CPA Australia’s vision is to partner with members to prepare for today and tomorrow in a globally connected world. Emerging technologies (for example, distributed ledger technology and blockchain) are expected to have significant impact on the nature of the work carried out by accountants and auditors. Our Policy and Advocacy team conducts research and thought leadership activities on technological transformation and its impacts on the accountancy profession. 


The Digital Transformation Centre of Excellence (CoE) role is principally to act in an advisory capacity.


  • Provide guidance on policy and issues relating to digital technology and business transformation and the potential impact on the profession
  • Identify current and emerging issues relevant to the profession in a timely and effective way
  • Provide advice on relevant legislation requiring response/comment
  • Provide input and feedback on appropriate policy responses
  • Provide thought leadership
  • Address issues which impact the profession, focusing on changes in the wider economic environment including globalisation and e-business
  • Be a strategic sounding board for management
  • Provide input on possible CPA Australia products and assist development of outputs


  • Business transformation enabled by technology
  • Implementing innovative business processes
  • Fintech, accounting information systems andbusiness intelligence software
  • Big data and data analytics
  • Emerging technologies 
  • Internet of things
  • Cyber security 
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cloud computing