Issue no. 699 (12 July 2018)
 
  Dear members/member practices,  
     
 
 
 
  Supporting NGOs on governance and development  

The Institute sponsored and hosted the latest Hong Kong Council of Social Service NGO Directors' Luncheon on 11 Jul, as part of our "CPA for NGO" programme. The luncheons aim to promote corporate governance among board members of social services organizations. We have proudly supported the HKCSS "NGOs Governance Platform Project" as their sole strategic partner for a number of years.

Special guest Mr. David Sun, Director of Audit of HKSAR and Past President of the Institute, attended the event and spoke on “NGO Governance and Public Trust” to over 150 participants. The event was also attended by the Institute's President, Eric Tong, and Vice President, Johnson Kong. Click here for event photos.

 

Strategic finance course
The strategic finance module of the Financial Controllership Programme (FCP) aims to enhance the technical skills and practical knowledge required by a financial controller. The sessions will involve corporate and investment bankers, treasurers and CFOs, with focus on application and case studies, including end-to-end problem solving from building a framework to evaluating alternatives and implementation issues. Enrol by 8 Aug or click here to learn more about the FCP.

Project fundamentals: Achieve excellent project results

Come join the workshop on 5 Sep to learn an effective four-phase fundamental process of project management and learn how to consistently deliver successful projects.


Reminders
The seminar on 26 Jul will cover the development of family offices in Asia and provide an introduction on how to structure them.
Apply for the Specialist Designation in Insolvency by 6 Aug which is open to members who have considerable experience and competence in insolvency practice and have gained the SQ (Insolvency).
Enrol in the ERP implementation workshop series starting in September on best practices, controls and governance.

Final call to join the Financial Services Interest Group seminar on 31 Jul on technologies that drive the growth of FinTech such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Digital Business Model.


HKICS 11th Corporate Governance Conference

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) 11th biennial Corporate Governance Conference 2018 will be held at the JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong on Friday 14 Sep. Please visit the event website for the latest rundown and registration details. Institute members can enjoy the same discounted rate as HKICS members when registering for the conference.

 

Reminder

Don't forget to join the beginner or intermediate bowling training courses starting on 4 Aug at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Centre.

 
IFRS 9 Financial Instruments

A new educational webcast from the IFRS Foundation on IFRS 9 Financial Instruments is now available.


IFRIC Update

The June IFRS Interpretations Committee Update is now available.


FRSC meeting minutes

Summary of the April meeting of the Institute's Financial Reporting Standards Committee is now available.


AML procedures manual

The anti-money laundering procedures manual for accountants is now available for purchase at the Institute's 27/F service counter.

 
Tennis training courses

Join the tennis training courses starting on 7 Aug and learn from a professional coach. Elementary and intermediate sessions are available.


Fitness and stretching classes

Join the fitness and stretching training classes from August to September to maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Swimming classes

Enrol in the swimming classes to improve your techniques at the Victoria Park Swimming Pool every Tuesday or Thursday between August and October.

 

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