CPAs working in the public sector face unprecedented change amidst a backdrop of tightening revenues, increasing demand for services and an expectation to "do more with less". They have a critical role to play in developing and implementing strategy based on financial rigour and strategic insight to improve community service delivery.

Access our range of resources, training and events to help you excel in this challenging environment.

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Pro Bono Australia's Salary Survey

The 2017 Salary Survey provides practical information on selecting appropriate benchmarks and building a remuneration framework for Australia’s social sector. 

As a member of CPA Australia you receive 20 per cent off the purchase price by entering the code CPAMEMBER at checkout. 

Apply today: Commonwealth audit committees

Recent changes to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 require that, from Wednesday 1 July, Commonwealth audit committees must have a majority of independent members. 

As Australia’s largest peak accounting body, we are assisting with the identification and shortlisting of potential candidates for a position on a Commonwealth audit committee. 

Senior CPA members looking to offer their broader business knowledge and experience and expand their professional networks can register via


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Performance audit

Performance auditing is widely accepted by public sector organisations as central to good governance. Read a critical review of the scope and practice of performance auditing in Australia.

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Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards

CPA Australia members have a responsibility to act in the public interest and comply with the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour in all their dealings.

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