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CPA Australia

CPA Australia believes the work of professional accountants is fundamental to the stability, efficiency and sustainability of individual companies, financial markets and the economies of entire countries. Ultimately their work enables capital to flow to the most productive projects and ensures that standards of living increase. We are one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a membership of around 150,000 finance, accounting and business professionals.  Core services include education, continuing professional development, technical support and advocacy for the profession.  The CPA designation is recognised globally, with members in 121 countries.

What is a CPA?

A CPA is a highly qualified finance, accounting and business professional. CPA Australia is one of the largest, most recognised and respected accounting bodies in the world and it is the capabilities of strategy, leadership, and global business that set CPA Australia apart in today’s dynamic business environment.

As a CPA, your scope is unlimited - you can pursue career opportunities in any industry, organisation or role. CPAs are employed globally in all:

  • industries – from financial planning, international trade and consulting, through to industries as diverse as IT, sport, entertainment, music or health
  • organisations – large or small, public or private, CPAs drive their own businesses or lead multi-nationals – from the top 100 to the Big 4 in the profession, and
  • business leadership roles – from CEOs or CFOs to general managers and consultants.

Internationally, the CPA designation is widely recognised and respected, from Asia Pacific to the UK and USA. The CPA designation is one of the world’s most portable qualifications and is a valuable tool for opening doors locally and internationally. Numerous professional accounting bodies throughout the world recognise the CPA Program and the CPA designation.

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CPA Australia

CPA Australia believes the work of professional accountants is fundamental to the stability, efficiency and sustainability of individual companies, financial markets and the economies of entire countries. Ultimately their work enables capital to flow to the most productive projects and ensures that standards of living increase. We are one of the world’s largest accounting bodies with a membership of around 150,000 finance, accounting and business professionals.  Core services include education, continuing professional development, technical support and advocacy for the profession.  The CPA designation is recognised globally, with members in 121 countries.

www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Becoming a CPA

CPAs are recognised around the world for their strategic business skills. The CPA Program is a post-graduate accounting program that 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. Apply today

What should I study?

You don’t have to have an accounting degree to become a CPA, but they do help - completing an accredited course may remove the need to sit our foundation exams.

Use CPA Australia’s Accredited Course Search to see the courses that can streamline your entry into the CPA Program.

Scholarships and Awards for Students

CPA (Aust) Prize for Most Outstanding Student in ACCT311/ACCT346
UC Scholarships

Contacts

Auckland Office
Level 16, HSBC House
1 Queen Street
PO Box 105893
Auckland 1143

Tel: (09) 913 7450
Email: nz@cpaaustralia.com.au