The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the only body authorized by law to register and grant practising certificates to certified public accountants in Hong Kong. The Institute has more than 42,000 members and more than 18,000 registered students. Members of the Institute are entitled to the description "certified public accountant" and to the designation CPA.
The Hong Kong Institute of CPAs evolved from the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, which was established on 1 January 1973.
The Institute operates under the Professional Accountants Ordinance and works in the public interest. The Institute has wide-ranging responsibilities, including assuring the quality of entry into the profession through its postgraduate CPA qualification programme and promulgating financial reporting, auditing and ethical standards in Hong Kong. The Institute has responsibility for regulating and promoting efficient accounting practices in Hong Kong to safeguard its leadership as an international financial centre.
The Institute's logo has been designed to reflect our rich heritage, mission and goals. The simple contemporary design signifies a bold optimism and readiness to embrace change. The four distinctive wings provide balance and symbolize the reaching of new heights of success. One of the wings of the logo is coloured the red of Hong Kong's bauhinia flag, representing our vital role as the guardian of Hong Kong's financial system.
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