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Audit and assurance
Introduction to IT auditing
This seminar, run by Wee Teong Cheah,
director of risk management services at
RSM Nelson Wheeler Consulting Ltd., will
outline the basic components of information
technology auditing. It will introduce audit
concerns and required controls as they apply
to IT, as well as techniques for auditing
currently installed systems and new systems
under development.
CPD hours: 1.5
Language: English
Date: 13 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Audit sampling
This course will talk about a statistical
approach using inverse gamma distribution
to set sample sizes and project sample results
in accordance with auditing standards.
The speaker, Paul Yeung, is an experienced
consultant, writer and lecturer in financial
reporting, auditing and business ethics.
CPD hours: 3
Language: English
Date: 21 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Insolvency preparatory I course
This course, designed for those wishing to
pursue a career in insolvency or related areas,
will be held on five Saturday afternoons
starting 27 February. It focuses on building
broad knowledge and understanding of the
basic principles of insolvency administration.
Course presenters are experienced insolvency
practitioners from accounting and legal firms.
Those who have successfully completed
preparatory I course or who have at least
18 months of insolvency experience can enrol
in insolvency preparatory II starting in May.
CPD hours: 20
Language: English
Dates: 27 February, 13, 27 March and
10, 24 April
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Development grants for
the service sector from
the Shanghai municipal
The Shanghai Development and Reform
Commission has allocated 200 million yuan
for supplementary grants to new businesses
with significant potential. In this seminar,
participants will learn how to assist their clients
in preparing and applying for the grant, which
is available until 2011.
CPD hours: 1.5
Language: Cantonese
Date: 6 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Positive quotient: How to
improve your performance
without talking about it
Financial reporting Positive thinking does not guarantee success,
January 2010
Illustration: Art Glazer/Getty Images
Updates on IFRS 9 Financial
Instruments: Classification
and Measurement
In this seminar, Yin Toa Lee, financial services
partner of Ernst & Young, will provide updates
on practical implementation issues that come
into effect with phase one of IFRS 9 and how
these could impact your business.
CPD hours: 1.5
Language: English
Date: 3 February
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
but there is no success without it. This workshop
– run by Sidney Sze, chief executive of Midland
Financial Group and founding president of the
Society of Registered Financial Planners – aims
to encourage fellow accountants to experiment,
take risks, open up and conduct cross-system
thinking in their career.
CPD hours: 3.5
Language: English
Date: 23 January
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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Workshops on PRC taxation
This series of workshops is designed to provide
comprehensive knowledge of the PRC tax
framework, tax laws and practices on income,
and turnover taxes applicable to foreign
investors doing business in China. It will also
cover individual income tax, enterprise
income tax and transfer pricing.
CPD hours: 15
Language: English/Cantonese
Date: 9 January – 6 February (all Saturdays)
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (English)
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Chinese)
Young accountants
mingle night – networking
and negotiating
Marketing professional
service firms in Asia
If you want to improve your firm’s performance
by using marketing knowledge management,
this seminar is for you. The speaker, Robert
Sawhney, managing director of SRC Associates
Ltd., will show you how to understand
and embrace marketing in a professional
service firm.
CPD hours: 1.5
Language: English
Date: 11 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Leadership and
business strategy
practical lessons
This seminar will discuss an in-depth study of
entrepreneurship, including a real leadership
case on turnaround strategy following the
financial tsunami. The speaker is Joe Leung,
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Business and
director of Middlesex SME Studies Centre,
who has extensive experience in business,
consulting and executive training.
CPD hours: 1.5
Language: Cantonese
Date: 14 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Values, ethics and
Wellbeing and stress management in the workplace
Co-organized with the Chartered Accountants’
Benevolent Association, this workshop
provides information and training for
members on how to recognize the causes,
signs and symptoms of stress, and how to
cope with it. It will also look at strategies for
Meet for drinks and hear Sean
Lin, one of Hong Kong’s 10
Outstanding Young Persons in
2006, share his experience on
how to be a good negotiator. He
is a crisis negotiator, presenter
and trainer on various topics from
leadership to pubic speaking.
CPD hour: 1
Date: 26 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (Drinks)
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Talk)
Venue: Members’ lounge
enhancing the performance and wellbeing
of members and their staff.
CPD hours: 3
Language: Cantonese
Date: 6 and 15 January
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Member activities
CPA football competition
Members, registered students and CPA
practitioners are welcome to form their own
teams for this seven-a-side competition to
compete for the Charles Mar Fan Cup. Each
team can register a maximum of 15 players.
Date: 9 January (1st match)
Other matches are scheduled for
weekends in January and February
Venue: Kowloon Tsai Park
January 2010