CPA in focus

An unqualified success

Mr. Edmund Chan, practising director of Mazars CPA Limited, encourages young people to explore more to develop their career. He is impressed by his QP staff members who demonstrate solid knowledge and broad range of skills at work.

Ms. Wing Tam, assistant manager of Mazars CPA Limited, praises QP's well-rounded nature and open-book examination format for enhancing her technical knowledge and management skills, which are essential to her career development.

Tech source
Three ways to boost your analytical skills

In this age of information overload, employers are looking for accountants who are analytical thinkers rather than just bean counters. An analytical thinker is equipped with the relevant skills to extract the relevant facts and figures from tons of information, and communicate them to the people in a systematic way. Developing strong analytical skills is essential to every aspiring accountant. It helps you not only attain a pass in professional examinations, but also solve problems in the workplace. Every one of us possesses some intrinsic analytical skills but to set yourself apart, you have to perform better. Here are three handy tips for sharpening your analytical skills.

Student matters

Top students and QP graduates of the December 2016 session

bullet Module preparation seminars for June 2017 session
bullet Institute's library extends opening hours
Event spotlight

"CPAs for NGOs" social responsibility programme

Institute president and the "CPAs for NGOs" programme core team members joined the second NGO directors' luncheon organized by HKCSS in February to share views and expertise on good governance practices with NGO directors. The luncheon series is sponsored by the Institute's charitable fund. Click to see photos.


Career & development

How to transit from a state of stress to a position of power in eight steps

Stress. Who doesnˇ¦t know it? Who has not experienced it? When experiencing stress, you may feel helpless, stuck and like you are trapped in the wheel of life and just running on reserves. Yet there is something you can do about it. Just 20 minutes may do the trick. Try it, today.

Carmen Tsui, founder of Fullness in Life Institute, certified master coach and relationship coach, on how getting in touch with your consciousness can be powerful in reversing the effects of a stress-filled day.

(The article is reprinted from A-Plus June 2016 issue.)


Leisure & lifestyle
Design ˇV How to make the most out of working with interior designers by Esther Wan, general manager at in Him's interior design.
Drink ˇV Spectacular whiskies and where to find them by Mon Lee, assistant group financial controller at International Beverage Holdnigs.

Diamonds ˇV The art of picking an engagement ring by Theodore Tam, chief financial officer of Chow Sang Sang.

Charity ˇV Supporting the Syrian refugees by Zoe Chan, financial director at World Vision Hong Kong.

(The article is reprinted from
A-Plus February 2017 issue.)


Event calendar
Look out for the latest QP and examination assistance events.

Practical experience
Submit CPA membership applications by
8 May 2017.
We welcome 11 authorized employers and 29 authorized supervisors to the Institute's practical experience scheme.

Industry news

Financial Secretary of HKSAR accepts Institute's proposal to set up a tax policy unit. The government's 2017-18 budget offers some immediate measures to stimulate the economy and provides support to the wider community. The Institute welcomes the initiative to set up a tax policy unit, which it has been advocating for a number of years. The Institute's comments were widely covered by major media.

Books of the month
Several notable books, e-books and e-journals on risk management are now available for your reference at the Instituteˇ¦s library.

Sports and
recreation interest groups

QP students and graduates are welcome to join the activities offered by the Institute's sports and recreation interest groups. It is a great networking opportunity with CPAs.

Benefits and services
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