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Certified Public Accountants, Australia, (CPA)

Certified Public Accountants, Australia, (CPA)

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Background of Institution

CPA Australia is Australia?s largest and most respected professional body. It helps to promote professional integrity and harness intellectual capital within the industry. At the same time, it also sets and maintains professional standards, as they relate to members and the wider business community.With over 102,000 global members and offices around the world, CPA Australia is the peak body for business and accounting professionals across the country, and throughout the region. In every major business centre around the globe, the CPA designation is one of the most recognized qualifications across commerce, industry, government, and public practice. More importantly, CPA Australia is recognised by the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), the national accountancy body, which is a requirement by law for individuals to practice the profession of accountancy in the country.Being the premier qualification for finance, accounting, and business professionals, a qualified CPA can look forward to financial rewards and career opportunities superior in just about every way to those of a traditional accountant, and will not only possess professional qualification but also the real-world experience to make one a trusted and respected business professional.

Programme Outline

To qualify for the CPA Programme, students will need to be an Associate Member and must have graduated with a degree with a major in Accounting recognized by CPA Australia. In the meantime, candidates can alternatively convert from other disciplines by undertaking an accredited postgraduate conversion course which covers the minimum knowledge required by CPA Australia.The CPA Program comprises six segment components, namely, the foundation segment, the corporate governance and accountability segment, three elective segments, and a capstone segment.Students who have completed the CPA Programme can proceed further in their career development by completing the CPA MBA programme with one of Australia?s premier schools.

Academic Facilities & Resources

CPA Australia owns the CPA Library Network which encompasses seven branches in Australia and another seven overseas, making it one of the largest accounting, finance, and business libraries in the world.There is also an extensive range of electronic and print publications being produced by CPA Australia to assist the students in their careers and keep them informed of relevant professional bodies. Meanwhile, the Centres of Excellence, or CoEs, represent a cast pool of technical and intellectual expertise, in which their focus lies in identifying issues of significance to the profession and providing advice and guidance for members.

Contact Details

Certified Public Accountants, Australia, (CPA)

Suite 10.01, Level 10, The Gardens South Tower
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Wilayah Persekutuan


Tel: 603-2267 3388
Fax: 603-2287 3030
Website: http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au
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