Indigenous Accountants Australia

Content Summary

Have a great start and a rewarding career

Indigenous Accountants Australia is a joint initiative of CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). We want to encourage more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to pursue careers in accounting.

We understand that getting into accounting might seem hard, but with Indigenous Accountants Australia and our team at CPA Australia, we can help you realise your dreams.

An inspirational Indigenous Australian CPA

Sarah Richards is on the Advisory Committee of Indigenous Accountants Australia. She tells her story and offers up some great insight at the IAA website:

“Becoming an accountant can be beneficial for your community because it equips you with the skills you need to provide financial and project advice about where and how to use funds effectively on community projects.”
Sarah Richards CPA, Senior Associate, PwC Indigenous Consulting

How can we help you in your career?

There are three ways we can help you forge a rewarding career as an accountant:

1. We can connect you to other Indigenous students wanting a career in accounting

Our social media networks and the IAA network is a great place to start meeting other students and creating a group of peers. Connect with us:

2. We can connect you to our global network

When you sign up to our network, you are connecting yourself to the world of success. The IAA network is already made up of more than 150,000 students around the globe.

  • Once you join up, we’ll send you tips so you can get ahead in the career you want. You will also have access to the following:
  • career advice
  • exclusive deals
  • graduate and internship opportunities
  • job seeker tools.

Sign up to the IAA network

3. We may offer you a CPA Program Scholarship

If you are ready and you’re looking for support, apply for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship. The scholarship entitles recipients to exemption from all CPA Program subject fees and a full three years of ASA membership fees waived, at Associate level.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarships, and apply