CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with more than 155,000 members working in 118 countries. We have operations in chosen markets throughout the world, including all Australian capital cities, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
CPA Australia’s primary aim is to enhance our members’ professional knowledge and support their career development through education, training, technical support and advocacy. Staff and members work together with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governments, regulators, industries, academia and the general public.
Our international presence continues to grow in terms of representation on international bodies and influence in the profession globally. In the areas of financial reporting, taxation and corporate governance, we are thought leaders in Australia and internationally.
CPA Australia’s vision is to be the world’s best member service organisation.
What is CPA Australia?
- Global professional membership organisation
- Thought leader – public interest advocator
- Exporter of education
- Broadcaster and media influencer (television – The Bottom Line, radio, internet and print)
- Digital leader (INTHEBLACK, The Naked CEO, Boardroom Tycoon, social media)
- Training provider
- Major events organiser
What is a CPA?
A CPA is a finance, accounting and business professional with a specific qualification. Being a CPA is a mark of high professional competence. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge.
CPAs are widely regarded by employers and members. It provides members with an internationally recognised qualification as well as the opportunity to complete specialist training and continuing professional development (CPD). To use the CPA designation, a member must:
- complete a degree or a postgraduate award recognised by CPA Australia
- complete the CPA Program, including three years of professional experience in finance, accounting or business
- undertake CPD activities each year
- comply to a strict code of conduct set by CPA Australia
Becoming a CPA
Be professionally recognised around the world by becoming a CPA. The CPA Program combines professional education with 3 years’ relevant practical experience, ensuring you gain both the technical and commercial skills required to stand out. Depending on your previous studies, you can either commence the CPA Program right away or complete foundation units before starting the Program.