Event Date: 
14 October 2017
Event Time: 
14:30 to 17:00

Fee: $300 for AIA members; $400 for Non-Members

CPD Units: 2.5

Language: Cantonese (Supplemented with English PPT) 



This is the first of the technical seminars under the IFRS/HKFRS Compliance Series 2017/18 organised by the AIA, Hong Kong Branch, which aim to cover the IFRS/HKFRS non-compliance issues identified by the accounting and securities regulators in Hong Kong.


In connection with its regulatory function, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (SEHK) has a Financial Statements Review Programme (FSRP) which reviews, on a sample basis, the periodic financial reports published by listed issuers. The FSRP Report 2016, published in July 2017, summarises key observations and findings from SEHK’s reviews of 100 periodic financial reports released by listed issuers between February 2016 and April 2017.


The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has been tasked with the mission to promote high quality financial reporting and better investor protection in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in December 2006, its primary responsibility is to investigate possible auditing irregularities and to enquire into possible non-compliance with accounting requirements in relation to Hong Kong listed issuers. From time to time, the FRC publishes results and findings of its completed investigations.



STEPHEN CHAN | FCA, FCPA, FAIA, Director & Head of Risk, BDO Hong Kong and President of AIA Hong Kong Branch

At the seminar, Mr Stephen Chan will share with you his analysis of (A) the SEHK’s key findings and observations in the FSRP Report 2016, and (B) the FRC’s published findings of some of its completed investigations.

Stephen Chan is a director of BDO Hong Kong, Certified Public Accountants (the “Firm”), one of the largest audit firms in Hong Kong. He is the Firm’s Head of Risk and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee of the Firm.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPA), and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA).

He was the Executive Director and Technical Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) for over ten years, before joining the Firm.



Click here to download a registration form.