Issue no. 721 (13 December 2018)
 
  Dear members/member practices,  
     
 
 
 
 
  Council election results and
AGM today
 

Click to see the seven members who have been elected to Council. The official results and the number of votes received by each candidate will be announced at the annual general meeting today, 5:30 p.m. at 27/F, Wu Chung House. All members are invited. The new president and vice-presidents will be elected at a special meeting afterwards. Click to see AGM notice and annual report.


Macau CPAs join expanded Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Alliance

The second meeting of Alliance firms, since its formation a year ago, was held on 10 Dec in Guangzhou. Almost 100 representatives met to welcome Macau CPA practices into the Alliance, followed by a talk on the China-United States trade war. Hong Kong's 20-person delegation was led by the Institute's Vice-President, Johnson Kong. Click to see photos.

 

Renew your membership – deadline approaching

Remember to file your CPD declaration by 15 Dec to retain your membership. Click here to renew online or check your renewal status. For enquiries, please call 2893-7600 or email to renewal@hkicpa.org.hk.


Become an insolvency specialist

The Specialist Designation in Insolvency is open to members with considerable experience and competencies in insolvency practice, and who have gained the SQ (Insolvency). Holders of the Specialist Designation in Insolvency are entitled to use "SD (Insolvency)" after their names. The current application round will close on 31 Jan.


How to structure your e-commerce business in the global tax landscape
At the 3 Jan evening seminar, the speakers will focus on the tax issues surrounding electronic sale of goods, and will share updates and changes of the tax landscapes in the United States, Mainland China and the European Union.

FSIG cocktail reception – Predicting investor behaviours by blood type
At the Financial Services Interest Group annual cocktail reception on 16 Jan, Fred Wong, Founder and Alchemist Apprentice of Artificial Intelligence Hong Kong, will share the secret of how people of the four blood types utilize their left and right brain to make decisions, and how they are related to different investment styles – individualist, guardian, celebrity, and adventurer. The reception is also a great opportunity to mingle and network with fellow members early in the New Year.

Corporate Finance Series
The Corporate Finance Series from January to February will cover a wide range of corporate finance topics and key financial decisions faced by organizations, including the applications and practical issues in corporate financial management in the fast-changing capital market and their implications to accountants.

Environmental, Social and Governance Series
Enrol in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Series from January to February which covers an overview of ESG reporting and greenhouse gas accounting/carbon trading, interpretation of ESG rating and responses, as well as how environmental due diligence affects merger and acquisition deal conditions.

CGMA Finance Leadership Program – Special offer to QP-qualified Institute members
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is offering its CGMA Finance Leadership Program from 24-26 Jan to Institute members who have qualified through the Institute's Qualification Programme (QP), i.e. those who have completed all Modules A to D and the Final Examination, at a discounted rate.

Reminder: Career Survey
Complete the Institute's Career Survey by 22 Dec and enter the lucky draw for a chance to win one of 15 prizes, including a Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link and an Apple Watch.
 
IFRIC Update

The November IFRIC Update is now available.


AML notice

Visit the Institute's anti-money laundering dedicated webpage for the updated lists of terrorists, terrorist associates and relevant persons/entities under United Nations sanctions.

 
Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong's invitational tournaments

Congratulations to champion team of Kenneth Lam and Thomas Tsang who won the open men's doubles table tennis tournament on 17 Nov at the invitational tournaments organized by the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong. Kenneth Kwan and Tommy Wong also came second in the open men's doubles tennis tournament on 14 Oct. In addition, the Institute won the "Best Team Spirit Award" (最具合作精神獎). Click to see full results and photos.


Golf day

Join the golf day and tee off with your fellow members at Phoenix Hill Golf Club in Dongguan on 26 Jan.


Reminders

Don't miss the 4th mini bridge tournament on 29 Dec to gain tournament experience.

Last chance to show your support to the seven Institute teams (8031, 8032, 8033, 8086, 0065, 0066 and 0067) who took part in the Oxfam Trailwalker 2018 by making a donation to Oxfam before 18 Dec.

 

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