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Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
Logo of the HKICPA
Logo of HKICPA
Predecessor Hong Kong Society of Accountants
Formation 1 January 1973 (1973-01-01)
Legal status Statutory body corporate established under Professional Accountants Ordinance
Headquarters Wanchai, Hong Kong
Membership >30,000
Students >13,000
Member's designations CPA, CPA(Practising), FCPA, FCPA(Practising)
President Susanna Chiu
Vice-president Mabel Chan
Vice-president Clement Chan
Chief executive and registrar Raphael Ding
Governing body Council
IFAC member since 7 October 1977

The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Chinese: 香港會計師公會) (HKICPA) is the professional accounting body of Hong Kong.

Its main responsibilities are:


  • Recognition with other institutions 1
    • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 1.1
    • Institutes of Chartered Accountants 1.2
    • Other overseas bodies or British qualified accountants 1.3
  • Status 2
  • International links 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Recognition with other institutions

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Prior to 2002, Hong Kong accountants were allowed to obtain full memberships from both Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and HKICPA under a joint examination scheme between the two institutions. A mutual recognition agreement was then announced between the two institutions;[1] this has been renewed from 2010 until 2015.[2]

Institutes of Chartered Accountants

HKICPA has Mutual Recognition Agreements with the major Chartered Accountant bodies worldwide:

These agreements, in general, only apply to relatively recent HKICPA members who qualified through the Qualification Programme.

Other overseas bodies or British qualified accountants

HKICPA also has recognition arrangements in place with:


Incorporated by the HKAAT.

International links

The Institute is a member body of the following international or regional organisations :

See also


  1. ^ HKICPA announcement regarding the recognition arrangement, 2005
  2. ^ Agreement for Recognition Arrangements between ACCA and HKICPA, ACCA, 2010

External links

  • Official Website
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