Past Events

Public Sector FM Committee Meeting

Start date: Oct 9, 2019

End date: Oct 11, 2019

Location: Manila, Philippines

This is an additional outreach meeting of the Public Sector Financial Management Committee (PSFMC) for this year. The meeting is being held aligned to events jointly organised with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).

The dates and schedule of events are as follows:

9 October, Wednesday – ADB-IPSASB-CAPA Roundtable & Forum
10 October, Thursday – ADB-IPSASB-CAPA Roundtable & Forum
11 October, Friday – PSFMC meeting

For more information about the committee and its activities, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.

CAPA 60th Anniversary

Date: Nov 10, 2017

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CAPA celebrated sixty years of existence in the accountancy profession this year with a full day event themed ‘Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future’.

To commemorate this special occasion, the event program featured two main sessions that looked at what the future may hold for the accountancy profession, whilst lunch and dinner provided an opportunity to reflect on some of CAPA’s achievements. The event also included a special matinee show to launch a commemorative book that documented CAPA’s sixty years history.


Click on the links below to access various materials including the event schedule, detailed program, speaker profiles, selected presentations and photographs.

Event Schedule

Program & Speaker Profiles

Session 1: The Future of Reporting | Presentation files (all)

Watch: A view from Europe – insights from Accountancy Europe’s research | Video file (MP4)
Presented by: Olivier Boutellis-Taft – Chief Executive Officer, Accountancy Europe

Session 2: The Future of the Profession | Presentation files (selected)

Book Launch: The making of CAPA – Sixty Years and Counting | Presentation file

Download commemorative book: CAPA – Sixty Years and Counting | PDF | 72 pages

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QA for Audit Launch & Seminar

Date: Nov 9, 2017

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), in partnership with CAPA and ICAEW (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), staged a seminar to discuss the design and implementation of an effective quality assurance for audit systems and to formally launch a publication titled ‘Quality Assurance (QA) for Audit Good Practice Guide (GPG)’ .

QA for audit contributes to the foundations for sustainable development and drives improvements in financial reporting, leading to better governance and business confidence. Effective QA for audit improves auditing and financial reporting by ensuring that auditors perform to the highest professional and ethical standards and that national audit standards are well harmonised with global standards. Read the event brochure here.

The QA for Audit GPG is part of the Maturity Model Guidance Series – a series of publications to support the Maturity Model for the Development of Professional Accountancy Organisations produced by CAPA. To access an electronic copy of the QA for Audit GPG, go to this section: PAO Development > Maturity Model Guidance Series > Quality Assurance.


Click on the links below to access various materials from the launch and seminar, including the program, speaker profiles, selected presentations and photographs.

Event Program & Speaker Profiles

Overview & Context: The ADB Regional Technical Assistance (RETA) Program | Presentation file

Seminar & Panel Discussion: QA for Audit – Why, What, How? | Presentation file

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Financial Reform for Economic Development in Asia – Public Sector Forum 2016

Start date: May 17, 2016

End date: May 18, 2016

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

CAPA and the World Bank jointly organised the second Financial Reform for Economic Development Forum (FRED 2), focused on the public sector in Asia. This event was partly sponsored by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia.

Themed ‘Driving Future Outcomes from Past Experience’, the forum explores how improved public financial management contributes to strengthening the public sector, improving government accountability and transparency, thereby supporting poverty reduction and economic growth. Read more about the forum here.


Click on the links below to access various materials from the forum, including the program, speaker profiles, a summary of the forum outcomes, selected presentations and photographs.

Forum Program & Speaker Profiles

Summary of Forum Outcomes

Plenary A: Emerging Trends in Asia – Implications for Public Financial Management | Presentation files (selected)

Plenary B: Improving Public Financial Management, Part 1 – PFM Retrospective Study | Presentation files (selected)

Plenary C: Improving Public Financial Management, Part 2 – View from the Profession | Presentation files (selected)

Breakout 1: What are the practical challenges in implementing IPSAS? | Presentation files (all)

Breakout 2: Public Private Partnerships in Audit – Win-win collaborations? | Presentation files (all)

Plenary D: Partnering with the Private Sector – Improving Outcomes | Presentation files (selected)

Plenary E: Public Financial Management – Driving Future Outcomes from Past Experience | Presentation files (all)

Plenary F: CAPA publication launch – Attracting and Retaining Finance Personnel in the Public Sector | Presentation files (all)

Reports from Breakout Sessions | Presentation files (all)

Plenary G: Open Forum – Speaking up for Asia | Presentation files (all)


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