Issue no. 665 (2 November 2017)
  Dear members/member practices,  

2018 Council Co-option and Committee Appointment Open for nomination


The Institute's Nomination Committee will soon begin considerations for co-option to the Council and appointment to the committees for 2018. Send in your nomination, or update the nomination record before 24 Nov. Click here to see the details.

Auditors and forensic accountants: Differences in roles and skill sets
Join us on 20 Nov where a panel of practitioners will explain the major differences between auditors and forensic accountants. +

SMP Symposium
Join the SMP Symposium on 24 Nov to get updated on topical issues affecting SMPs, including taxation, upcoming major financial reporting standards, anti-money laundering regime, technology, cybersecurity and data privacy, practice review and compliance, as well as Institute's recent developments. There is also a session to meet the LegCo accountancy functional constituency member – Kenneth Leung.

The seminar on 13 Nov will discuss legal issues with employment disputes in Hong Kong.

Enrol in the soft skills workshop on 23 Nov to learn a variety of strategies and approaches for managing conflict and to apply these strategies to achieve maximum effectiveness.

Last call to join the annual Career Conference on 11 Nov to learn about pursuing a rewarding career, receive an overview of the current job market, and find out about the desirable skills recruiters look for in an exceptional candidate.

Asian Financial Forum
The Asian Financial Forum brings together some of the most influential members of the global financial and business community to discuss developments and trends in the dynamic markets of Asia. The 2018 forum will be held on 15-16 Jan. HKICPA members are eligible to receive a 40% discount with the code "MHPB384".
Submit your marathon registration ID
If you have successfully enroled in the Standard Chartered Marathon on 21 Jan, don't forget to send in your registration ID to help the Institute win the Most Supportive Group award.

Dance events
Elementary level of jive and samba classes will both begin on 9 Nov in Wanchai.
Beginners jazz will continue on 11 Nov in Mongkok.

Dance and dine at the monthly dance dinner on 17 Nov at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Discount offers
Chung Ying Theatre – 10% discount on tickets of Finale Production - Cultural Exchange Scheme in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao at Kwai Tsing Theatre showing from 30 Nov to 3 Dec.
Gilman Home Appliances – up to 60% off selected electrical appliances, including ovens, cookers, hair dryers, vacuum cleaners until 30 Dec.
IASB update

The October IASB Update has been published, and the work plan updated.

FRSC minutes
Minutes of the 237th and 238th FRSC meetings have been published.
CPA Golf Tournament
Congratulations to Michael Tung and Lee Man Lung for winning the Wong Tan Cup and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Trophy respectively at the CPA Golf Tournament on 30 Oct. Click to see full results and photos.

Become a HKAAA registered athlete
To enjoy priority entry for future Standard Chartered Marathons and other popular running events, members should join the HKAAA by affiliation with your HKICPA membership. Click here for online registration, or to reactivate your membership.

Annual Dinner early bird rate extended
The early bird discount for table reservations is extended to 10 Nov. Book now to enjoy a great evening with wine and food, performances, and a lucky draw on 5 Dec at HKCEC. Members are also welcome to sponsor a table or donate prizes.

Snooker training courses
Join the 4-session snooker training courses beginning on 26 Nov to brush up your skills or pick up a new hobby. Beginner and intermediate sessions are both available.

Table tennis doubles team league

Sign up for the table tennis doubles team league on 3 Dec to gain doubles match experience.

Reminder: PICIG evening seminar

Join the PICIG seminar on 15 Nov, to understand the origin of tai chi and its philosophy, as well as learn how to strengthen your mind and body and relieve stress.

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