Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

CUHK graduates scoop top accounting awards

Three former students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) scooped the top prizes in an accounting examination, with statistics showing that the profession offered good prospects for fresh graduates.

Thursday, 22 September, 2005, 12:00am

Institute calls on Cepa to relax rules

Hong Kong's top accounting body has urged easier entry to the mainland for local firms to be included in the third phase of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (Cepa).

21 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Brokers hold out hope for a single voice in a fragmented sector

And then there was one ... well, maybe, if only the city's five broker bodies united to stand taller for the sector, as newly elected Hong Kong Stockbrokers Association (HKSA) chairman Tony Espina would like to see.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

New ruling helps SMEs cut costs, save time

Simplified standards are beneficial to thousands of smaller firms in HK

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) has issued a set of simplified accounting standards aimed at cutting costs for thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises.

23 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Watchdog budget raises fears

Legislators say that with so many accounting scandals, the new investigative body may struggle on $10m a year

Legislators are concerned that the low annual budget sought for the government-proposed accounting regulatory body would turn it into a toothless tiger.

7 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Industry seeks China nod on wind-up cases

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) is fighting for its 23,000 members to be allowed to handle liquidation cases in the mainland.

'It is on our wish list that our accountants would be able to deal with the companies' winding-up process in [the mainland],' president of the HKICPA Edward Chow Kwong-fai said.

5 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Logic-defying accountancy body moves in different orbit to rest of us

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN a little mystified as to just why it is that we think the most appropriate accounting period for a company is the time that it takes the Earth to make one complete orbit of the sun.

2 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Second phase of Cepa opens door to profession

Accountants in Hong Kong and China will benefit through more synchronised work procedures and open practices

23 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Split for top job at SFC gains support

But views differ on whether chairman should be full-time

Academics and nine professional bodies consulted by the Legislative Council's financial affairs panel have backed the proposal to split the chairmanship of the Securities and Futures Commission.

23 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Lai See

squabbling roosters show they are now birds of a feather

15 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Tung appoints four lay members to HKICPA

Updated at 4.25pm: The Chief Executive has appointed four lay members to the Council of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), a spokesman said on Wednesday.

They are: Edward Cheng Wai-sun, Chow Chung-kong, Paul Chow Man-yiu and Sophia Kao Ching-chi.

The appointments will take effect from December 15 and last for one year.

15 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

General judging criteria for Best Annual Reports Awards

Conformity with the accounting standards of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the provision of accounting information above the statutory requirements

Conformity with the requirements of the Hong Kong stock exchange and Companies' Ordinance

7 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

War of words breaks out over upcoming HKICPA vote

Anyone who believes that accountancy is a boring, predictable industry doesn't really understand Hong Kong, where the keys to power and prestige lie sequestered in the arcane minutiae of the company books.

Our number crunchers are politically savvy and ready to say exactly what they mean.

7 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Carnival fun for whole family

Children can play in a giant sandpit or find their way through a maze made from recycled paper in the heart of Central next Sunday.

The carnival, PlayStreet 2004, aims to raise funds for the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Charitable Fund and the Playright Children's Play Association (Playright).

3 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

HK, British accounting bodies close to recognition pact

The nearly five-month dispute between the Hong Kong and British accounting bodies over their mutual membership recognition agreement could be over soon.

23 Nov 2004 - 12:00am