Issue no. 657 (1 September 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

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Taxation Faculty 5th anniversary cocktail
Join us on 25 Sept to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Taxation Faculty, and to meet our guest of honour, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Richard Wong Kuen-fai, JP, and other guests.

Setting the culture of ethics in business
The final module of the Financial Controllership Programme, Business Ethics, will highlight the important role of the financial controllers in fostering a strong culture of ethics in business and instilling ethical values in their finance teams. Enrol by 18 Sept or click here for details about the FCP.

China's further tax reduction
Come to the seminar on 14 Sept to learn about the latest tax incentives offered by the Chinese government to alleviate the financial burden on companies and to support innovation. +

From CPA to CPA Plus
Held on 30 Sept and 14 Oct, this programme will feature 4 modules tailored for financial professionals to build a systematic business mindset, from financial investment theory to practical application. +

IT Conference – Early bird enrolment
Come to this year's IT Conference on 14 Oct, to gain knowledge on emerging business opportunities and reducing costs through new technologies. To enjoy the early-bird discount enrol by 15 Sept.

Free webinar and information session for SMPs
Don't miss the following free events to gain knowledge of cloud accounting and data analytics:
Introduction to Cloud Accounting
(7 September 2017)
Data Analytics in Small and Medium Sized Practices
(4 October 2017)

Register for the next Corporate Finance Interest Group seminar on 11 Sept, to understand how FinTech is disrupting the corporate finance ecosystem. +
Join the Institute's Mainland Business Interest Group and Property, Infrastructure and Construction Interest Group joint seminar on 13 Sept, to learn about the changing landscape of the China retail real estate market. +
The seminar on 26 Sept will cover China's development and practice in big data, recent trends in information technology for Chinese tax bureau auditing, and how to leverage technology to build an accurate and efficient tax function. +

Gap analysis survey
The Standing Committee on Language Education and Research is looking for employers / employees willing to provide feedback on their requirements and expectations for English competency in those aged 20-29. Please email Policy 21 Limited for further information.
Recruiting team members
Put forward your name if you are interested in representing the Institute at the cross border football and table tennis competitions on 22 Oct and other external competitions. The selection criteria are based on player's skills, past results and sportsmanship.
Members' handbook update
Update No. 205 relates to the amendments to HKAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements, HKAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows and HKAS 12 Income Taxes.

Investor and preparer views on hot topics in financial reporting
The investor and preparer advisory groups for the IASB held their joint annual meeting on 15 and 16 June. These key topics were discussed:

Disclosure Initiative – Principles of Disclosure Discussion Paper
Primary Financial Statements – comparability and flexibility in performance reporting
Post-implementation Review of IFRS 13 Fair Value Measurement
Impairment testing of goodwill
Exposure Draft Improvements to IFRS 8 Operating Segments

Bulk purchase

IFRS Foundation – discounted price of HK$1,162 for The Annotated IFRS® Standards July 2017 (Green Book) until 25 Sept.

Recruiting CPA dragon boat team members

Put forward your name if you are interested in representing the Institute at the CPA Cup National Day Celebration Dragon Boat Invitational Race on 8 Oct. +

Dance events
Intermediate level Jive and Cha Cha Cha classes will both begin on 7 Sept in Wanchai.
Beginners Jazz will continue on 30 Sept in Mongkok.
Join fellow members at the dance dinner on 15 Sept at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.
The annual dance fun night with a live band will be held on 14 Oct. Enrol now to explore the fun of dancing with fellow members.

Reminder: Moon cake making classes

Limited places are still available for the moon cake making classes for young members on 22 or 24 Sept.


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