Institute appoints new Chief Executive and Registrar
On 26 June the Institute announced the appointment of Margaret Chan as the new Chief Executive and Registrar. Margaret Chan will assume her new position on 11 July. Announcing the appointment, President Patrick Law said the Council is delighted to have secured Margaret for this important position.
Fast track CIA exam offered to Institute members
The Institute, in partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), is offering members a fast-track way to earn the globally recognized Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation through an accelerated version of the CIA exam – The CIA Challenge Exam.
The CIA Challenge Exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of internal auditing’s strategic positioning and operational role, and their understanding of internal audit processes and practices. It is an opportunity for members to show they are credible and trusted internal auditors – and Accountants Plus – and to increase their opportunities for career advancement.
The IIA, with more than 200,000 members in 170 countries, is the worldwide leader of the internal audit profession.
The application period ends 19 July, and the computer-based exam must be sat between 1 and 31 October. Find out more about the CIA Challenge Exam, exam package, application procedure and other details here.
Enrol in the accounting for performance and decision making module of the FCP
New and aspiring financial controllers are encouraged to enrol in the accounting for performance and decision making module of the Institute’s Financial Controllership Programme (FCP).
Recognizing the key role financial controllers play in supporting the strategic decision-making process of their organizations through developing impactful communication skills, the module aims to help participants improve their skills in business finance and their commercial mindset.
The module will be taught by facilitator William Chen, Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and guest speakers. As with all of the programme’s other modules, it will feature face-to-face learning, experience sharing and case studies.
Classes will run on Saturdays – 13, 20 and 27July – and is open to all members with at least five years post-CPA qualification work experience. There is a trial class on 5 July introducing the rational planning model. Find out more about this module and the FCP here.
Prof. Arnold Schilder, Chairman of the IAASB, speaking at the forum on quality management for firms and engagements.
Roundtable discussions and forum on quality management for firms and engagements
On 23 and 24 May, the Institute hosted roundtable discussions with the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), local and global CPA firms, as well as a public forum to discuss the IAASB’s recent proposals on quality management for firms and engagements.
At the forum Prof. Arnold Schilder, Chairman of the IAASB, and others explained the key requirements, listened to our stakeholder views and shared their experiences on how to implement the proposals. A recording of the forum is available as an e-seminar here.
Sports and recreation night
Keep your diary free for the sports and recreation night, which will take place on 9 August to celebrate CPA athletes.
Minutes from the April Council meeting are now available for members to read. They can be found here.
QP 20th anniversary logo design competition
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Qualification Programme, the Institute is holding a competition to design a special anniversary logo. The theme of the celebration is “Accounting and beyond,” and the logo must include both “QP” and “20.” Prizes are available for winning logos, and entries must be submitted by 26 August. More details are available here.