Issue no. 685 (29 March 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Council meeting minutes


To increase the transparency of Council, abridged minutes of Council meetings are now available in the members' area of the website. The minutes for January are available now. Click here and login to your account to view them.

Right Today, Better Tomorrow
Speakers at the compliance forum on 18 Apr will discuss how a focus on compliance can enhance the quality of CPAs' work. The forum will cover common pitfalls in the performance of professional work, analysis of previous disciplinary cases and tips on strengthening assurance work and identifying ethical issues.

A Plus – Speaking up for Hong Kong
The March issue of A Plus features interviews with the Institute's tax experts on Hong Kong's proposed transfer pricing rules; the shifts required to build millennial-friendly corporate cultures; and an interview with millennial accounting thought leader, Danetha Doe, on the future of accounting.

Capital markets series
Enrol in the capital markets series in April where experts will provide insights on matters such as acquisition deals in China and updates on regulatory developments in Hong Kong.

Risk management
The executive programme starting on 14 Apr will help you understand risk management from the perspective of board directors with topics such as the latest developments in corporate risks, directors' regulatory requirements, the skills needed to enhance corporate governance, and suggested strategies for directors to follow when performing their roles.

Enrol in the seminar on 10 Apr for the critical considerations on key performance indicators in environmental, social and governance reporting.
The seminar on 12 Apr will cover the elements in Hong Kong capital markets that could be improved upon to enhance its position as the hub for Real Estate Investment Trust listing.
Last call for the seminar on 10 Apr on Manager-In-Charge regime & guidance on corporate advisory work on valuations.

Members rate for the CFA Institute Annual Conference
Institute members can enjoy a special rate at the 71st CFA Institute Annual Conference from 13 to 16 May. Topics will cover behavioral finance, alternative investing, investing in China and India and more. Register online using the code "ANN18-S1" to enjoy the special offer.

Member discount for SEC Conference: Accounting & Reporting Update for US Companies
A special discount is available for members attending the SEC Conference: Accounting & Reporting Update for US Companies on 11 and 12 Jun in Shanghai. Use code "SPK184HKI1" when registering to receive the discount.
to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.
United Nations sanctions notices
Gazettal of Terrorists and Terrorist Associates under United Nations (Anti-terrorism Measures) Ordinance (Cap. 575) as designated by the UN Security Council 1988 Committee on 16 Feb 2017 and the Security Council 1267/1989/2253 Committee on 6 Mar 2018 respectively. This also revokes the previous notice published on 2 Mar. Please click here for the press release issued by the Security Council Committee.

Gazettal of Namelist under United Nations Sanctions (Somalia) Regulation published on 16 Mar.

Gazettal of Namelist under the United Nations Sanctions (Sudan) Regulation 2013 published on 23 Mar.

International updates

The March IASB update and the IFRIC update are now available.

IFAC Global SMP Survey

Are you a senior professional in a small- or medium-sized accounting practice? Share your challenges, responses to technology developments and talent management initiatives in the 2018 IFAC Global SMP Survey.


Don't forget to enroll to the fitness and stretching training from April to May to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


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