Issue no. 675 (19 January 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  

CFO Forum on HKFRS/IFRS 17
Insurance Contracts


To CFOs of Hong Kong insurers: The Institute and the IASB invite you to this forum on 29 Jan. You will have the opportunity to speak directly with representatives of the Institute and IASB, including IASB Chairman Hans Hoogervorst, about the big-picture changes and rationale for HKFRS/IFRS 17.

Tips on improving corporate governance
Join the Best Corporate Governance Awards series on 6 Feb for tips on how the Awards panel assesses the quality of corporate governance.

Update on anti-corruption and fraud regulation
Enrol in the lunch seminar on 7 Feb to learn about the underlying global guidance and programmes, as well as the effective elements of internal control environment.

Latest administrative guidance on withholding tax in China
Enrol in the seminar on 8 Feb regarding the State Administration of Taxation's new guideline on the administration of withholding tax.

European Union General Data Protection Regulation – A Hong Kong perspective
Enrol in the seminar on 27 Feb to learn more about the requirements of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation, covering international data transfers, mandatory data protection officer requirement, data controller accountability and data processor obligations.

e-Series on management accounting
This new e-Series on management accounting in partnership with CIMA covers four topics: balanced scorecard, key performance indicators, commercial skills for accountants, and best practices for budgeting and planning.

Interview skills: Hiring the right talents
The soft-skills workshop on 5 Feb will talk about the process of hiring and skills required to hire the right people through interviews. It covers the three phases of recruitment including pre-interview preparation, interviewing process and post-interview evaluation.

Come to the 2018 Financial Services Interest Group cocktail reception on 5 Feb to understand the implication of the recent U.S. tax revolution for Asia, as well as network with fellow members in the new year.
Don't miss the seminar on 6 Feb to learn how to handle estimated protective assessments issued by the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department and practical approach in handling and speeding up the tax audit cases in Hong Kong.

Cross-border investment services mission to Tianjin and Qingdao
Come join the mission organized by HKTDC connecting Hong Kong financial and professional services companies with mainland enterprises seeking partners for their overseas investment and business expansion interests. You will have the opportunity to participate in a series of seminars, company visits, one-to-one business matching sessions and other networking activities. Click here for details and enrol by 31 Jan.

Investment programme
Hong Kong Economic Times and ET Business College offer a special rate for CPAs to join Tao Dong’s investment programme on 1 Feb.
Members' handbook update

Update no. 213 relates to amendments to HKAS 28 Investment in Associates and Joint Ventures.

Institute's comment on IASB Exposure Draft

The Institute commented on the IASB Exposure Draft ED/2017/5 Accounting Policies and Accounting Estimates and ED/2017/6 Definition of Material.

Photo shooting at the Standard Chartered Marathon

Remember to wear the Institute's t-shirt at the marathon races this Sunday and give a big smile to our staff and photographers who will be at the starting points in Tin Hau and Tsim Sha Tsui, as well as the cheering zone of Victoria Park (see maps), to capture your historic moments. Visit the Institute's booth at Causeway Bay Sports Ground to enjoy some hot food and take group photos.

CPA golf team recruitment

Put forward your name if you are interested in representing the Institute at the RSCP golf tournament on 28 March at the Hong Kong Golf Club. An internal selection will be held based on members' handicap and past competition records.

Play with a golf professional

Sharpen your golf skills at the "play with a golf professional" day on 17 March at the Hong Kong Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course.

Reminder: 4th mini bridge tournament

Don't forget to join the (rescheduled) 4th mini bridge tournament of the 2017 season on 3 Feb if you want to gain more tournament experience.

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