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  • 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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Specialist Qualifications and Designations

Background for specialist qualifications and specialist designations

As Hong Kong’s business environment becomes increasingly sophisticated, so too do the roles of CPAs. They are increasingly asked not only to analyze the numbers, but to manage whole sections of companies, providing leadership and expertise to make businesses succeed. Such complex challenges require specialized skills and mindsets.

 

Specialist qualification (SQ)

 

The Institute's fifth long range plan refers to the implementation of a professional qualification as a longer term goal to be achieved in relevant specialist areas. The development of such qualifications by the Institute should help enhance the status of professionals working in the field.

 

Specialist qualifications are examination based and obtained through post (professional) qualification training and examinations. Generally, they will be open to both members and non members of the Institute. 

 

Specialist designation (SD)

 

The fifth long range plan also envisages the creation of specialist designations, initially for members of the Institute.  A specialist designation is a form of accreditation in a specialized field which recognizes a member's specialist experience and competence and is supported by quality assurance and regulations.

 

Specialist designations offer practitioners working in a particular field the recognition of a defined level of experience and competence.

 

For users of specialist services, specialist designations provide a way to measure the experience and standing of practitioners to inform their appointment decisions.

 

For members aspiring to reach the top of a specialist field, specialist designations provide a valuable career path.

 

Brochure: New specialist accreditations for Hong Kong's insolvency professional

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