CPA insights


Roger Wang, relationship manager of Industrial Bank Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Branch says his accounting qualifications give him the edge in his career in banking. He finds the CPA qualification provides a range of skills that allow him to excel.

Tech source
Baited traps in an auditor's morning

Dr. Annie Mok Yuet-ngo of City University of Hong Kong and
Dr. Olivia Leung of the University of Hong Kong discuss examples of situations that may lead to a potential violation of ethics which would affect the auditor's independence. In this article, learn the five categories of threats to compliance with the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and the safeguards to minimize ethical threats.

Student matters

Top students and QP graduates for the June 2018 session

bullet Module preparation seminars for the December 2018 session
bullet Extended opening hours for the Institute's library
Event spotlight

Award ceremony for QP top students and scholarship recipients

On 22 September 2018, more than 150 guests attended the QP award ceremony at the Institute auditorium. The Institute presented awards to QP top candidates and scholarship recipients of the December 2017 and June 2018 sessions at the occasion. Please click here for the photo album.

Career & development

How to create team synergy and foster a happier workplace

Harry Wong, FCPA, Certified LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Facilitator at WYH International Consultancy shares how to better manage younger team members.

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

Leisure & lifestyle
Music – Between Music, the world’s first underwater five-piece band from Denmark, is bringing their concert “AquaSonic” to Hong Kong.
Drink – The city’s biggest annual craft beer festival Beertopia is back for its seventh year in a row, bringing over 250 different craft beers and serving craft beer-inspired cocktails from around the world.

Exhibition – A diverse selection of both ancient and modern women’s footwear is currently on display at Pacific Place. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain, a one-month installation, part of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s exhibition tour, and showcases over 140 pairs of shoes from across the world.

Eat – Dig into world-class Nordic cuisine right in the heart of Hong Kong at the The Flying Elk. Having recently opened in July, the renowned Stockholm establishment is the concept of three-Michelinstar chef Björn Frantzén, and is the chef’s second restaurant in the city after Frantzén’s Kitchen.

(The article is reprinted from A-Plus September 2018 issue.)


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

Practical experience
Submit CPA membership applications by 7 January 2019.
We welcome 26 authorized employers and 53 authorized supervisors to the Institute's practical experience scheme.

Industry news

More than 700 members and guests joined the 69th National Day celebration dinner for the accounting profession on
4 September 2018. The guests of honour this year were Tan Tieniu, Deputy Director, the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; Yang Yirui, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR; and Joseph Chan, Acting Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury. Click here to see some of the highlights of the evening.

Books of the month
Several notable books, e-books and e-journals on Competition and Antitrust Laws 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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