Issue no. 547 (11 June 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  "One Belt, One Road" and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank  

The Current Affairs Series kicks off on 22 June with Tong Xiaoling, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC in the HKSAR (外交部駐香港特別行政區特派員公署副特派員佟曉玲), discussing the "One Belt, One Road" initiative and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. The seminar has proven to be overwhelmingly popular as it was fully booked soon after start of enrolment. To accommodate more members, the Institute has increased venue capacity through screen-viewings of the seminar in additional rooms. Enrol now by clicking here.

Make a difference: CPAs supporting NGOs

The Institute held the fourth "CPAs for NGOs" seminar on 5 June to share with 105 heads and executives of social service organizations tips on setting policies and procedures for improving their governance, accountability, financial management, and human resources management, and for fulfilling the best practices guidelines set by the Social Welfare Department. Click to see photos.


A Plus refresh

To commemorate A Plus' 10th anniversary, the magazine is refreshing its content and design starting from the June issue. Watch for your new issue next week as we hope to continue to bring you enjoyable reading experience.

Youth forum – Succession to success: Developing next generation leaders

The youth forum on 4 July will discuss how young professionals overcome challenges in their respective careers and prepare themselves to become future leaders. HKSAR Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is the guest of honour.

Annual taxation update

The annual taxation update conference on 11 July will cover recent changes in tax legislation and departmental practice, Board of Review decisions and court cases, key changes in Mainland taxation, and latest developments in base erosion and profit shifting action plan.

Auditing impairment of non-financial assets

The seminar on 15 July will talk about the challenges of auditing an impairment assessment, including the application of key accounting concepts and how to apply professional judgment and scepticism. +

The vulnerability of everything – network security

Come join the Information Technology Interest Group seminar on 16 July to learn more about potential dangers in the cyber world and how to safeguard from cyber criminals and hackers.

Tightening of transfer pricing regulations on cross-border transactions

The seminar on 7 July will highlight the latest China's transfer pricing regulatory development and impact of China’s State Administration of Taxation's Bulletin 16 on cross-border transactions. +

Insolvency regime for accountants

Enrol in the seminar on 13 July to understand more about the accountants' role in the insolvency regime, duties and risks of a liquidator, and the procedures of disciplinary proceedings. +

Exchange traded funds update

Speakers of the Financial Services Interest Group seminar on 9 July will update you on latest global trends of the exchange traded funds and will share their insights on evaluating ETFs.

Apply for the Specialist Designation in Insolvency by 7 Aug., which is open for members with considerable experience in insolvency and who have obtained the SQ (Insolvency).

Subscribe the "Accounting Yearbook of China 2014" (中國會計年鑒2014年卷), “China Taxation” (中國稅務) and "International Taxation in China" (國際稅收) by 19 June. +

Invitation to comment
Send to the Institute your comments on IASB exposure drafts on Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting and Updating References to the Conceptual Framework by 14 Sept.
Merry Monday
Sign up for the Merry Monday on 6 July. Sean Kwan will speak about how to enhance your leadership skills through improvisational drama.

Elementary tennis training
The elementary tennis course commencing in July is open for enrolment.

Fitness training
Come join the weekly fitness training from July to September to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Don't miss the two photography sharing sessions in June which will talk about taking photos of portrait, milky way and deep sky object.

Don't miss the young members' summer drinks on 26 June at FLY for fun and networking.

Last call for the Jazz Funk class which will start on 19 June.

Come join the Sports and Recreation Club night on 10 July to party with other members.

Discount offer
Telford International is offering up to 26% discount on selected wines until 31 Aug. +
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