CPA insights

Beyond numbers

Lanco Leung, Senior Internal Auditor of Swire Group, says accountancy is one of the most diverse careers as CPAs need to understand all aspects of business. She appreciates the QP equipping her with not just technical knowledge, but also all enabling skills that CPAs need in their working life.
Tech source
Corporate treasury centre policy and global business

Among the Global Fortune 500 List 2018, the largest companies in the world, 120 are Chinese corporations and China ranked number two after the United States. Companies increasingly need to set up a Corporate Treasury Centre in Hong Kong to support their treasury activities and centralize their international treasury management functions. In this article, Mr. Peter Wong, Executive Board Member of Treasury Markets Association, discusses the key concepts of the Corporate Treasury Centre, its application and outlook.

Student matters
Studentship renewal 2019
bullet Collect QP graduation certificates (June 2018 session)
Event spotlight

HKICPA Career Forum 2018

On 7 October 2018, the Institute organized its 11th Career Forum at Hong Kong Science Park. Over 600 participants attended the forum activities including Accounting Plus focus groups, career-oriented workshops, employer exhibition and luncheon with CPAs.

The forum was an interactive half-day event which gave participants a real taste of Accounting Plus and offered them the chance to learn how the accountancy profession is "The Critical Piece" of our society. Please click here to view the forum highlights.

Career & development

How to use Linkedln Groups for lead generation

Actively participating in LinkedIn Groups can help you grow your network, amplify your content’s visibility, and help you reach your perfect prospects, says the Marketing Manager, Tax and Accounting at Thomson Reuters.

(The article is reprinted from
October 2017 issue.)

Leisure & lifestyle
FunA great European Carinval and Circus return to the Central Harbourfront.
Eat – Five Guys is now open in Hong Kong, its first ever branch in Asia. The restaurant from the United States brings its original menu of tasty handcrafted burgers to the city.


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


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

Annual career survey

The Institute is conducting the annual Career Survey to seek your help in identifying opportunities where the Institute can better serve students' needs. Participants who complete the survey will be able to register for the lucky draw to win one of 21 fabulous prizes, including a GoPro HERO6 video camera, Apple iWatch, Ricoh THETA SC Action Camcorder, JBL Pulse 3 Wireless Speaker. The survey closes at 11:59 p.m. on 6 January 2019.

Position paper on changes to practical experience framework

The Institute issued the Position Paper on Changes to Practical Experience Framework on
28 November 2018, which sets out the changes to the Practical Experience Framework under the new QP. The revised framework enhances the flexibility of the practical experience requirements, strengthens the quality assurance of the Authorized Employer and Authorized Supervisor system, and promotes communication through an online system. Visit the dedicated webpage to learn more.

Practical experience
Submit CPA membership applications by 7 January 2019 .
We welcome 17 new authorized employers and 40 new authorized supervisors to the Institute's practical experience scheme.

Industry news

At the special council meeting following the AGM on 13 December 2018, Law Fu Yuen, Patrick, Deputy Assurance Leader of EY Hong Kong and Macau, was elected as the Institute's new President. The new Vice Presidents are Kong Chi How, Johnson and Lam Chi Yuen, Nelson. Click to see the full Council and press releases.

Books of the month
Several notable books, e-books and e-journals on Blockchain 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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