Issue no. 540 (24 April 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Remember to register so you can vote in upcoming public elections  

If you have not yet registered as an elector, please complete the form and return to the Registration and Electoral Office by 2 July so you can vote in the District Council election in November and other upcoming public elections.

If you are a registered voter and have changes about your address or personal particulars, don’t forget to update it by 25 Aug. Otherwise, your eligibility to vote may be affected. Visit the voter registration website for details.

New anti-money laundering guide published to support members

The Institute has published a revised version of Anti-Money Laundering Bulletin 1, which sets out recommended good practices to assist members in fulfilling ethical and legal obligations in relation to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing and to avoid inadvertent involvement in such activities.

Improve your ESG performance

The environmental, social and governance series in May and June will give you understanding of sustainability reporting, ESG performance and benefits of ESG management from a risk management and fund-raising perspective.


Annual report wins another global award

Following the gold for annual report writing in the Mercury Excellence Awards in February, the Institute's 2014 annual report "Growing with Hong Kong" this week clinched the silver award in the non-profit category of Astrid Awards. Both programmes come from the U.S.-based MerComm Inc, the international independent awards organization dedicated to the field of communications.

Strategic management accounting skills

Enrol in the seminar on 13 May to learn more about the leadership skills and techniques for developing strategic management accounting. +

What are the trends in China transfer pricing?

The seminar on 13 May will cover the latest trends on anti-tax avoidance in China and around the world, and the impacts to enterprises from the State Administration of Taxation's Announcement 16 about regulation of outbound related party payments. +

Things you need to know in China trade

Sign up for the seminar on 19 June which will give an overview of various credit risk mitigation tools and financing options available in China. +

Deadline to join the cocktail receptions in Shanghai and Beijing is 30 April. Register now with our Beijing office if you will be there on 6 and 7 May respectively.
Enrolment of the PRC CPA Uniform Examination will close on 30 April. Eligible HKICPA members may apply for exemption from four papers. For enquiries, please contact CICPA Hong Kong office.

Hong Kong hosts Boao Asia youth forum

"Asia in Restructuring: Vision and Action of Youth" is the theme of the Boao Asia youth forum on 20- 21 May held in Hong Kong. Enrol online by 8 May and call 3576-6555 / 2821-3322 for enquiry.

What is the future of internal auditors?

The Institute of Internal Auditors' annual conference will be held on 29 June to look into the future of the profession. Institute members get special rate. +

Equip yourself with fraud investigation skills

Institute members enjoy special rate for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' fraud investigation foundation course in May. +

Hong Kong Geopark visit
Come join the special educational guided tour on 7 June to explore the beautiful nature in Lai Chi Chong and the Grass Island of the Hong Kong Geopark. +

Ping Shan heritage trail walk
A heritage trail walk, with docent service, to Ping Shan with a "pun choi" feast will be held on 3 May for members to learn more about the old traditional lifestyle in New Territories. +

Tennis trainings
Intermediate and elementary courses will be held in mid-May and early June respectively for members to hone their skills.
Guide for segment reporting
PwC has published a guide about practical issues in applying IFRS 8 Operating Segments. +

Guide for share-based payment
EY has issued a guide on applying IFRS 2 Share-based Payment. +
RSCP table tennis competition
Institute's table tennis team came second in the RSCP table tennis competition on 5 April against the architects, barristers, doctors, lawyers and surveyors. Click to see photos.

Table tennis league
Challenge yourself to the table tennis league on 24 May, which is divided into premier, champion and mixed leagues for players of different levels.

Snooker league
Participate in the snooker league beginning on 7 June to test your skills.

CPA music night
Showcase your talent at the CPA music night on 13 June, where solo, duo or group performances are welcome. Members can get free tickets as audience, but priority is given to performers.

Dance classes
Sign up for our first K-pop MV dance held on every Friday in May and the Jazz dance on Saturday. Keep dancing to stay fit.

Don't miss the last golf day of this season on 11 May at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.

Come join the Merry Monday on 4 May, where Humphrey Wilson will share his passion for cycling.


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