CPA Australia celebrates 10 years in Indonesia

Content Summary

  • There is high demand for accountants in Indonesia but a shortage of supply.
  • CPA Australia’s Jakarta office is helping to build local accounting capabilities.
  • CPA Australia has 442 Indonesian-based members and more than 20,000 in the region.

Global accounting body CPA Australia has marked the 10th anniversary of its Jakarta office with avirtual celebration attended by representatives from local accounting bodies, the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and local CPA Australia members.

CPA Australia Executive General Manager International Deborah Leung said, “In the decade since it opened, CPA Australia’s Jakarta office has successfully served local members and played an important role in helping to strengthen Indonesia’s accounting profession.

“The accounting profession is a key pillar of the Indonesian economy. The work of accountants and finance professionals is fundamental to the stability, efficiency and sustainability of companies, financial markets, and economies.

“Most of the world’s largest multinationals have offices in Indonesia, creating a high demand for accountants. Combined with a rapidly developing economy, however, Indonesia faces a shortage of qualified accountants.

“CPA Australia has been helping to meet this demand by building Indonesia’s professional accounting capabilities for the last 10 years.”

The Chairman of CPA Australia’s Indonesian Advisory Committee, Dr Adi Budiarso, said he was very proud of the fact that the CPA Program is so well received in Indonesia.

“We strive to deliver outstanding service to members and maintain strong relationships with local professional accounting bodies, regulators and industries. We also play an active role in nurturing a generation of future leaders in Indonesia,” Dr Budiarso said

Ms Leung said, “We look forward to continuing to build a strong accounting profession in Indonesia, which will enable the Indonesian economy to seize opportunities for further growth and prosperity.”

Media contact

Reza Havies, Country Manager Indonesia, on +62-21 29645100 or [email protected]