I believe all of you are quite familiar with an accountant’s job, but what about professional accountants working inside the government? What do you know about them? Kenneth from this episode is a Treasury Accountant for the Treasury, and he is regularly assigned to various bureaux or departments for treasury duties.
When he was assigned to the Transport Department, it was his job to manage the “Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly and Eligible Persons with Disabilities”. When making decisions, he has to consider both public interest and taxpayer’s money and try to strike a balance between them. This has given him new insights on accountancy as well as auditing.