Public practice updates

Establishing a practice
  • Access a number of guides to assist you in setting up a public practice in Australia or New Zealand.

Client engagement documentation

  • Download pro-forma client engagement documentation which has been specifically tailored for practices operating in Australia or New Zealand
Intellectual property issues for accountants

Family businesses   

Accounting software

Entering public practice

Public practice refers to members who offer accounting services to businesses and the public.

For regulatory purposes CPA Australia has created By-Laws for members in public practice, By-Laws 9.1 to 9.8. Changes to these By-Laws were approved in October and will affect members in public practice from Friday 17 October. 

CPA Australia requires any member offering public accounting services into Australia or New Zealand to be of CPA status and hold a Public Practice Certificate, no matter where in the world they are located. Obtaining a Public Practice Certificate requires the completion of the Public Practice Program

Starting your own practice

Working in Asia 

The International Practice Management Guide provides an overview of the requirements to practice as an accountant in Asia.