China's Economic and Social
Development and the Progress in the
Accountancy Profession
Presented by: Dr. Chen Yugui
Deputy...
I. China's economic and social development
1. Overview of the country
Size:
9.6 million square kilometers
4 Municipalities...
I. China's economic and social development
2. China’s economic achievements

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I. China's economic and social development
3. Challenges and prospects of economic and
social development

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Source: barb...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
1. Background of the profession

The CPA Law
(October 1993)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
1. Background of the profession (Continued)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
1. Background of the profession (Continued)

National Program for
Mediu...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
2. Overview of the CICPA

8
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
2. Overview of the CICPA (Continued)

October 1996

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May 1997
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
2. Overview of the CICPA (Continued)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
3. Implementation of the development strategy
for the profession

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms
(Continued)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms
(Continued)
• Accounting fir...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms
(Continued)
• In 2012, 47 fi...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms
(Continued)
• So far, more t...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
5. Opening-up of the accounting market
• We opened up the accounting se...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
5. Opening-up of the accounting market
(Continued)
• Each year the coun...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
6. Personnel training

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
6. Personnel training (Continued)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
7. Development of the practicing standards

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
7. Development of the practicing standards
(Continued)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
7. Development of the practicing standards
(Continued)

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II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
8. Regulation
• The CICPA has established a practicing quality
regulato...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
8. Regulation (Continued)
• An audit and regulatory system for financia...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
8. Regulation (Continued)
• In respect of practice quality, firms quali...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
8. Regulation (Continued)
• the rest of firms are inspected by local
in...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
8. Regulation (Continued)
• The European Commission recognized the
equi...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
9. Challenges facing the profession, the
development goals for the next...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
9. Challenges facing the profession, the
development goals for the next...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession
9. Challenges facing the profession, the
development goals for the next...
II. Progress in the Chinese
Accountancy Profession

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China's Economic and Social Development and the Progress in the Accountancy Profession

  1. 1. China's Economic and Social Development and the Progress in the Accountancy Profession Presented by: Dr. Chen Yugui Deputy President & Secretary-General of CICPA October 15, 2013, Beijing, P. R. China
  2. 2. I. China's economic and social development 1. Overview of the country Size: 9.6 million square kilometers 4 Municipalities 23 Provinces 5 Autonomous Regions 2 Special Administrative Regions Population: 1.37 billion Growth Rate: 0.57 % 2
  3. 3. I. China's economic and social development 2. China’s economic achievements 3
  4. 4. I. China's economic and social development 3. Challenges and prospects of economic and social development 4 Source: barbaradenny.com
  5. 5. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 1. Background of the profession The CPA Law (October 1993) 5
  6. 6. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 1. Background of the profession (Continued) 6
  7. 7. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 1. Background of the profession (Continued) National Program for Medium and Long-term Talent Development (2010-2020) 7
  8. 8. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 2. Overview of the CICPA 8
  9. 9. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 2. Overview of the CICPA (Continued) October 1996 9 May 1997
  10. 10. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 2. Overview of the CICPA (Continued) 10
  11. 11. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 3. Implementation of the development strategy for the profession 11
  12. 12. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms 12
  13. 13. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms (Continued) 13
  14. 14. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms (Continued) • Accounting firms: There are 8,151 accounting firms in total across China, including 47 firms qualified for businesses related to securities and futures trading. 14
  15. 15. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms (Continued) • In 2012, 47 firms in China saw their respective business revenue exceeding 1 billion Yuan, including 11 local Chinese firms whose respective revenue topped 1 billion Yuan, the highest of which reaching 2.4 billion Yuan. 15
  16. 16. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 4. About the CPAs and the accounting firms (Continued) • So far, more than 70 Chinese firms had set up branches, member agencies and contact bodies in other jurisdictions, while 12 large firms had obtained the qualification for auditing H-share companies. 16
  17. 17. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 5. Opening-up of the accounting market • We opened up the accounting services market immediately after the restoration of the accountancy profession. At present, over 50 Chinese accounting firms have joined international accounting networks or alliances. 17
  18. 18. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 5. Opening-up of the accounting market (Continued) • Each year the country sees more than 100 temporary accesses for cross-border practice by foreign firms and a dozen of professional accounting organizations overseas recruiting members and organizing personnel training within the territory of China. 18
  19. 19. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 6. Personnel training 19
  20. 20. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 6. Personnel training (Continued) 20
  21. 21. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 7. Development of the practicing standards 21
  22. 22. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 7. Development of the practicing standards (Continued) 22
  23. 23. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 7. Development of the practicing standards (Continued) 23
  24. 24. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 8. Regulation • The CICPA has established a practicing quality regulatory system for accounting firms, which is based on periodic inspection with systemic risk prevention and control as its core, reflecting the independent regulatory requirements in convergence with the internationally accepted regulatory regime. 24
  25. 25. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 8. Regulation (Continued) • An audit and regulatory system for financial reporting of listed companies has been set up covering the entire reporting process, which plays an important role in safeguarding the stability of the capital market and the interests of the general public. 25
  26. 26. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 8. Regulation (Continued) • In respect of practice quality, firms qualified for businesses related to securities and futures trading are directly inspected by the CICPA every three years, and shall be regulated by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Ministry of Finance, P. R. China (MOF); 26
  27. 27. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 8. Regulation (Continued) • the rest of firms are inspected by local institutes of certified public accountants every five years under the CICPA guidance. 27
  28. 28. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 8. Regulation (Continued) • The European Commission recognized the equivalence in the audit regulatory systems between China and the EU upon a resolution adopted in early 2011. 28
  29. 29. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 9. Challenges facing the profession, the development goals for the next five years and the major tasks at the current time 29
  30. 30. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 9. Challenges facing the profession, the development goals for the next five years and the major tasks at the current time (Continued) 30
  31. 31. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession 9. Challenges facing the profession, the development goals for the next five years and the major tasks at the current time 31
  32. 32. II. Progress in the Chinese Accountancy Profession Thank you! 32

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