Issue no. 539 (17 April 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  A Plus – Liebherr (HK) Managing Director, CPAs on TVB and more  

In March issue, Francis Kwok, Managing Director of construction equipment maker Liebherr (Hong Kong), talks about building sector prospect and his wide and globe-trotting career as a CPA. Other stories include: ICAS Chief Executive interview, China state-owned enterprises reform, restructuring experts come to the spotlight following the ATV saga, and the energetic TVB drama showcasing young CPAs. Click here to read.

Cocktail receptions in Shanghai and Beijing

Come to our cocktail receptions in Shanghai and Beijing to meet the President and leadership team if you will be there on 6 and 7 May respectively. Enrol with our Beijing office by 30 April.

Regulatory findings on financial reporting quality

The workshop on 11 May will talk about Hong Kong regulatory practices and key findings identified by various regulators in their monitoring programmes towards listed companies and their auditors. +


President interview with Cable TV

At the interview with Cable TV's "Money Café" on 1 April, President highlighted a number of important issues facing the profession, including audit regulatory reform, work opportunities in China, career prospect for young graduates and working hour.

Financial reporting standards refresher course

The June course will highlight financial statement presentation and disclosure requirements for various significant issues, recognition and measurement of assets and liabilities, consolidation of accounts and business combinations and more. +

Advance pricing arrangements and automatic exchange of information

IRD Deputy Commissioner will talk about this at the Taxation Faculty seminar on 27 April.

Valuation in disputes

The Forensic Interest Group seminar on 23 April will explain the valuation concepts, main valuation approaches and applications.

Corporate finance series

The series held between May and June will cover two case studies workshops on commercial lending and application of interest rate derivatives. +

Success factors for business

Enrol in the seminar on 4 May to learn more about critical success factors for decision making and tools for planning and budgetary control. +

Doing business with French companies: tax tips and pitfalls

Come join the seminar on 12 May to learn more about the French corporate tax system and tax issues and pitfalls when investing in France or advising French-related companies in Hong Kong. +

Reminder: PICIG cocktail

Last call to sign up for the Property, Infrastructure and Construction Interest Group cocktail on 23 April.

Support Yuen Long District students

Employers are encouraged to offer work opportunities to Yuen Long District secondary school students for two weeks starting from mid-July through the Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services internship programme to widen their horizon. Submit your reply by 4 May.

Badminton fun night
Come play with Institute team at the badminton fun night on 15 May at Smithfield Sports Centre. An experienced coach will provide basic training.

Tennis training
The tennis course starting in early June will provide a structural training for beginners.

Don't miss the singing technique class starting in May to sharpen your vocal skills.

Last call to join the CPA basketball competition expected to begin in mid-May. Enrolment deadline has been extended to 21 April.

Institute comments on IASB exposure draft
Click to see our comments on IASB exposure draft Clarification and Measurement of Share-based Payment Transactions.

Members' handbook update
Members' handbook update 167 contains revised Preface to Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards.
RSCP annual dinner
Come join the RSCP annual dinner on 23 May at The Grand Stage to mingle with members of other professional bodies. It will be held in conjunction with the RSCP singing contest, so you can also cheer for our CPA singers. Guest judges include veteran composer, Michael Lai and pop singer, Alfred Hui.

CPA bridge tournament
Sign up for the CPA bridge tournament on 23 May to compete in this tactful card game.

Snooker events
Come to the snooker fun day on 16 May to explore the fun of this cue sport. There will be trick shot demonstration and tips from experienced players.

The snooker training courses will start on 17 May where beginner and intermediate classes are available.

Trail walking practices
A series of trailwalker practices will take place in April and May for you to train up for the Oxfam Trailwalker in November.

New discount offers
China Institute of Culture – discount on its publication Report on Cooperation and Development of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau (粵港澳合作報告) and magazine New Perspectives on Chinese Culture (國學新視野).

Clean Air Hong Kong – discount on its full range of Blueair air purifier and filter replacements.


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