Nominations to Advisory and Compliance Committees now open

Nominations are being sought until Friday 3 November for CPA Australia’s Professional Qualifications Advisory Committee, Public Practice Committee, and Quality Review Committee.

Find out more about the Advisory Committees and how to nominate here.
For more information on the Quality Review Committee and to nominate see here.

Councils 

CPA Australia's various councils and committees offer members an opportunity to:

  • support the organisation and represent members from their location or industry sector 
  • assist the board and management by providing feedback and guidance on issues impacting members and the profession
  • increase their professional knowledge and networks.

Representative Council

The Representative Council is responsible for appointing the CPA Australia Board of Directors and is comprised of representatives from each division, various advisory committees, staffed branches, industry sectors and membership groups.

Divisional and Branch Councils 

Members are elected to Divisional and Branch Councils by members of the division or branch. The councils are an important channel of communication between members and the board and are essential for serving members. Their key focus is on member engagement and advocacy of the profession and CPA Australia.

Committees

Committees of Directors

The CPA Australia Board of Directors governs four board committees that assist the board in its decision-making and policy processes. The four committees are:

  • Audit and Risk
  • Finance
  • Nomination and Remuneration

All committee members are Directors and are appointed by the board.

Advisory Committees

CPA Australia has two Advisory Committees which advise the CPA Australia Board of Directors in the areas of:

  • professional qualifications
  • public practice

Compliance Committees

Two Compliance Committees, the Quality Review Committee and the Disciplinary Committee, evaluate and review the professional conduct of members to ensure they comply with ethical and legal obligations relevant to the accounting and finance professions.

Divisional and Branch Committees

Divisional and Branch Committees are established by Divisional Councils to enhance member engagement. The committees and branches represent the interests of members within a particular sector or group and act in an advisory capacity to the Council, under agreed terms of reference or a charter.

Representative Committees - other locations

CPA Australia has established representative offices in various locations around the world which are not divisions or branches as defined in Article 52 of the Constitution. Representative offices are established to assist CPA Australia members residing in these locations with their continuing professional development and other benefits of membership. These offices may or may not be staffed by CPA Australia and are permitted to form Committees of local members.