CPA insights

Equipping students with the right tools to thrive

Dr. Shirley Kan, Director of the Professional Accountancy Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Business School tells how QP workshops inspire students to integrate knowledge they have learned in the classroom with real-life working experience. She believes the reform of QP is a step in the right direction to help young accountants excel in the profession.

Tech source
Implications of automatic exchange of information and base erosion and profits shifting initiatives on global mobility of employees

To increase transparency and better align taxation with value/profit creation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has recently put forward two initiatives, Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) and the Base Erosion and Profits Shifting (BEPS) project. This article outlines the key objectives under these frameworks, looks into what the OCED is hoping to achieve, and the implications of both AEOI and BEPS from a global mobility perspective, and explores the potential issues for both employees and employers.

Student matters

Online enrolment for QP modules and final examinations

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Event spotlight

Award ceremony for QP top students and scholarship recipients of the December 2016 and June 2017 sessions

Top QP students and scholarship recipients of the December 2016 and June 2017 sessions are cordially invited to join the award ceremony on 23 September 2017 at the Institute, in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements. Please visit the Institute's website for event details and online registration.


Career & development

How to build trust in the workplace

Team-building does not simply mean a training workshop, but a process to build a committed team in which members can collaborate well. Successfully building trust in the workplace will not only bring long term benefits to your company, but also enhance personal development and satisfaction.

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

Leisure & lifestyle
Eat – Vibrant vegetarian dining by Calvin Ho, Founder of the Leisurely Veggie Group.
Gadgets – Katie Liu, Assistant Finance Manager at NATIVE UNION, on the next generation of cables for charging.

Make-up – Joyce Tang, Finance Manager of Estée Lauder, on current beauty must-haves.

Art & culture – Natalie Cheung, Internal Auditor of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, on the first-ever Academy Festival.

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




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

Practical experience
Submit CPA membership applications by
10 July 2017.
We welcome 20 authorized employers and 47 authorized supervisors to the Institute's practical experience scheme.

Industry news

Mentorship programme kicks off 2017-2018 term. A ceremony and briefing session on 8 April 2017 formally marked the end of the Institute's Mentorship Programme's second term and the start of the third term. Attended by nearly 170 mentors and mentees, the gathering provided an opportunity for both of them to reflect on their experience during the mentoring process.

Books of the month
Several notable books, e-books and e-journals on corporate governance are now available for your reference at the Institute’s library.

Sports and
recreation interest groups

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

Benefits and services
Apply for the BOC HKICPA Platinum Card now and use it to settle your payment with the Institute including annual renewal subscription, to enjoy double bonus gift points.

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