What is the accountant? According to the Australian Audit Directory, "Accounting or Accounting Specialists, ie financial information measurements, disclosures or collateral that help managers, investors, tax authorities, and others to allocate resources" (" Accountants " ). As you already know, there are various professional accounting bodies around the world.
For example, not all countries use the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). As its name implies, it is only used in the United States. In Australia, however, there are three legally recognized local professional accounting bodies; the CPA Australia (CPA) and the Australian Post Offices (ICAA).
IPA has been operating since 1923 and is still growing in the organization today. After 90 years, more than 26,000 members and students participate in 64 countries and are among the world's highest professional accounting bodies (" Public Accountant Institute ). In 2005, they became full members of the International Accounting Association IFAC) and the Asia Pacific Association (CAPA) in 2011. They are authorized to build relationships and exchange overseas knowledge, and they are innovative in everything they do, as they are listed in the BRW's most innovative list in Australia on the 2012 list. IPA has three membership levels, the Associate (AIPA), the Member (MIPA) and the Fellow (FIPA). Associate Membership requires you to have an Australian Accounting Diploma or Accounting Bachelor's Degree that can be Australian or equivalent MIPA- Membership Australia-Enhanced Accounting Certificate, Pre-Two-Year IPA Program Full-time Accounting Experience in accounting or related fields and a mentoring experience program. FIPA Membership requires 7 years of MIPA status or equivalent and 10 years of experience in accounting are at the top five years of the past (" Central Audit Institution ).
According to the CPA, Australia, the world largest accounting bodies with more than 150,000 members worldwide working in 120 countries across the globe and working with more than 25,000 members in leadership positions (" About Us ). They provide education, training, technical support and advocacy. Early players were in the Asian market, where involvement began in the early 1950's and is aimed at developing and strengthening the accounting profession in the region. Almost a quarter of Australia's CPA members live outside Australia, more than 35,000 in Asia. At present, they have 19 employees in Australia, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. To be a member of this program, CPAs will earn a post-graduate award recognized in Australia and demonstrate competence in the required knowledge areas and successfully finish the CPA program within six years (" About Us ). They must have three years of professional experience in accounting for financial matters and business activity. In order to provide state accounting services, the CPA must also complete the CPA Australia public education program, which includes distance learning and the retail component, and has a public practice certificate in accordance with the CPA Australia Act.
ICAA is a professional body represented by Chartered Accountants in Australia. There are currently more than 50,000 members and 12,000 students (" News and Updates "). In order to become a member of the institute, you must complete the Chartered Accountant program, which includes a Graduate Diploma in Graduate Accounting (GradDipCA) and three years of practical experience. Access is accessible to everyone who has an accountancy qualification; however, those with non-accounting subjects may enter after further requirements are met. If a person becomes an accountant auditor, he or she must complete 120 hours of continuous vocational training every three years. ICAA is a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA). The members of the alliance are part of the international accounting coalition of the world's leading accounting organizations. Certified Accountants audit 100% of Australia's best ASX-listed companies. These are recognized by international accounting agencies of the world's leading financial centers. Since November 2013, ICAA has merged with the New Zealand Accounting Institute and is now known as "Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand" News and Updates .
US bodies in Australia do not differ much all of them start from the same principles in a sense but there are very few things that are different. April 07, 2015
"About Us" CPA Australia – Np, nd Web April 03, 2015
"State Accounting Institute" Institute of Public Education Np, nd Web April 07, 2015  "News and Updates." Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Np, nd Web. April 05, 2015