Issue no. 628 (27 January 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  A Plus – New auditor's report  

The January issue looks at how CPAs are preparing for the new auditor’s report which will bring new responsibilities in terms of judgment and communication. The magazine also covers: interviews with Hospital Authority chairman and Link Asset Management chairman, technology investment strategies for CFOs and CPA photographers sharing their best shots. Click here to read.

Corporate governance roundtable
Companies Registry's corporate governance roundtable will take place on 13 March, highlighting how good corporate governance is keeping Hong Kong as a leading global financial and business centre. Enrol by 13 Feb. to enjoy the early bird discount of 50%.

ForensIG debate and spring cocktail
Come join the Forensics Interest Group debate and spring cocktail on 16 Feb. This year's debate topic will focus on the leaks of Panama Papers. A cocktail and networking session will follow the debate.

Blessings for the Year of the Rooster
The Institute wishes you, your family, friends and colleagues a year rich in health, happiness and success. Click to see the greeting e-card.

Holiday break for e-circular
The e-circular will be suspended for one week over the Chinese New Year holidays and will resume in the week of 6 Feb.

Changing outlook of global mobility
The seminar under BEPS series on 10 Feb. will cover impact of BEPS from the perspective of global mobility, and Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau's consultation paper on measures against BEPS.

ESG reporting – turning questions into answers
Register to the seminar of ESG series on 7 March, which will help you understand the complex key performance indicator calculations and how ESG reporting strategies can bring sustainable business benefits.

How do mobile apps help improve productivity of enterprise
Enrol in the seminar under IT series on 22 Feb. to learn more about business opportunities in mobile enterprise, future development of mobile apps and how technology will further change the world.

Budgeting, planning and financial forecasting
Sign up for the workshops on 30 March or 10 May to learn more about IBM Planning Analytics, which offers a unified and automated budgeting approach for integrating operational and financial planning. +

Come meet the Institute's new leadership team and senior management at the cocktail reception if you are in Guangzhou on 7 Feb.
Get insights from prominent economists on China economic outlook under Trumponomics at the seminar on 18 Feb. +
Learn more about green bonds' potential benefits for issuers and investors, and how they are relevant to Hong Kong market at the seminar on 20 Feb. +
How to merge open data, design and mobile technology to create application for a smart city? Come to the seminar on 21 Feb. to learn more. +
Dragon boat team recruitment

The Institute's dragon boat team is recruiting new members for the 2017 race season. Training will start on 19 Feb. in Sai Kung. Selection of team members will be based on members' performance, commitment and team spirit during training. +

3-on-3 basketball competition

The 3-on-3 basketball competition will take place on 4 March at Tai Wo Hau Sports Centre. Form a team to compete in this fast-paced streetball game.

Golf day

Come join the golf day at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course on 13 March where South and East Courses are available for players of different levels.

Enhancing organizational reporting
This IFAC policy position paper emphasizes the importance and usefulness of reporting broad-based information beyond what is provided in traditional financial reporting.

IASB Update and work plan

The January IASB Update covers a narrow-scope amendment to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments on symmetric prepayment options, the post-implementation review of IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement, and IFRS 16 Insurance Contracts (which will be issued in May instead of March). The IASB work plan has also been updated.

Insurance contract webinar

This IASB webinar provides an overview of tentative decisions on the forthcoming insurance contracts standard in its November 2016 board meeting. The decisions will be reflected in the finalized new standard.

Reminder: bulk purchase discount

Last chance to order the 2017 IFRS® Standards - Consolidated without Early Application (Blue Book) by 2 Feb. to enjoy a 10% bulk purchase discount. +

CPA football competition winners

HLB won the championship of the CPA football competition concluded on 22 Jan., by beating EY 3:1. Click to see results and photos.

Last call to enrol in the calligraphy class on the writing method of Xing Shu (行書 - 蘭亭序) starting on 9 Feb.
Don't miss the golf day at Phoenix Hill Golf Club in Dongguan on 18 Feb. to enjoy an outbound golf trip.

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