Guide to public accounting services

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What are public accounting services?

If you are a member of CPA Australia and provide public accounting services in Australia or New Zealand you need to have CPA status and hold a public practice certificate, no matter where in the world you are located.

Public accounting services include accounting, auditing and assurance services, bookkeeping, consumer and commercial credit services, financial planning/advice, financial reporting, forensic accounting, insolvency and corporate reconstruction, management accounting, management consulting, taxation, transactional accounting, and valuation services.

We define the main services below.