Our history

In April 1886 our founding fathers met to discuss the future of the accounting profession. From that vision, CPA Australia was born. While we celebrate our past, our commitment to integrity, excellence and innovative thinking means CPAs will remain at the forefront of business for generations to come.

"Since our founding fathers first met in 1886 the world has changed dramatically but their commitment to technical rigour, integrity and strategic business thinking remains as does our commitment to serving our members."

Alex Malley FCPA
Chief Executive Officer
CPA Australia