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FRC and HKICPA sign Revised Statement of Protocol on Oversight Arrangement to reflect broader oversight by the AFRC

16 August 2022

(HONG KONG, 16 August 2022) Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) today signed a Revised Statement of Protocol on Oversight Arrangement (Revised Statement of Protocol) which was witnessed by Mr. Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.

The Revised Statement of Protocol includes AFRC’s broader responsibilities to oversee the HKICPA’s performance of its statutory functions under the further reform of the regulatory regime of the accounting profession which commences on 1 October 2022. The AFRC will oversee the following HKICPA’s statutory functions:


      i. ascertaining the qualification for registration as CPAs by conducting examinations;

     ii. registering CPAs;

    iii. arranging for mutual or reciprocal recognition of accountants;

    iv. setting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for CPAs;

     v. issuing or specifying standards on professional ethics, and accounting, auditing and assurance practices for CPAs; and

    vi. providing training for qualifying as and the CPD of CPAs.


Delivering a remark at the signing ceremony, Mr. Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury said, “Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of a new chapter for the oversight relationship between FRC and HKICPA under the upcoming new regulatory regime. We have every confidence that FRC and HKICPA will continue to work closely together to maximise the effectiveness of the oversight arrangement. Hong Kong’s status as an international financial centre could surely be consolidated under the new regime, thus helping the long-term development of the accounting profession.”


Ms. Loretta Fong, President of the HKICPA said, “After the completion of reform, the Institute will continue to shoulder the responsibilities of incubating talents, developing Hong Kong’s accounting profession as well as setting industry standards. The Institute will continue to join hands with AFRC to lead the industry’s development.”


Dr. Kelvin Wong, Chairman of the FRC remarked, “The Revised Statement of Protocol further enhances AFRC’s effectiveness in overseeing the overall functions of the HKICPA in relation to the Further Reform. This in turn should enrich competence of the accounting profession and their sustainable development.”

For the Revised Statement of Protocol, please click here.



FRC and the HKICPA sign a Revised Statement of Protocol on Oversight Arrangement which was witnessed by Mr. Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.


(Left to right: HKICPA President Ms. Loretta Fong, HKICPA Chief Executive and Registrar Ms. Margaret Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Mr. Christopher Hui, FRC Chief Executive Officer Mr. Marek Grabowski and FRC Chairman Dr. Kelvin Wong)






修訂協議聲明涵蓋在會計專業規管制度於 2022101日生效後,會計及財務匯報局(會財局)就監督公會履行法定職能方面的更廣泛責任。屆時,會財局將監督公會以下的法定職能:

. 藉舉辦考試以確定某些人士是否合資格註冊成為會計師;
. 處理關乎會計師註冊的事宜;
. 安排會計師資格的相互或交互認可;
. 就會計師的持續專業進修設定要求;
. 發出或指明會計師的專業道德標準,會計師的會計、核數及核證執業準則;及
. 就合資格註冊成為會計師及會計師的持續專業進修提供培訓。







財匯局與香港會計師公會在財經事務及庫務局局長許正宇先生的見證下,簽署《修訂 監督安排協議聲明》。