Past Events

Time: 07:00 (London), 12:30 (New Delhi), 15:00 (Kuala Lumpur), 18:00 (Sydney)

Duration: 2 hours

Accounting Technicians: Where to, from here? – a virtual meeting held on 8 July 2021 – concluded with a challenge and a goal. This goal is to examine and succeed in ‘Achieving AT Recognition’.

This AT Roundtable 1 is the first of a ‘series of roundtables’, which will take place approximately every six to eight weeks until May 2022. These ‘Invite-only’ roundtables will systematically explore what is needed in reaching the goal of achieving AT recognition. In doing so, each roundtable will focus on one of these aspects:

  • a need to better define what an AT is (and therefore what an AT program looks like)
  • a need to ensure the role and benefits of an AT is recognised
  • a need to better position the AT qualification
  • a need to better understand what the future may look like for ATs
  • a need to understand the expectations of stakeholders
This first roundtable will aim to reach agreement on two aspects:
  • The overall goal and proposed program of Roundtables to reach the goal
  • Why there is currently limited or no general recognition of the AT designation
‘Achieving AT Recognition’ is an ambitious goal. The AT term or name has a level of general recognition (e.g. the term is used by IFAC) and by some PAOs and in some jurisdictions. Elsewhere, the type of accountant suggested under this term may be recognised by another term or name, and any related organisations that provide their studies or to which they belong, may encapsulate that name (e.g. book-keeper, administrator).
In comparison, ‘professional accountants’ arguably do have global recognition. These individuals have studied with, and may belong to, professional accountancy organisations (PAOs). Such accountants that offer services to the public tend to be regulated, and hence the public has a certain expectation of them.
Knowing what to expect of an AT is arguably less well understood.

 

ACTION: If you believe your PAO should be involved and able to contribute, please contact the CAPA Secretariat with the reasons for wanting to be involved and details of the appropriate contributor.

Towards a Sustainable Future Forum

Start date: 07/12/2021

End date: 08/12/2021

This Forum is organised by IFAC and the MOSAIC Steering committee to highlight the importance of PFM and supporting the public sector as it transitions to accrual or broader PFM.

CAPA is delighted to showcase our recent publications aimed at supporting PAOs who are engaging or wished to engage with the public sector. Based on the publications, our member the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka would share Insights into their strategic and operational decision-making processes, including the challenges, opportunities, and support that they have experienced throughout this journey.

To register, click here.

Time: 06:00 (Toronto) / 11:00 (London) / 16:30 (New Delhi) / 19:00 (Kuala Lumpur) / 22:00 (Sydney)

Duration: 2 Hours

 

For more information and to register, click on this link.

The webinar aims to provide insights from CPA Canada’s ongoing Foresight Project, including topics such as data value creation, ethical leadership and future competencies.

 

Who should attend from CAPA’s members?

PAO leadership (governance or management) involved in PAO strategy, innovation, education, certification and professional development.

 

EGM and Members Meeting

Date: 06/12/2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM (Beijing/Kuala Lumpur)

The EGM and Members Meeting will be held using an online platform hosted by the CAPA Secretariat.

For further details of the meeting, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.

CAPA PSFMC Meeting

Date: 01/12/2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Time: 3:30 p.m. (Beijing/Kuala Lumpur)

 

The Public Sector Financial Management Committee meeting will be held using an online platform hosted by the CAPA Secretariat.

For further details of the meeting, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.

CAPA Board Meeting

Date: 24/11/2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Time: 10:00 a.m. (Beijing/Kuala Lumpur)

 

This Board meeting will be held using an online platform hosted by the CAPA Secretariat.

For further details of the meeting, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.

Roundtable: Audits of Less Complex Entities

Date: 12/11/2021

Location: Webinar

Time: 05:00 (London), 09:30 (New Delhi), 12:00 (Kuala Lumpur), 15:00 (Sydney)

Duration: 2.15 Hours

Platform: Zoom Webinar hosted by IFAC

CAPA is delighted to partner with IFAC, IAASB and South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) in holding a roundtable to promote a greater awareness and understanding of the public consultation on the proposed standard for audits of Less Complex Entities (LCE) and to provide an opportunity for members to provide their views to the consultation. More information can be obtained here.

CAPA Board meeting

Date: 21/10/2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Time: 10:00 a.m. (Beijing/Kuala Lumpur)

 

This Board meeting will be held using an online platform hosted by the CAPA Secretariat.

For further details of the meeting, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.

CAPA MDC meeting

Date: 18/10/2021

Location: Virtual Meeting

Time: 6:00 p.m. (Beijing/Kuala Lumpur)

 

This Member Development Committee meeting will be held using an online platform hosted by the CAPA Secretariat.

For further details of the meeting, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.

20th CAPA Conference

Start date: 06/10/2021

End date: 08/10/2021

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka and Virtual

The CAPA Conference, proudly hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), is an important milestone as it is the 20th instalment of a legacy that marked the birth of CAPA. The conference will be held both in-person and to be broadcasted LIVE (accessed via the dedicated CAPA Conference microsite).

With the theme: ‘Heritage: Many businesses, One planet’, the flagship event seeks to take a holistic perspective on how the accountancy profession can play its part today, for a better future. Moving away from purely traditional focus areas of the accountancy profession to encompass the changes affecting our business and environmental landscapes, the conference will explore contemporary conversations, opportunities and challenges presented by our times.

The Asia-Pacific region includes some of the most dynamic and fastest-changing economies. The stage is set for extensive deliberations on what the accountancy profession can and must do, including reforms that must take place, and how we can rebuild trust, embrace ethics and good governance, as well as harness the positives of technology to forge a sustainable future and leave a heritage we can be proud of.

Come join us for an opportunity to share knowledge, network and mingle with like-minded professionals from all over Asia-Pacific.

Visit the dedicated website to keep abreast of the latest details of the event, including the program.

Registration is now open >> just click on the red ‘Register’ button on the top navigation bar of the event website. To register as an international participants, select ‘International participant’ on the dropdown menu. Following that, key in your  ‘Passport or Membership number’ – this should be in a format of 5 to 20 characters long (minimum 5 characters & maximum 20 characters), containing any letters from a to z (in capital or small caps) and any numbers from 0 through 9.

Sponsorship opportunity is now open for CAPA members. Click here for more information.

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