CPA insights

Lifelong learner

To Chi Wing, General Manager, Treasury, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Ltd., is a staunch supporter of the Institute's QP and its recent revamp. Like many accountants, his role has evolved and broadened over the years. He admires the new QP places greater emphasis on skills such as problem solving and lateral thinking which will groom the next generation of accountants to effectively work in an increasingly connected business environment.

Tech source
Suitability for listing

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Exchange) issued a Guidance Letter in 2016 in relation to suitability for listing and related Initial Public Offering vetting considerations. The Exchange notes that there have been a number of listed companies in which their controlling shareholders either changed or have gradually sold down their interests shortly after the minimum regulatory lock-up period of 12 months following a new listing. These issues also raise questions regarding the reasons and justification for their listings.

(This article is reprinted from APERCU (August 2016 issue) with permission from BDO.)

Student matters

Top students and QP graduates for the June 2017 session

bullet Module preparation seminars for the December 2017 session
bullet Extended opening hours for the Institute's library
Event spotlight

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

On 23 September 2017, more than 140 guests attended the QP award ceremony at the Institute auditorium. The Institute presented awards to QP top candidates and scholarship recipients of the December 2016 and June 2017 sessions at the occasion. Please click here for the photo album.

Career & development

How to boost your EQ in managing your team and work

Harry Wong, Certified NLP Master Coach and Trainer at WYH International Consultancy, shares how to enhance emotional intelligence in the workplace

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

Leisure & lifestyle
Bar – For the next after-work drinks with colleagues, try The Old Man, a new bar concept sweeping Ernest Hemingway fans and drink connoisseurs into a world inspired by the American novelist.
Buy – Frequent business travellers will appreciate the importance of ultra-durable luggage. TUMI’s 19 Degree aluminum collection boasts strength as well as a modern and stylish sculpted aluminum shell that makes it easy to spot at baggage claim.

Theatre – The Olivier and Tony Award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert debuts in Hong Kong this month at the Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

Gifts – With Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner
(4 October), here is our quick selection of mooncakes to give to business partners or clients.

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





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

Practical experience
Submit CPA membership applications by 2 January 2018.
We welcome 25 authorized employers and 57 authorized supervisors to the Institute's practical experience scheme.

Industry news

CPA for NGO: advisory service kicks off. On 6 September 2017, the "CPA for NGO" programme launched the six-month pilot run of a pro-bono advisory service, pairing our Accountant
Ambassadors with small NGOs to offer professional advice on accounting, governance, and risk
management issues. Click here to see pictures from the event and here to learn more about the programme.

Books of the month
Several notable books, e-books and e-journals on financial statements analysis 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, which provide great networking opportunities 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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