2002). “Personal Injury Claims”, published in the journal of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2001). “Using the ‘Cannibalism Effect’ to Calculate Quantum Damages”, published in the journal of The Law Society of Hong Kong

University conference paper:

Refereed university conference paper

Kwok, Benny K. B. (2010). “Forensic Accountancy in Damage / Compensation Assessment relating to Built Facilities and Building Services”, published and presented at The 1st Greater Pearl River Delta Conference on Building Operation and Maintenance : Sustainable and Value-for-Money Built Facilities, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 22 October 2010