Issue no. 632 (2 March 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Connecting with Shenzhen CPAs  

A delegation of the Shenzhen Institute of CPAs led by Tang Shu-kui, Director of Finance Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, visited the Institute last week to exchange views with the leadership team on issues concerning the accounting profession in the two cities. Click to see photos and news.

Be bold for change: a celebration of women with vision
Enrol in the Association of Women Accountants' seminar on 8 March which carries the theme "Dare to Dream? #BeBoldForChange A Celebration of Women with Vision". Institute President Mabel Chan is one of the speakers. +

Creating and managing budgets
The workshop under the management accounting series on 31 March will teach you techniques to manage budgets effectively and how to solve common problems and shortcomings.

China heritage and cultural class in Guangzhou
The two-day class for young members on 1-2 April in Guangzhou will cover China's diplomacy, Belt and Road strategy, latest economic development, as well as fundamental political system, organization structure and functions of the Chinese government. +

TCO benefits of cloud ERP
Join the seminar of the IT series on 15 March to learn more about the total cost of ownership benefits of cloud technology and how it can transform the finance function.

Influencing customers to increase credibility
Come join the soft skill workshop on 7 April to learn how to influence customers through techniques including a think-win-win mindset and six ethical influencing powers.

Come learn more about opportunities from Guangdong-HK-Macau big bay area in the Belt and Road Initiative and Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone at the seminar on 22 March. +
Don't miss the MBIG cocktail reception on 13 March to learn more about "Hong Kong 2030+" addressed by Secretary for Development Ma Siu-cheung, Eric.

Competition Ordinance implementation
Institute members enjoy special rates for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' breakfast seminar on implementation of the Competition Ordinance on 15 March. +
Photography gatherings

Enrol in the photography gatherings in April if you want to practise and improve your skills in travel photography by using mirrorless camera, digital camera or smartphone.

Badminton technique training

Sign up for the badminton technique training course in August to improve your strokes and tactics.

Golf trip to Phoenix Hill Golf Club

Join the outbound golf trip to Phoenix Hill Golf Club in Dongguan on 12-13 April to enjoy an unique golfing experience.

Dance events
Jazz class starting in mid-March is now open for enrolment.
The March dance dinner will take place on 24 March at "百樂會" in Tsim Sha Tsui.
IAASB work plan
The IAASB has released its work plan for 2017-2018. Strategic objectives include a continued focus on high quality audits, emerging needs of stakeholders, and collaboration with others to address relevant public interest matters.

February IASB podcast

In this IASB podcast, IASB chair and vice chair discuss changes to definition of business, narrow-scope amendments to IFRS 9 Financial Instruments and the forthcoming insurance contract standard.

FRSC and AASC meeting minutes

Minutes of the 233rd Financial Reporting Standards Committee meeting and the 362nd Auditing and Assurance Standards Committee meeting held last December have been published.

Don't forget to sign up for the first mini bridge tournament of the 2017 season on 25 March.
Last chance to enrol in the snooker training courses starting on 19 March.

Wine discount

Watson's Wine is offering up to 40% discount on selected red, white, champagne, cognac and whisky until 7 March. +

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