Issue no. 66
(7 July 2005)
    Dear Members/Member Practices,
In this issue
Does Your Corporate Governance Measure Up?
"Rich Kid, Poor Kid" Leads Discussion
HKFRS/IFRS Programmes
Pass It On!
CPD Programme for August
New Series of PRC Tax Workshops
Does Your Corporate Governance Measure Up?
A
t a press briefing today, the Institute called for entries for its Best Corporate Governance
Disclosure Awards 2005. The competition will show whether íV and how íV companies have geared up for the new corporate governance regime under the new Listing Rules and revised Code on Corporate Governance Practices. Click here to see the release.
Pictured here are spokespersons Chew Fook Aun (CGC Chairman), Jim Wardell (the Awards' Organising Committee Chairman), Peter Tisman (Director, Specialist Practices) and Mary Lam (Assistant Director, Specialist Practices).

"Rich Kid, Poor Kid" Leads Discussion
T
he Institute's survey on teens' attitudes toward money has spurred wide debate in the news media and has kept President Edward Chow and Community Services
Committee Chairperson Susanna Chiu busy giving interviews. The survey is the first project of the Rich Kid, Poor Kid campaign by CSC to help young people better manage their money. Click here for the full survey results.

Limited Seats at HKFRS/IFRS Programmes
M
ost of the HKFRS/IFRS training workshops and seminars scheduled for July to December are already full. While
the Institute is working to arrange repeat sessions for the more popular seminars and workshops, we urge you to act fast to purchase the self-learning kit and secure a seat in those HKFRS events that are still open for enrolment. Check the enrolment status of the programmes here. You may also wish to enrol in the HKICPA/FTC joint accountancy programmes scheduled for Aug to Dec 2005.

Pass It On!
H
ow would you like to pass on your learning and experience to our prospective members who want to become professional accountants? Sign up as a
Workshop Facilitator for the CPA Qualification Programme.

CPD Programme for August
The CPD programmes for August include a wide range of seminars and workshops:
PRC Tax and Forex Issues Associated with Logistics Industry (5 August)
Issues in Applying HKAS 16, 17 and 40 (19 August)
Setting up Offshore Companies in Macau (29 August)
Managing Emotional Quotient with Success (6 August)
Business Networking (13 & 20 August)
Several HKFRS/IFRS seminars and many more
If you are unable to attend the training, enrol in our e-seminars programmes. Please also refer to the e-Manager for training in soft-skills subjects.

New Series of PRC Tax Workshops Is Here
T
he Workshops on PRC Taxation, a popular 12-hour programme, will be held every Saturday between 20 August and 10 September. Professors and lecturers from
Hong Kong Polytechnic University will give participants an overview of PRC tax issues.

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