Issue no. 714 (25 October 2018)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  2018 SMP Symposium  

Attend the SMP Symposium on 30 Nov to get updates on topical issues affecting small- and medium-sized practitioners, including taxation, major financial reporting and auditing standards, legislation affecting companies, proposed changes to the Practical Experience Framework, practice review and compliance matters, as well as recent development of the Institute and the International Federation of Accountants. There is also a session to meet the Legislative Council Functional Constituency - Accountancy Member, the Honourable Kenneth Leung.

      New website launching soon  
      The Institute is pleased to announce that it will launch a new look for its website in mid-November. Stay tuned for more updates.  

Hong Kong's changing tax landscape
Join the evening seminar on 8 Nov highlighting key aspects of the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.6) Ordinance 2018 including the reconciling source principles and transfer pricing, and the impact of changing legislation on acceptable tax structures and on tax controversy landscape.

Workshop for audit staff and senior
Enrol in the workshop starting on 12 Nov which teaches participants the principles and requirements of Hong Kong Standards on Auditing.

Entrepreneurs sharing forum
At the Entrepreneurs sharing forum on 15 Nov, a panel of successful entrepreneurs will share their insights and stories about building a business. Come along and get inspired by experienced entrepreneurs!

Last call to join the seminar on 2 Nov about DISC personality assessment and how it can help to identify suitable employees during interviews based on the personality analysis.

Don’t miss the workshop on 12 Nov to learn about the opportunities and challenges facing Chinese manufacturers, and the impact of the recent major macroeconomic shifts playing out in the region.

Attend the seminar on 19 Nov to understand the impact of the China and U.S. trade war and what companies can do to mitigate the adverse impact of the current tariff environment while highlighting the potential opportunities.

The seminar on 22 Nov will cover the common valuation items in an initial public offering, notifiable transactions and relevant disclosure requirements.

Hong Kong FinTech Week 2018
The Hong Kong FinTech Week 2018 is coming up on 29 Oct. Don't miss this leading FinTech event in town. Sign up now to enjoy 15% discount.

CUHK conference on financial technology
What happened when Wall Street met Main Street? Join the free Chinese University of Hong Kong conference on financial technology on 30 Oct to hear from the academia and industry professionals.
Invitation to comment

The Institute is conducting a post-implementation review of its Small and Medium Sized Entity Financial Reporting Framework and Financial Reporting Standard, and requests for your feedback by 18 Feb. Roundtable discussions are being organized for stakeholders to provide verbal feedback — more details soon.

Oxfam Trailwalker

Seven Institute teams led by Albert Au (team no. 8031), Ellen Cheng (8032), Juni Ngai (8033), Pearl Chau (8086), Francis Yuen (0065), Percy Poon (0066) and Frenda So (0067), will participate in Oxfam Trailwalker this year. To support them, please make donations to Oxfam by clicking on their team no. above, or consider signing up to join the support team over the weekend.

Submit your marathon registration ID

If you have successfully enrolled in the Standard Chartered Marathon on 17 Feb, don't forget to submit your registration ID to help the Institute win the "Most Supportive Group Award".

Recruiting football team members

Take pride in representing the Institute in the cross border football competition in Guangzhou on 2 Dec. Shortlisted members will play against accounting professionals from Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Submit your name before 9 Nov for selection.


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