Issue no. 749 (11 July 2019)
  Dear members/member practices,  
  Best Corporate Governance Awards 2019 invites entries  

The Institute's Best Corporate Governance Awards 2019 are open for entry. Now in its 20th year, the awards promote a culture of good corporate governance and sustainable business practices, helping to enhance investor and public confidence in the Hong Kong capital market.
Click here for more details, including the judging criteria and entry form. The deadline for entries is 12 Aug.


Strategic finance course

The strategic finance module of the Financial Controllership Programme (FCP) will take place in August. The module will enhance the technical skills and practical knowledge required by a financial controller. The sessions led by experienced corporate and investment bankers, treasurers and CFOs, will focus on developing readily applicable skills through case studies and discussions. Participants will develop end-to-end problem solving solutions through building a framework, evaluating alternatives and considering implementation issues. Enrol by 1 Aug or click here to learn more about the FCP.

Considerations on supply chain transformation and reconfiguring manufacturing footprint
Join the seminar on 18 July for discussion and case sharing on key strategic considerations for restructuring global supply chains in light of the uncertain outcome of the Sino-U.S. trade discussions, as well as the international trade and customs considerations for relocation of production lines from Mainland China to countries in South East Asia.

How cybersecurity becomes the culture of a sustainable company
Enrol in the workshop on 6 Aug to learn about the usefulness of full-scale cybersecurity management plans for enterprises, how to apply and maintain one, and how they helps companies to mitigate cybersecurity risks.

FSIG lunch seminar – Handling regulatory investigations
The Financial Services Interest Group (FSIG) lunch seminar on 8 Aug will provide an overview of the investigative powers of financial regulators, accounting regulators and law enforcement agencies. The speaker will also analyse practical issues that may be faced by accounting firms and individual accountants when handling investigations by such agents.

Last chance to join the seminar on 24 July to learn about the latest cybersecurity threats, privacy issues, laws and regulations.

Don't miss this application round for the Specialist Designation in Insolvency by 6 Aug which is open to members who have considerable experience and competency in insolvency and have gained the SQ (Insolvency).

Don't forget the workshop on 15 Aug to understand a company research report, such as analytical methods used in the finance industry and the role of analysts.

Enrol in the case studies workshop on 31 Aug to know more about dual and triple currency investment, target redemption note/forward, and term sheet analysis.

Sports and Recreation Night 2019
Come celebrate the achievements of our CPA sports stars at the Sports and Recreation Night 2019 on 9 Aug. Over 200 members from the 15 sports and recreation interest groups will join this fun-filled annual gathering featuring exciting games, performances and lucky draws. Sign up now!
FRSC minutes

Minutes of the 250th meeting of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee are now available.

Institute's comments

The Institute has submitted comments on the IAASB Quality Management Exposure Drafts.

IFRS new quarterly podcast

The first of a new quarterly podcast by the IFRS Foundation is now available. It focuses on the work undertaken by the International Accounting Standards Board and the IFRS Interpretations Committee to support consistent application of IFRS Standards.

Webinar on Exposure Draft Amendments to IFRS 17

The recorded webinar provides an overview of Exposure Draft Amendments to IFRS 17 published by the International Accounting Standards Board.

Webcast on agenda decisions and the proposed amendments to the Due Process Handbook

The webcast by the IFRS Foundation discusses some of the main elements of due process around agenda decisions.

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.

Bridge gathering

The bridge gathering on 30 July is now open for enrolment. Furnish your skills by joining this practice session.


Join the outing to Ma Tso Lung on 21 July to practice landscape photography.

Don't forget to sign up for the singing technique seminar on 22 July to improve your singing skills for contemporary music and learn techniques to enhance your vocal ability.


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