What You Need to Know as Accountants to Avoid the Corruption Pitfalls

Event Date: 
20 January 2018
Event Time: 
14:30 to 17:00

Fee: $200 for AIA members; $250 for Non-Members

CPD Units: 2.5

Language: Cantonese (Supplemented with English PPT)  

SEMINAR OUTLINE:

SESSION 1: PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CORRUPTION PREVENTION

Good corporate governance and ethical leadership are widely recognised as important factors to minimize risks of corruption and malpractices at workplace.  Professional accountants provide invaluable advice to senior management on corporate governance and act as guardians watching out for malpractices and non-compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.  Accountants who perform their guardian role well are able to spot the redflags, blow the whistle and guide companies to maintain sound risk management and control systems to prevent corruption and related malpractices.

With reference to the ICAC’s experience on investigation and corruption prevention work, the speaker will give an introduction of the relevant sections of the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance, as well as analysis on common corruption risks and ethical issues encountered by company directors, senior management and accounting professionals in the daily operations of corporations.

SESSION 2: HKICPA CODE OF ETHICS REQUIREMENTS

The speaker will highlight the relevant requirements and guidance in the HKICPA Code of Ethics on dealing with situations involving conflict of interest, and making offers and receiving offers of inducements. The speaker will also walk through the “Sample Code of Conduct provided by the ICAC”.  

SPEAKERS

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

Stephen Chan

Before joining BDO Hong Kong, Stephen was the Executive Director and Technical Director of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) for over 10 years.

He actively participates in the technical committees and working groups of the BDO Network and accountancy bodies including AIA Hong Kong Branch and HKICPA.  

 

  

WALLACE CHU | SENIOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICER, ICAC

Wallace Chu

A member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, joined the ICAC in 2013.  He worked in the Corruption Prevention Department to examine the work practices and procedures of different government departments, public bodies and private companies and make recommendations to mitigate the corruption risks identified.

In 2017, he took up a posting to the Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre of the Community Relations Department, with his work focusing on promoting professional ethics to the business community of Hong Kong. 

Before joining the ICAC, Wallace has worked as an external auditor in a Big 4 accounting firm and an internal auditor in a Hong Kong listed retail company.  

 

 REGISTRATION

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