do you need a public practice certificate?
Under CPA Australia By-Law 9.1, any member providing public accounting services into Australia or New Zealand must hold a Public Practice Certificate (PPC), no matter where in the world they are located.
If you offer these public accounting services, you require a PPC:
- auditing and assurance
- consumer and commercial credit services
- financial planning and advice
- financial reporting
- forensic accounting
- insolvency and corporate reconstruction
- management accounting
- management consulting
- transactional accounting
- valuation services.
If you offer these as a sole service, you do not require a PPC:
- company secretarial services
- information technology
This requirement applies to principals, partners and directors of a public practice entity. For more information, view the guidelines on providing services into Australia (PDF) or New Zealand (PDF). The requirement to hold a PPC does not apply to employees or to those earning less than $10,000 in gross fees per calendar year from the provision of public accounting services.