Issue no. 771 (12 December 2019)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Council election results and
AGM today


Seven members 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 here for the AGM notice and annual report.

Becoming 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 round of applications closes on 31 Jan.


Renew your membership – deadline approaching

Remember to file your continuing professional development 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

Corporate Finance Series
Enrol in the workshops of the Corporate Finance Series, running from January to March, to gain knowledge about corporate finance topics, including the key financial decisions faced by management and organizations, the applications and practical issues in corporate financial management and the implications for accountants.

Last call to join the seminar on 16 Dec to understand the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance in relation to the duties and responsibilities of directors and professionals in preventing corruption and other malpractices.

Sign up for the seminar on 3 Jan to learn about the details of the British Virgin Islands’ Economic Substance Law and rules, and also gain practical insights into dealing with it.

Enrol in the seminar on 3 Jan to learn the approaches to mitigating possible difficulties in opening bank accounts and key considerations in loan applications from the Bank of China’s representatives.

Don’t miss the seminar on 6 Jan where the speaker will share her experience in expanding small- and medium-sized practices’ business outside Hong Kong.

The seminar on 15 Jan will focus on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting 2.0 proposals, covering its background, ideas on the revised nexus and profit allocation rules, minimum tax proposals, and potential impacts on Hong Kong's offshore regime.

Cross-border competition

Two teams represented the Institute at the annual cross-border competition on 8 Dec in Shenzhen. Our teams won the badminton competition and finished third in football. Click to see photos.

Reminder: 4th mini bridge tournament

Don’t miss the 2019’s 4th mini bridge tournament on 28 Dec to gain tournament experience.

Illustrative examples on IPO sponsor fee income

The Institute has published Illustrative examples on IPO sponsor fee income to illustrate application of the principles in HKFRS 15 Revenue from Contracts with Customers. These examples should be read in conjunction with the previously-issued Questions & Answers on recognition of IPO sponsor fee income under HKFRS 15.

IAASB Tech talk

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board’s (IAASB) has published its second Technology Communiqué, which provides an update how technology fits into the IAASB’s current projects and other technology news and information.

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.

Bowling winter league

The bowling winter league will run for 12 weeks from January to April. Form your own team or join a registered team.


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