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Wiley Partners with Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants on new Qualification Program

John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B) today announced that the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) has awarded to Wiley a tender to develop and produce the Institute’s new Qualification Program (QP) study materials. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018 9:07 am EDT
"Wiley is honored to be chosen as HKICPA’s partner in the development and launch of this innovative new program and we look forward to bringing our deep global expertise in accounting publishing, certification test preparation, and instructional design to support HKICPA’s long-term mission."

HOBOKEN, N.J. — August 14, 2018 — John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE: JW-A) (NYSE: JW-B) today announced that the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) has awarded to Wiley a tender to develop and produce the Institute’s new Qualification Program (QP) study materials.  

The tender provides for the creation of materials for a new, three-level program designed to provide professionals seeking HKICPA’s world-class CPA with the knowledge, skills, and competencies necessary to attain their credential and lead as a CPA.  Comprising an Associate, Professional, and Capstone level, the new QP integrates technical knowledge across fields of expertise in accounting, business and finance while also developing professional skills in analysis and critical thinking, problem-solving and leadership. The development of both technical knowledge and professional skills enables newly qualified CPAs to evaluate and make informed judgments on a wide variety of complex and often unpredictable issues, and to communicate professional solutions using appropriate methods.  

“The new version of the QP is a response to the demand for top talents in a fast-changing business world. It aims to ensure the next generations of CPAs will thrive in an exciting, rewarding profession, and that professional accountants are equipped with the best technical knowledge and skills, as well as relevant practical experience and ethics to sustain the competitiveness of Hong Kong as an international business and financial center," said Jonathan Ng, Acting Registrar, Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

"Wiley understands our strategic vision. Their vast experience in business and financial education and training makes them a solid partner to ensure that the QP does not only have an enhanced curriculum, but also quality delivery of study materials in a digital and engaging learning environment with interactive content, rich media and student collaboration tools. We await keenly for the final product that will help prepare students for the final examination and for success in their future careers as CPAs," added Mr. Ng.

In acknowledging the award of the tender, Wiley’s Executive Vice President for Knowledge and Learning, Ella Balagula, stated “Wiley is honored to be chosen as HKICPA’s partner in the development and launch of this innovative new program and we look forward to bringing our deep global expertise in accounting publishing, certification test preparation, and instructional design to support HKICPA’s long-term mission.”    

The three levels of the new QP will be rolled out stage-by-stage with the first examination session for the Associate Modules, the Professional Modules and the Capstone to be held in June 2020, December 2020, and June 2021 respectively.

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About the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) is the statutory body established by the Professional Accountants Ordinance responsible for the professional training, development and regulation of certified public accountants in Hong Kong. The Institute has more than 42,000 members and 18,000 registered students.

About Wiley
Wiley, a global research and learning company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 210 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at www.wiley.com.

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