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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 125 countries. Core services to members include education, certification, training, technical support, networking and advocacy.

CPA Australia is now seeking suitably qualified candidates from within its membership, and candidates with expertise from fields outside the accounting profession, to join the Board for a term commencing 1 October 2018.

CPA Australia’s Board of Directors consists of up to 10 member directors and up to two non-member directors. The Board is currently comprised of seven member directors and two non-member directors. In 2018, two serving Directors will reach the end of their current terms.

The Board is seeking members with experience in – but not limited to – accounting, finance, governance and stakeholder management.

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
  • small to medium accounting practice
  • international business
  • government/regulatory bodies
  • academia; 
  • SME
  • not-for-profit.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of corporate governance and of directors’ 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.

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.

The Board of CPA Australia meets a minimum of eight times a year, 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 Friday 25 May

For candidates to be successfully considered they must address each of the selection criteria in their application.

To submit an application, or for further information regarding the selection process, please see the related forms and contact information.

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


Contact Information

Russell Reynolds Associates
Advising Consultants
P: +61 3 9603 1300
E: cpaaustralia@russellreynolds.com