IFRS & ASPE Updates Seminar

Canadian-Chinese Professional Accountants Association (CCPAA) is hosting a seminar on IFRS & ASPE updates on Sunday, Apr. 10, 2016 at the North York Central Library.

Accounting professionals are required to keep their knowledge and skills current. CCPAA is helping Chinese Accounting Professionals achieve this goal by providing seminars on updates in CICA Handbook part I & II.


Seminar Overview

This Seminar is designed for accounting professionals work in firms and/or industries, and who have the needs and/or interests in getting the latest updates on IFRS and/or ASPE.

For the first section, the speaker will provide updates on IFRS. This information is especially useful for accounting professionals work in firms or public companies, as we all know AcSB is making annual improvements on accounting standards, some of which are major. CCPAA recommends these accounting professionals hearing and learning updates and comments from different resources, CCPAA seminar being one.

The second section will be updates on ASPE. AcSB is also making annual improvements on ASPE. Some changes may not be as significant as changes in IFRS; it is still recommendable for accounting professionals to get the latest updates.

Seminar Structure

The seminar is composed by 2 Sections:

  • Section 1 IFRS Updates
  • Section 2 ASPE Updates


  • Patrick Chu:

Patrick is a senior manager in Grant Thorntons Assurance Services practice in Southern Ontario. He has over 15 years of assurance and business advisory experience, offering strategic advice and business process improvements. Patrick is involved in managing all aspects of the audit, from preliminary planning through to the finalization of the financial statements. He ensures that engagements are conducted in an efficient and effective manner, complies with all professional standards from an accounting and disclosure standpoint and deals with major accounting and auditing issues. He is well-versed in reporting under IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE. In addition to his client facing role, Patrick also reviews the work of other Grant Thornton member firm as part of the Grant Thornton Assurance Review programme.

  • Yusuf Kachchi:

Yusuf has over four years of consulting and public accounting experience for both private and public companies, in Canada and internationally. Yusuf has experience in a variety of industries including financial services, retail, oil and gas, manufacturing, and professional services. His breadth of skills includes advanced data analytics & visualization, financial modeling, planning and project management.

  • Patrick McCormack:

Patrick has over twelve years of experience providing audit, accounting, tax and business advisory services to private companies. Patrick has a focus on privately held, owner operated companies in the distribution and transportation sector, the manufacturing sector and the real estate and construction sector. Patrick serves a number of clients with cross-border and multi-jurisdictional operations and he works closely with Grant Thorntons tax and advisory practices to deliver a comprehensive suite of services to his clients. Patrick also has experience working within the Grant Thornton forensic audit department. Patrick is a member of Grant Thorntons Distribution and Transportation Practice as well as the firms Real Estate and Construction Practice.

Administration Team

  • Leader: Saice Sun

Responsible for proposal writing, events organizing and coordination with participants

  • Co-ordinators: Mia Ma, Justin Liu, Yiping Zhao, Jing Peng, Shiky, Claire H, Fan Yang, Carol Li

Date, time and agenda:


1:30 PM 5:00 PM, April 10, 2016 Sunday Toronto, Canada


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm IFRS Update

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break

3:15 pm – 4:15 pm ASPE Update

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm Networking



North York Central Library: Room 2/3

5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9


Seminar Enrollment Requirement:

  • Language: English
  • CPD Credit: 2 hours
  • Fees: CCPAA Member: $20/person Non-CCPAA Member: $40/person
  • Seat limitation and enrolment: 35-40 persons. Maximum space: 40 persons.
  • When you register, please provide your contact email address which will be used to provide the training materials for the workshop in advance.

Visit www.ccpaa.ca to get more information

Note: members needs to log into CCPAA website and buy tickets as follows:


IFRS & ASPE Updates 2016 #1 [Non-Member]

Starts On:
November 06, 2016
10:00 AM
Ends On:
November 06, 2016
4:00 PM
Event Passed
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