On behalf of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), I am pleased to congratulate the members, students, and management of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) on the occasion of the Institute’s 50th anniversary.
Throughout its history, the HKICPA has been a pillar of the public interest. Its contributions to standard-setting and the development of the accountancy profession have been invaluable to Hong Kong’s remarkable economic development over the decades. Today its work remains vital for economic resilience and for maintaining Hong Kong’s critical position as a destination and avenue for international trade and investment.
As a founding member of IFAC, the HKICPA is an important advocate for our profession and the public interest in a dynamic and globally important market. The views and activities of the HKICPA are felt not just within IFAC but also among international standard setters and a wide range of stakeholders in our profession.
“As a founding member of IFAC, the HKICPA is an important advocate for our profession and the public interest in a dynamic and globally important market. The views and activities of the HKICPA are felt not just within IFAC but also among international standard setters and a wide range of stakeholders in our profession.”
The secret to the HKICPA’s success is its vibrant student and member base. The hard work and high achievements of these individuals have brought global recognition to the HKICPA’s Qualification Programme and burnished the CPA brand in Hong Kong.
The HKICPA is doing exceptional work on some of the global profession’s most pressing issues. By focusing on the services and value it offers to its students and members, the HKICPA is ensuring that these individuals can step into the workforce, or advance within it, with the skills to lead on sustainability, the digital transformation, and more. The HKICPA deserves recognition for its leadership on the global sustainability agenda, in particular. It has long been on the cutting edge of the application of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, as well as the green finance agenda. I commend the HKICPA’s achievements in the field and look forward to the bright future made possible by its continued leadership.
I congratulate the HKICPA again for 50 years of outstanding contributions to Hong Kong businesses, local and global economies, and, above all, the public interest. I send my best wishes for your continued success for many years to come.