• In light of the recent situation in Hong Kong, please login to the QP Learning Centre to check the noticeboard for the special arrangements for QP Workshops.

  • In considering the unforeseen circumstances in Hong Kong and safety issues these entail, the Institute has decided to call off the Cross-straits, Hong Kong and Macau Accounting Profession Conference 2019 which was scheduled to be held on 27-28 October 2019 at the Kowloon Shangri-la Hotel. We are closely monitoring and reviewing the situation and any further announcements about rescheduling the Conference will be made in due course.
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What we do

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (the Institute) is the only statutory licensing body of accountants in Hong Kong responsible for the professional training, development and regulation of the accountancy profession. The Institute, formerly known as the Hong Kong Society of Accountants, has a long and distinguished heritage and was incorporated by the Professional Accountants Ordinance (Chapter 50, Laws of Hong Kong) on 1 January 1973.



• Registering accountants and issuing practising certificates

• Regulating the professional conduct and standards of members

• Setting codes of ethics and standards of accounting and auditing

• Regulating the quality of entry to the profession through its qualification programme and related courses

• Providing continuing education and other services to members

• Promoting the accountancy profession both in Hong Kong and overseas


Statistics as at 31 October 2018



CPA - 37,461

FCPA - 5,656

Total: 43,117*

* Figure includes practising members


Practising members - 4,852


Firms and corporate practices

Firms - 1,294

Corporate practices - 590


Professional examinations

Registered students - 17,658