Issue no. 693 (1 June 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  A Plus – taking control  
The May issue of A Plus features interviews with CPAs sharing their experiences and opportunities gained from taking the Institute's Financial Controllership Programme, and with the Executive Vice President of Sage Asia Pacific; and articles on the rise of emerging market multinational companies, and the impact of new anti-money laundering requirements on small and medium sized practices.

Fly high with the Financial Controllership Programme 2018

Let your career take flight with the Financial Controllership Programme starting in mid-June. This unique, tailor-made, programme will equip you with the practical and technical skills required of a financial controller and enable you to add value to your employer's business. Enrol in the full programme by 6 Jun or by individual module.


Council meeting minutes

The abridged minutes from the April Council meeting are now available for members to read. Click here and login to your account to view them.

Inland Revenue Board of Review invites members
Please submit nominations for the Inland Revenue Board of Review by 11 Jun to the Institute's Advocacy and Practice Development Department under the subject "Board of Review nomination".

Fostering innovation through effective conflict management

Enrol in the workshop on 25 Jun to learn the skills in managing and resolving conflicts constructively and confidently.

Courses on structuring convertible bonds

Enrol in the e-learning course and follow-up face-to-face seminar on 26 Jun to gain practical tips on how to structure and issue a convertible bond in the best interest of a listed company.

MBIG seminar: The Opening of China Financial Markets and RMB Internationalization

Join the Mainland Business Interest Group seminar on
29 Jun where Ms. Rose Kay, Head of RMB Solutions, Hong Kong and Taiwan, Standard Chartered Bank, will
talk about the key regulatory themes in the Mainland expected to develop this year. She will also share her observations on the opportunities and challenges arising from the market's opening, as well as the latest developments on RMB internalization and key reforms.

Final call to the workshop on 19 Jun on positive management strategies and the establishment of strength-based teams to raise team performance.
Don’t forget to enrol in the seminar on 20 Jun for an overview of the Competition Ordinance and its legal implications for business owners, firms and employees.

Information session for independent assessors

Register for the Hong Kong Deposit Protection Board's information sessions on 4 Jul for independent assessors to strengthen your understanding of the requirements in the Guideline on Information Required for Determining and Paying Compensation.

IAE Greater Bay Area Forum

The Institute of Accountants Exchange Greater Bay Area Forum 2018 will take place on 16 Jun. Topics in this free event include: the opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovative technology, and other industries arising from the Greater Bay Area initiative.

ACCA Hong Kong Annual Conference

The ACCA Hong Kong Annual Conference 2018: Discover and Empower – Unleashing Hong Kong’s potential as world-class smart economy will take place on 16 Jun. The conference will cover Hong Kong's strategic position in the Greater Bay Area and the future developments that will shape the way finance professionals operate. Institute members can register at the discounted rate of HK$1,600.

Poznań University of Economics and Business survey

The Poznań University of Economics and Business in Poland is conducting a research on the application of skepticism in auditors from different countries. Members are invited to take part in the questionnaire.

IASB update

The May IASB Update and workplan are now available.

Invitation to comment

The Institute is seeking comments on the IESBA Consultation Paper Professional Skepticism – Meeting Public Expectations by 13 Jul.

RSCP Annual Dinner and Singing Competition

Congratulations to our Champion singer Natalie Tam for winning the solo category at the RSCP Singing Competition on 26 May. More than 180 attendees including our President Eric Tong, Vice-President Patrick Law and members enjoyed the night with exciting performances of the singing contestants including lawyers, barristers, doctors, dentists, architects and surveyors. Click to see photos.

Dance events
Join the next round of beginner jazz classes on 16 Jun in Mongkok.
Dance and dine at the monthly dance dinner on 22 Jun at 百樂會 in Tsim Sha Tsui.

Trailwalker practice

The Oxfam Trailwalker practice sessions will continue in June and July. Click here for details and enrolment.

Tennis training courses

Come join the tennis training course starting in late June and learn from a professional coach. Elementary and intermediate sessions are available.

to CPD learning centre and events calendar for more activities.

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