Issue no. 563 (8 October 2015)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Cross-straits, Hong Kong and Macau Accounting Profession Conference 2015  

The Institute will host the 10th Cross-straits, Hong Kong and Macau Accounting Profession Conference on 2 Nov. to discuss the challenges and opportunities brought by information technology to the accounting profession. HKSAR government Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun Wah will be our Guest of Honour. Registration will close on 12 Oct.

Career conference for young members
Come to the career conference on 7 Nov. to learn more about how some young members got a breakthrough in their career and get the tips on career development and updates on market trend.

Valuation of natural resources

The seminar on 19 Oct. will look into natural resources measurement and reporting, and common valuation methodologies. +


CPD tips: requirements for membership renewal

Members who joined the Institute before 1 Dec. 2012 are required to complete 120 CPD hours in the three years ending 30 Nov. 2015, of which 60 hours must be verifiable. Time is running short before the year-end membership renewal. Click to learn more about CPD requirements.

Demystifying cyber risk – perspective from an ethical hacker

Speaker of the seminar on 27 Oct. will help you understand how hackers work, and how to effectively implement security controls against cyber attacks. +

Don't miss the PAIB forum on 24 Oct. about handling challenges for PAIBs and key attributes for climbing the career ladder. Enrolment deadline has been extended to 19 Oct.

Sign up for the green planting and ESG workshop at Peng Chau on 17 Oct. organized by Young Members Committee.

Join the strategic case study workshops starting in October to sharpen your financial and management skills, business acumen and commercial awareness.

Come join the visit to the Legislative Council Complex on 7 and 14 Nov. to learn more about LegCo's work.

Last chance to enrol in the IT Conference on 17 Oct. to learn more about the role of accountants in digital age.

Survey on expectation of Qianhai

Participate in the survey on "Situation of Hong Kong profession and expectation of Qianhai" conducted by the One Country Two Systems Research Institute before 16 Oct. +

Manchester Global MBA privileges

Manchester Business School is offering three core module exemptions and discounted fee for its Manchester Global MBA to Institute members. Please contact MBS at 2588-5013 for details. +

How to prepare your children for kindergarten

This parenting seminar on 24 Oct will talk about tips for developing pre-school children and selecting kindergartens for them. +

Sailing events
Sign up for the sailing trip on 5 Dec. if you are experienced sailors with at least 18 logged sailing hours as a dinghy 420 helmsman.

Enrol in the dinghy training course in December to experience the allure of sailing.

Dance events
Enrol in the Cha Cha Cha, Jazz and Jazz Funk classes in October to explore the fun of dancing.

The October dance dinner will take place on 23 Oct. at "百樂會" in Tsim Sha Tsui. Come enjoy a night with fellow CPA dance lovers.

Discount offers
Chung Ying Theatre – 15% discount on tickets of Tuesdays with Morrie (相約星期二) in October.

The Juicy Grape – 30% discount on wines in the catalogue.

Pudao Wines – special discount on selected wines until 31 Oct.

Members' handbook updates
Update no. 173 contains revised PN 730 Guidance for Auditors Regarding Preliminary Announcements of Annual Results.
Update no. 174 relates to Effective date of HKFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
Update no. 175 contains 2015 Amendments to the HKFRS for Private Entities.

Applying materiality
Deloitte has issued a publication to help you apply materiality to financial statements. +
Merry Monday
At the Merry Monday on 2 Nov., Institute member Rainier Lam will share his experience of seeing the northern lights in Iceland and Yellowknife.

CPA singing contest

Showcase your talent at the CPA singing contest on 15 Nov. by signing up for the solo or group entries and compete for the top prizes, best stage appeal and most popular contestant awards.

Golf events

The golf day on 18 Nov. will take place at the Palm Island Resort. Take the chance to play on this golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Don't miss the CPA golf tournament on 29 Oct. to compete with fellow golf enthusiasts.

Fitness training

Come join the weekly fitness training from November to December to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Discount offers (continued)
Bloomsbury Books – extended special discounts on selected titles until 31 Aug 2016.

DataExpert Technology – extended special discounts on its data recovery services for physical and logical problems and free degaussing service for five hard drives or tapes until 30 Sept. 2016.


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