The following CAPA meetings and related events will be held in Mumbai, India in conjunction with the World Congress of Accountants, proudly hosted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
The meeting dates and schedule of events are as follows. Please note that the sequence of meetings is tentative for the time being and may be subject to reshuffle.
16 November, Wednesday – Board Meeting
17 November, Thursday – Members Meeting and EGM
18 November, Friday – Board Meeting
For further details of meetings, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.
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’.
The Roundtable 7 is part of a ‘series of roundtables’. This is an ‘Invite-only’ event to 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
‘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).
The AT project argues more attention should be given to this sector and to consider opportunities this may provide PAOs and the profession – read more here.
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.
Time: 8:30AM India / 11:00AM Malaysia / 1:00PM Sydney
Registration Link: Click Here
CAPA is supportive of IFAC’s call to action on Sustainability: Next Steps for the Accountancy Profession.
The International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) is now a reality with its mission to develop a global baseline of sustainability disclosures.
This Global Sustainability Dialogue webinar provides an opportunity to explore the important role of the accountancy profession as “enablers” of the transition to sustainability.
IFAC CEO Kevin Dancey and IFAC’s Thought Leadership staff will present on IFAC’s latest policy initiatives and analysis—addressing the need for organizations to adopt an Integrated Mindset, updating global developments in standard-setting, and presenting the latest research on the State of Play in reporting and assurance of sustainability information.
A group of PAOs from CAPA’s membership will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities they see in their respective jurisdictions.
This event is catered for those in the Asia Pacific time zone. Expected participants will include the leadership and relevant key representatives of Professional Accountancy Organisations (PAOs) and other relevant stakeholders involved in this area. PAOs may forward this invitation to key relevant stakeholders in their respective jurisdictions. This event is not open to the public.
The agenda for this event is provided below.
We look forward to having you join the event.
|Welcome||5 mins||Welcome and Housekeeping||IFAC|
|Time for Action on Sustainability||35 mins||Call to Action
Sustainability Starts Inside of Companies who Adopt an Integrated Mindset
Building a Global ESG Reporting System
Update on The State of Play: Reporting & Assurance
|Session led by:
Mr. David Madon, Director, IFAC
Video Messages from
Mr. Kevin Dancey, CEO, IFAC
Mr. Stathis Gould, Director, IFAC
|Update from IESBA||20 mins||Sustainability / ESG Activities by IESBA||IESBA|
|Panel Discussion||35 Mins||Success/Challenges around Sustainability Initiatives
Best Practices in the Local Jurisdiction
|Session Moderated by IFAC
Ms. Tomoko Tsuruno, JICPA
CA (Dr) Sanjeev Kumar Singhal, ICAI
Mr. Simon Tay Pit-Eu, MIA
|Closing||10 Mins||Closing Remarks||Mr. Brian Blood
Chief Executive, CAPA
This is the first meeting of the Audit Group for the year.
The main purpose of this meeting is to consider strategies, activities and matters of relevance for CAPA to pursue in respect of audit related matters. One of the key objectives is to identify emerging and contemporary matters involving the subject matter and consider if and how CAPA can best position and/or play a role to support the profession to address.
For more information about this meeting, the group and/or its activities, kindly contact the CAPA Secretariat.