CPA Australia is one of the world’s largest professional accounting and finance bodies and represents more than 160,000 accounting and business professionals living and working in 118 countries. Core services to members include education, certification, training, technical support, networking and advocacy. 

CPA Australia’s operations cover staffed offices in all states and territories of Australia, as well as in China (including Hong Kong), Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UK and Vietnam. CPA Australia works with its membership together with local and international bodies to represent the views and concerns of the profession to governments, regulators, industry, academia and the general public. 

CPA Australia’s Board of Directors comprises 10 member directors and two non-member directors.

Casual vacancy terms exist for three member directors concluding on 30 September 2019 and one member director and one non-member director concluding on 30 September 2018. 

CPA Australia is now seeking suitably qualified candidates from within its membership and candidates with expertise from fields outside the accounting and finance professions to join the Board. 

The Board is seeking members with experience in but not limited to accounting, finance, governance, stakeholder management and media. Candidates will be able to demonstrate experience working in a senior position across one or more of the following areas: Top Listed Company (ASX or equivalent international index); Large Accounting Firm; International Business; Government/Regulatory Bodies.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of corporate governance and of director’s duties and responsibilities. Candidates should also possess high standards of ethics, proven leadership skills, be analytically minded, solutions focused and visionary. Candidates with previous board experience or with senior executive experience across the Asia-Pacific region will be highly valued. 

The Board of CPA Australia meets on average six to eight times annually with the majority of meetings held in Melbourne. CPA Australia promotes and encourages diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Applications close Wednesday 26 July 2017. For candidates to be successfully considered they must address each of the selection criteria in their application.

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For further information on CPA Australia’s governance structure, the Board and the election procedures, see: