Issue no. 664 (26 October 2017)
 
  Dear members/member practices,  
     
 
 
 
 
 

AGM and Council election

 

The Institute's 45th annual general meeting will take place on 14 Dec and the nominations for Council election will close at 6 p.m. on 20 Nov. Click here for more information and the AGM booklet including the summary financial statements. A hardcopy of the AGM booklet together with details about Council election will be mailed to you soon.


How to achieve verifiable CPD hours

Learning activities are counted as verifiable continuing professional development if they can be objectively verified by a source with evidence, such as an attendance record, certificate of achievement, or examination result slip. Click to learn more about how to achieve CPD hours and CPD requirements.

 

Revised auditor's reports

The Institute's standard-setting department presents a snapshot of first year experiences with revised auditor's reports. Check out key findings from a study of auditor's reports of listed entities and feedback from an online stakeholders survey.


Soft skills series
Sign up for the soft skills series from Nov to Dec focused on conflict management skills.

Sun Tzu (孫子) – The Art of War 2.0 digital workshop
The workshop on 30 Nov will focus on the applications of Sun Tzu's wisdom in the Art of War to formulate strategies for coping with the current challenges in business so that one can turn threats into opportunities.

International tax planning – Using Hong Kong as a stepping stone
Join us at the seminar 16 Nov to explore tax treaties, issues arising from overseas investment, and key international tax rules from Hong Kong's perspective.

Reminders
The seminar on 3 Nov will talk about the effects on corporate governance when companies diversify their board members.
Enrol in the seminar on 8 Nov which will explain notary services in Hong Kong through real life examples particularly relevant to accountants and auditors.
Don't miss the last chance to join the CFIG evening seminar on 9 Nov, to understand more about the HKEX proposals relating to capital raisings by listed issuers and its delisting framework.
Register for the annual Career Conference on 11 Nov to learn how to pursue a rewarding career, receive an overview of the current job market and the desirable skills recruiters look for in an exceptional candidate.
 
Group insurance programme update
The group medical and life insurance programmes for individual members and member practices have been renewed for 2017-18. Click here for the highlights of each policy.
to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.
 
October investor update

This IASB Investor Update discusses performance measures, the new revenue standard, and other IASB project updates.

 
Cross-border competition
On 22 Oct, the Institute hosted the annual cross-border competition with 220 CPAs from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Our teams came 1st in basketball and badminton, 2nd in table tennis and 3rd in football. Click here to see photos.

Golf interest group event
Click to see photos of the action at Phoenix Hill Golf Day on 21 Oct.

Reminders
Don't forget to sign up for the CPA Singing Contest on 25 Nov. In addition to the top prizes, contestants can also compete for the Best Stage Presence and Most Popular Contestant awards.
Form your own team or join as a member of a team in the bowling winter league running from Nov to Mar 2018.

Last call for the Photography Interest Group events in November. Limited places are available for group A of the photography sharing sessions and class C of the speedlight portrait classes. Hurry, places are filling quickly!

 

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