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The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India has become one of the select professional accounting bodies in the entire world to make Continuing Professional Education (CPE) mandatory for its members (with some exceptions).

The Continuing Professional Education Programmes are being conducted throughout India by the CPE Programme Organising Units, consisting of the Council of the Institute itself, any Committee of the Council, Regional Councils, Branches, and Chapters and Study Circles as constituted under, and in terms of, the relevant notifications of the Council and shall include such other entity or unit which may be recognized by Council from time to time for conduct of learning activities and grant of CPE hours to members.

CPE Directorate is entrusted with the responsibility of, inter alia, to create, assist in the development of, administer and monitor such mechanisms as may be required for the purposes of Continuing Professional Education for members in terms of the recently issued Statement on Continuing Professional Education and as may be entrusted to it by the CPE Committee from time to time.

One of the major responsibilities of CPE Directorate in the CPE endeavour is to bring out Background Materials for various topics identified by the CPE Committee for conducting CPE Programmes by the POUs. An indicative list of topics on which the CPE Programmes have been conducted or being conducted is as under:

  1. Accounting and Secretarial Work - Current Developments

  2. Adding Value Through Continuous Non-stop Auditing: The Emerging New Audit Service

  3. Adequacy of documentation for borrowing - Current developments

  4. Advanced Credit Analysis

  5. Anti subsidy and Anti dumping - Law and Practice

  6. Appraisal of Lending

  7. Assessing Risk in the Public Sector

  8. Assessment and Appellate Proceedings

  9. Audit and Accounting issues in Educational Institutions

  10. Audit of ATM transactions

  11. Audit of Excise Records

  12. Audit of FOREX Transactions

  13. Audit of NBFCs

  14. Audit of Programme Funds

  15. Audit of Retail Banking Software

  16. Audit of Risk Management Practices

  17. Auditing Automated Applications: The Basics

  18. Auditing Derivative Strategies

  19. Auditing Human Resources Department

  20. Auditing Investment Activities

  21. Audits under Audit Bureau of Circulations

  22. Business Intelligence

  23. Business Process Improvement Techniques

  24. Business Strategies for SMEs and Role of Chartered Accountants

  25. Capital Budgeting under globalised business environment

  26. Certification under Export and Import Procedures - Role of Chartered Accountants

  27. Commercial Due Diligence

  28. Comparative Analysis of IFAC and ICAI code of ethics

  29. Computer Assisted Performance Evaluation

  30. Contract Management - Practical Issues

  31. Corporate Restructuring

  32. Cost Management

  33. Creative Problem-solving Techniques for Internal Auditors

  34. Credit Management

  35. Credit Risk management in banks

  36. Current Developments in Deductions and Exemptions Under IT Act.

  37. Customer Relationship Management

  38. Data mining for the organization - Issues and Developments

  39. Detection and preventions of inventory related frauds

  40. Detection and preventions of Receivables related frauds

  41. Developments in Direct Taxation

  42. Developments in Indirect Taxation

  43. Developments in Labour Laws

  44. Drafting and Conveyancing

  45. Effective Presentations

  46. Efiling of returns under Income Tax Act and other laws

  47. End Use monitoring

  48. ERP Audit (Eg.SAP R/3)

  49. Evaluating Internal Controls: A COSO-based Approach

  50. Extracting Maximum Value from Information Technology

  51. Finance of international trade

  52. Financial Modelling

  53. Financial Restructuring / Reengineering and Financial Reporting

  54. Fraud Detection and Investigation for Internal Auditors

  55. Implementing ABC in manufacturing environment

  56. Information Systems- Security and Control

  57. Insolvency laws - Role of Chartered Accountants

  58. Internal Auditing with information Technology and CAATs

  59. International Trade and Documentary Credits

  60. Introduction to Control Self-assessment

  61. Issues in Business Taxation.

  62. Issues in Business Valuation.

  63. Issues in Cross Border Investments

  64. Issues in FEMA

  65. Issues in TRIMS

  66. Issues in TRIPS

  67. Knowledge Management

  68. Leadership Skills for Internal Auditors

  69. Legal Aspects of International Business

  70. Managing Knowledge Capital to add company-wide value

  71. Mergers and Amalgamations

  72. Money laundering Risk and management

  73. Money Market Operations - Issues and Developments

