Issue no. 644 (2 June 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Knowledge sharing with NGOs  
Nearly 60 NGO board members and executives attended a "CPAs for NGOs" workshop on 25 May to learn the laws, financial reporting standards, and practical tips for preparing financial statements and annual reports to enhance information disclosure and communications with stakeholders. Our accountant ambassadors also joined in the small group discussions to share their expertise with NGOs.

Receiving Ministry of Finance delegation

A delegation led by Wang Peng, Vice Director General of the MOF Accounting Department (財政部會計司王鵬副司長), visited the Institute on 23 May to exchange views with the leadership team on current issues affecting the profession. Click to see photos.


Becoming an insolvency specialist

The Specialist Designation in Insolvency is open to members with considerable experience and competencies in insolvency practice, and who have gained the SQ (Insolvency). The current round of applications will close on 7 Aug.

Updated PRC advertising law
The compliance series seminar on 21 June will focus on the updated PRC advertising law, frequently violated rules, related law enforcement regimes, and basic skills necessary to respond to enforcement actions. +

Register for the Financial Services Interest Group's seminar on 9 June to learn more about cryptocurrencies.
Join the soft skills seminar on 16 June to learn how to present your ideas with high impact.
Don’t miss the Corporate Finance Interest Group's seminar on 22 June, to obtain an overview of collective investment scheme and look at the latest issues and trends.

Risk Management Conference 2017
Members will receive a 10% discount to the Risk Management Conference 2017 by quoting "ERM6-HKICPA" in the "Membership Org" field on the online registration form.
Dance events
Jive and Rumba elementary classes will commence on 15 June and Jazz class for beginners will continue on 24 June.
Enrol in the monthly dance dinner on 23 June at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Golf day

Enjoy a weekend golf day on 24 June at Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course. +

Ngong Ping Geo tour

Come join the guided educational tour on 25 June to explore the natural wonders and to learn about the unique rock formations at Ngong Ping. +

Comments on IESBA exposure draft

The Institute commented on IESBA's Exposure Draft Improving the Structure of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants – Phase 2.

Academic research on IFRS 13
The IASB is calling for applications to review existing academic literature on the effect of implementing IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement. Click here to learn how to apply.
Badminton fun night

Come join the fun night on 28 June, at Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park Sports Centre, where an experienced coach will provide basic training. +

Snooker league

Compete in the mixed gender snooker league beginning on 2 July. +

Reminder: Joint professional networking party

Don't miss the party on 30 June for young members to enjoy a night out and mingle with members of other professional bodies. +


Quick links:
A Plus Facebook
Technical resources LinkedIn
SMP and SME resource centre At-a-glance calendar
CPD learning resource centre Change personal information
Hong Kong CPA Practice Directory Visit our website
HKICPA Source Email us
See past e-circulars  

For general enquiry regarding content of this circular, please call 2287-7228.


If you require any technical assistance on this transmission, please contact IT support team at 2287-7800 or

Your personal data collected from the enrolment process and administration of courses will be used for the purpose of the administration of the course on which you are enrolled. Such data collected may be accessible by the Institute's officers, persons or committees processing the application and related matters. In addition, the Institute may use the collected data for statistical research and analysis and, if applicable, for validation of CPD hours. The Institute intends to use the personal data of your name, email address and correspondence address to inform you, where relevant, of CPD activities, members' benefits, goods, services, facilities and events organized or provided by the Institute or other organizations. Members and registered students may opt out of receiving such materials at any time by logging in here. Non-members may opt out of receiving such materials at any time by sending an email to the Institute at or a letter to the Institute's privacy officer. For more information about the privacy policy of the Institute, please click here.

Some sections contain information from outside sources. We endeavour to link to reputable sources but the Institute is not responsible for the accuracy of the content and the content does not necessarily represent the views of the Institute.

For merchandise discounts, please click here for terms & conditions.

This email together with the file(s) transmitted is intended solely for addressee(s) only and may contain confidential or privileged information. If you received this email in error, please contact the sender and delete it together with its attachment(s) from your computer(s). You should note that the views expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Institute. The recipient should check this email and all attachments for the presence of virus. The Institute will not accept liability for any damage caused by any viruses transmitted with this email.