CPA Australia membership number mid-year update

CPA Australia is proud of its consistent member growth rate over many years and we have over 44,000 more CPAs and FCPAs now than we did in 2007. As of 30 June this year our membership retention figures are tracking consistently with the same time last year and we have 5,713 new members which is higher than at the same time last year.

The numbers explained

The figures provided reflect detailed demographic analysis based on our 31 December 2016 numbers. As CPA Australia’s financial year ends 31 December, we use this date as the point in time to report our membership numbers. This information is reflected in our annual report and all our communications until the next annual report is published. The use of year-end member numbers is consistent with our reporting over time and with our peer-group organisations.

We have also provided a mid-year update on our membership numbers and the figures provided here are correct as of 30 June 2017.

Throughout the year, CPA Australia’s member numbers including the number of voting members changes on a daily basis. This is as a result of members enrolling, progressing through the program (ie moving from an associate member to a full CPA member), resigning or passing away.

The other process that is relevant is the membership renewals cycle. In April, members who have not paid their subscription fee for the current year as of the end of March are struck off. Some members may subsequently re-join upon payment of the subscription fee.

This results in member numbers falling in April, before returning to, and then passing, the previous year-end statistics in the latter half of the year.

View the full demographic analysis here.