Centres of excellence


Members of CPA Australia’s Centres of Excellence play a vital role in helping shape our organisation's strategic responses to issues affecting members, the profession and the wider community.

We regularly seek applications from members with specialist knowledge and skills who are willing to provide their expertise and contribute to one of our six Centres of Excellence. Membership tenure is for two years, after which a member can renominate. Appointments are made by the CPA Australia Chief Executive Officer or their delegate. CPA Australia welcomes nominations from any CPA Australia member or non-CPA Australia member (non-CPA Australia members may not comprise more than half of the members of each Centres of Excellence).

Interested in joining CPA Australia’s Centres of Excellence?

CURRENT VACANCIES

We currently have vacancies in the following Centres of Excellence:

  • Environmental, Social and Governance
  • Ethics and Professional Standards 
  • External Reporting
  • Retirement Savings

We are seeking applications from individuals who meet the selection criteria. Nominations close 16th October. 
Download the nomination form and email it to: [email protected]

Nomination Form (PDF)

Nomination Form (Word)

SELECTION CRITERIA

Members of any Centre of Excellence must:

  • be committed to CPA Australia’s policy and advocacy objectives relevant to the specific Centres of Excellence
  • possess the following capabilities and skills:
  • strong relationship and interpersonal skills
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to think innovatively and strategically
  • strong sense of results achievement
  • comply with the requirements and obligations outlined in the Code of Conduct for volunteer members; and
  • participate in CPA Australia’s volunteer performance arrangements.

Find out more about the selection criteria for each Centre of Excellence.

EXPLORE THE SIX CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Digital transformation

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

In a globally connected world, prepare for current and future impacts of digital transformation on the accountancy profession.

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environmental

ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE

We embrace corporate social responsibility by using its core strengths to manage the increased expectations for businesses to become more sustainable.

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ethics

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS

We represent the interests of our members and the public by contributing to the development of ethical and professional standards.

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reporting

EXTERNAL REPORTING

We ensure members are at the forefront of policy considerations by assisting in voicing industry standards and related regulations.

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savings

RETIREMENT SAVINGS

We focus on all matters relevant to retirement savings, superannuation, self-managed superannuation funds and work across major components of the financial services industry.

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taxation

TAXATION

We provide members with an opportunity to advise on key Australian taxation policy issues and ensure members are at the forefront of policy considerations.

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WHY JOIN A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE?

CPA Australia and the broader membership benefit from having the voice and expertise of the members clearly represented in our work. Centres of Excellence members contribute to developing policy positions, as well as the organisations’ responses to consultations and exposure drafts, and ensuring member insights drive our thought leadership work.

Becoming a member of CPA Centres of Excellence allows you to: 

  • showcase your professional expertise with like-minded peers and fellow industry experts
  • build valuable connections with senior and experienced members
  • hear from industry experts invited to present to the Centres of Excellence in regular forums and meetings
  • keep well informed of policy and advocacy work to further enhance your professional expertise
  • have your name and contribution published on our website and in the annual report.

A VOICE FOR MEMBERS

CPA Australia and the broader membership benefit from having the voice and expertise of the members clearly represented in our work. Centres of Excellence members contribute to developing policy positions, as well as the organisations’ responses to consultations and exposure drafts and ensuring member insights drive our thought leadership work.

Membership tenure is for two years, after which a member can renominate. Appointments to a Centre of Excellence are made by the CPA Australia Chief Executive Officer or their delegate. Centres of Excellence include CPA Australia members and non-CPA Australia members (non-CPA Australia members may not comprise more than half of the members of each Centres of Excellence).

INTERESTED IN CONTRIBUTING TO CPA AUSTRALIA'S POLICY AND ADVOCACY WORK?

We regularly seek input and feedback from all members on a variety of policy and advocacy matters. Visit the Consultations and Submission page to Have Your Say or email [email protected] to find out how you can be involved.