Issue no. 782 (12 March 2020)
  Dear members/member practices,  

Some CPD workshops to resume



After having assessed the COVID-19 situation in Hong Kong and our hygiene and cleaning practices, the Institute will resume our face-to-face continuing professional development (CPD) workshops with up to 40 participants on 16 March. View the event calendar for details. In order to provide a safe and healthy environment to members, we will implement precautionary measures against the novel coronavirus.

A Plus – Special report on audit

The February issue of A Plus looks at the technology, methods, standards and skills shaping the work of auditors. It also features an interview with Ivan Chan, Practising Director at Mazars on his varied role in the audit profession and how he is constantly adapting. Other articles include interviews with ASTRI Chief Executive Officer, Hugh Chow, on innovating Hong Kong’s future, and CPA photographers on the art of storytelling through photos.


Free e-learning webinar

The free-of-charge webinar on
17 March will cover whether parties to contracts are able to rely on force majeure or frustration to avoid liability. The speakers will also highlight points to consider when preparing or updating a business continuity plan in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Online registration will commence at 12:00 noon on
13 March.

HKICPA Trust Fund
During these difficult times, the Institute would like to remind members of the HKICPA Trust Fund, which provides assistance to those experiencing financial hardship. Assistance is available to members and the dependents of people who were members when they died. Each case will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the fund’s trustees.

Details and application forms may be found here.

BCGA series webinar: Understanding the latest IR practices
During the live webinar on 26 March, the speaker will cover how good investor relations (IR) can contribute to corporate governance and sustainability, the prevailing IR communication tools, and the risks and strategies of using social media.
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.

COVID-19 - CPA Information Centre
Visit the COVID-19 – CPA Information Centre for the latest updates from the Institute and other bodies.

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