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Issue no. 659 (15 September 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

President's Dinner


Bernard Chan, Convenor of the Non-Official Members of the Executive Council, was this year's guest of honour at the annual President's Dinner held on 13 Sept. The dinner gathering, attended by past presidents, Council members, committee chairs and senior management, invites leading figures of the Hong Kong community to share perspectives on issues affecting the profession and the city. Click to see photos.

Consequence of non-compliance with CPD requirements

The Professional Accountants Ordinance requires members to comply with the CPD requirements as a condition for membership renewal. Non-compliance will result in non-renewal of membership. Click here for details.


Lost contact

The Institute has lost contact with Lum Yuen Kwan (F04017). Please call the quality assurance hotline at 2287-7850 if you can help locate her.

Annual auditing update
The annual auditing conference on 21 Oct will cover post implementation findings of the revised auditor's report, big data analytics for auditors, investigation of root causes of audit issues, and the new ethics standards on non-compliance with laws and regulations and auditor rotation.

Potential implications of Automatic Exchange of Information
Enrol in the seminar on 12 Oct to learn more about the Common Reporting Standard, its implications for financial institutions and their customers, and the tax audit process in Hong Kong. +

Benefits of digital forensics
The seminar on 30 Oct will explain how to apply digital forensics to questions with authority, and share unique perspectives on the value of digital forensics in both investigations and litigation. +


Don't miss your last chance to enjoy the early bird enrolment discount for the annual IT conference on 14 Oct. Enrol by 15 Sept to be eligible to win an iPad!

The IT seminar on 6 Nov will discuss how customer data can be monetized and how accountants can put big data strategies into action.

FINNOVASIA: The Future of A.I. in Finance
As part of the official programme for Hong Kong FinTech Week, FINNOVASIA is taking over the mainstage to examine the artificial intelligence renaissance sweeping its way through the financial landscape. FINNOVASIA invites you to join an international lineup of leading AI experts, academics, investors, and pioneers to understand the applications and implications of “the next technological revolution.” Members can enjoy a 15% discount by entering the code: "HKICPA15".
Swimming classes
Enrol in swimming classes (every Tuesday or Thursday) at Victoria Park Swimming Pool, between October and December, if you want to improve your swimming technique with consistent training.
Briefing paper on IFRS 9
The ICAEW has published a briefing paper for analysts and other market participants on IFRS 9 Financial Instruments. The paper is accompanied by a shorter briefing note for non-technical audiences.

Discount offer
IFRS Foundation – discounted price of HK$1,162 for The Annotated IFRS® Standards July 2017 (Green Book) until 25 Sept.
CPA golf tournament
Calling all golf enthusiasts! Come join the annual CPA golf tournament on 30 Oct to compete for the Wong Tan Cup and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Trophy.

Reminder: dance events
Beginners Jazz will continue on 30 Sept in Mongkok.

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.

Discount offers
Chung Ying Theatre – 10% discount on tickets of Confucius: 63 Revisited at Kwai Tsing Theatre showing from 13 to 22 Oct.

Telford International – up to 40% discount on selected wines, and a pair of complementary crystal glasses upon spending $1,200 or more. This offer is valid until 20 Sept.


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