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FRC signs Memorandum of Understanding with HKICPA

01 January 0001

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance efficient and effective cooperation and coordination of their respective functions.


The FRC is the independent regulator of public interest entity auditors (PIE auditors). It exercises direct powers of inspection, investigation and discipline over PIE auditors in relation to their engagements for listed entities. The HKICPA is responsible for dealing with applications for registration of Hong Kong PIE auditors, as well as setting continuing professional development requirements and auditing and ethical standards for PIE auditors, under the oversight of the FRC. The HKICPA is also responsible for carrying out practice reviews of practice units and regulating the professional conduct and standards of members of the HKICPA.


The FRC and the HKICPA share a common goal in improving audit quality and the standards of professional conduct of PIE auditors and of the accountancy profession in general. Under the MoU, the FRC and the HKICPA agree to refer cases to each other, and to share information to assist each other in the timely exercise of their respective functions.


The MoU was signed by Mr Marek Grabowski, CEO of the FRC and Ms Margaret W.S. Chan, Chief Executive and Registrar of the HKICPA in the presence of Mr Sam Hui, Deputy Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury (Financial Services), Dr Kelvin Wong, Chairman of the FRC, Mr Raymond Cheng, President of the HKICPA and senior management from both parties.


“Our members are best served by regulators working efficiently together, we are pleased to see our two organizations sign this new agreement. The HKICPA has long advocated audit quality and this MoU will contribute to the continuing development of the Hong Kong audit market. Through close and coordinated activities the HKICPA and the FRC can also work together to ensure the high level of confidence in our capital markets remains, supporting Hong Kong’s long term development and continuing development of the Hong Kong PIE audit market,” said Mr Raymond Cheng of HKICPA.


Dr Kelvin Wong, Chairman of the FRC concluded fervently, “The new MoU signed today will ensure the FRC and the HKICPA to work even more closely together in fulfilling the objectives of the new independent auditor regulatory regime for listed entities in Hong Kong. Enhanced information sharing and referrals will enable co-ordinated effort to achieve a robust regulatory regime that drives high quality financial reporting and auditing for listed entities. This is in the interest of the profession as well as the interests of the investing public and the wider public interest.”











諒解備忘錄由財匯局行政總裁Marek Grabowski先生及公會行政總裁兼註冊主任陳詠新女士簽署,並由財經事務及庫務局副秘書長(財經事務)許澤森先生、財匯局主席黃天祐博士公會會長鄭中正先生及雙方的高級管理人員見証。