About Us

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand is committed to promoting prosperity in Australia and New Zealand by supporting our members to work effectively in their businesses and communities

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Chartered Accountants ANZ) was formed on 1 January 2015 through the amalgamation of the former Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Our professional body represents 128,683 members globally, the majority based in Australasia. We are committed to promoting prosperity in Australia and New Zealand by supporting our members to work effectively in their businesses and communities, and through our in-house thought leadership on matters of public interest and constructive submissions on government policy and regulation.

As a higher education provider in accounting, the Chartered Accountants Program (CA Program) combines the rigour of education and the practical application of learned skills in the workplace.

Chartered Accountants are required to undertake continuing professional development after securing their qualification that covers topics from technological innovation to ethics. They are also required to demonstrate the values of professional integrity, principled judgment, financial discipline and a forward-looking approach to business, which underpins the profession.

As part of our obligation to members, we offer lifelong learning opportunities, networking events and professional support. We also maintain a robust process to discipline poor conduct and support Chartered Accountants who offer services directly to the public and perform practice reviews of chartered accounting practices to protect the public and the reputation of the profession.

Chartered Accountants ANZ is a member of the International Federation of Accountants, the Global Accounting Alliance and Chartered Accountants Worldwide, linking us into a global community of millions of Chartered Accountants and accounting students.

We are an associate member of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants, a member of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants and have a strategic alliance with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Chartered Accountants ANZ is an Australian registered body corporate that is governed by its supplemental Royal Charter and is domiciled in Australia. Members of Chartered Accountants ANZ are not liable for the debts and liabilities of the CA ANZ Group.

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Our global network

As at 30 June 2020

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Members globally

128,683

Members last year

125,802

Our Members

Designation
Class
30 June 2020
30 June 2019
% change from
June 2019–June 2020
Chartered Accountant
Full
Provisional
Fellow
96,085
18,745
7,499
93,491
18,293
7,507
2.8%
2.5%
–0.1%
Associate Chartered Accountant
Full
Provisional
Fellow
2,321
252
42
2,487
337
46
–6.8%
–25.2%
–8.7%
Accounting Technician
Full
Provisional
Fellow
1,111
456
6
1,094
532
4
1.6%
–14.1%
50%
Affiliate
2,166
2,011
7.7%
Total
128,683
125,802
2.3%

Our members by gender

Note: The gender data does not include 125 members who have chosen not to provide their gender.

Our members by age

Note: The age data does not include 132 members who have no date of birth recorded.

Our Strategy

Developed following a strategic review in consultation with members globally in late 2017, our strategic intent is to proactively shape the accounting profession of the future by developing opportunities for our members that build value for themselves, their clients and the communities in which they live and work.

The strategy discovery, invention and design process yielded four lenses on the future that reflect member feedback – the accounting professional of the future, practice of the future, services of the future and communities of the future.

We applied these lenses to our activities to understand how our work reinforces the capacity of members to thrive and adapt which led to the development of strategic initiatives such as the review of the CA Program, My CA, CA Catalyst and CA Capability+.

Accounting professional of the future:

to maintain the relevance of accounting professionals, to enhance their value to business and society and develop Chartered Accountants who are equipped with the right mix of capabilities, attract a more diverse pool of candidates, meet market demand for well-rounded accounting professionals and support ongoing development.

Practice of the future:

support small and mid-tier practices to reconceive their business models, work practices and capabilities, address their key issues across the lifecycle of their practice and create better tools, learning programmes and advocacy for the changing nature of work.

Communities of the future:

enable our diverse membership to collaborate with each other and their professional body to leverage the combined intelligence of our community to create solutions and amplify advocacy messages, facilitate opportunities to network and understand member needs in real-time.

Services of the future:

help members explore what roles, markets and services they can add value to and that are most relevant in the marketplace, leveraging the position of trust held by Chartered Accountants to extend their reach into new areas of opportunity and shape the education and advocacy programmes to drive opportunities for members.

Get in Touch

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