  74. Motivation Techniques

  75. Negotiating skills

  76. Negotiating the best business finance

  77. New Investment Strategies

  78. Penalties under Direct Tax Laws

  79. Performance management - Current Developments

  80. Personal taxation for NRIs

  81. Private Equity and Venture Capital

  82. Public Relations and Writing skills

  83. Purchasing Fraud: Prevention, Detection, and Response

  84. Purchasing Techniques

  85. Quick Response Audits (Government)

  86. Recent Amendments to Setoff and Carry Forward of Losses

  87. Recent Developments in Law relating to Negotiable instruments

  88. Recovery Management of NPAs

  89. Representing a Case Before Appellate Authorities under Income Tax

  90. Representing a Case Before ITAT

  91. Restructuring of NPA Account

  92. Revenue and Inspection Audits of cooperative banks.

  93. Risk Management

  94. Social Audit of Large Cooperatives

  95. Stay, Tax Recovery and other Related Provisions under the Tax Laws

  96. Stock Valuation, Business Valuation

  97. Strategic Finance for Small Business Firms

  98. Supply Chain Management - Role of CAs

  99. Survey, Search and Seizure

  100. Taking cases before Income Tax Settlement Commission and ITAT

  101. Tax Planning under Incomes Tax Act

  102. Taxation of Agriculture Income - Recent Developments

  103. Taxation of e-commerce

  104. Taxation of Foreign Collaborations

  105. Taxation of Non-Corporate Entities - Issues and current Developments

  106. Taxation of Permanent Establishments

  107. TDS - Law and Practice

  108. Tools and Techniques for the Members who are starting their practice for the first time

  109. Treasury Management

  110. Valuation of Perquisites - Recent Notifications and Impacts

  111. Value-added Auditing

  112. Value-added Business Controls: The Right Way to Manage Risk

  113. Works Contract - Tax Implications

  114. Writing High-Impact Audit Reports

The CPE Committee invites Expression of Interest from members of the Institute and other experts who are interested in developing CPE Background Materials on the above topics as well as other topics of professional interest to the members of the Institute in general and practicing members in particular. The intending authors of the CPE Background materials are expected to have appropriate level practical experience in the relevant area. The CPE background materials have to be prepared as self-learning booklets in the form of handbooks with proper mix of theory and practical case studies. The background materials on accounting and auditing areas have to prepared to reflect the current technical pronouncements of the Institute. Similarly background materials covering legal enactments should be prepared to reflect the current provisions and guidance thereof.

Apart from getting recognition, among their professional brethren, for their contribution in preparing the background materials, the authors of the accepted CPE Background materials will be:

  1. Eligible for getting CPE Credit hours as per the Statement on CPE

  2. Getting their names printed in the front page of the CPE Background materials

  3. Honorarium and reimbursement of incidental expenses as per the prevailing policy of the Institute. (Which will depend upon the size, time and efforts to be required to prepare such background materials).

    The intending authors are required to send a formal request letter with the following details, preferably within a month from the date of publication of this announcement, to the CPE Directorate The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, PO Box No. 7100, Indraprastha Marg, New Delhi - 110 002. Sending proposals by email at is preferred:
  1. Brief profile of the author

  2. Specific experience and expertise in the relevant topic for which they offer themselves to write the background materials which will enable the CPEC for allotting the preparation of background material for them

  3. Proposed coverage of the CPE Background material (in about 2000 - 3000 words) including the proposed chapter scheme

  4. Sources of primary and secondary data based on which the Background material will be written

  5. Financial budget for preparing the background material

  6. Time frame within which they can submit the background material.

    It may be noted that mere submission of the Expression of Interest may not lead to the allotment of the particular background materials to a particular applicant. The Institute reserves the right to request any other expert (though they might not have offered their expression of interest in this regard) to prepare CPE Background materials. No communications will be entertained in this regard. Only selected authors will be individually communicated.

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