Below is the information I want to share with those who are interested to possess a professional qualification. To date there exist quite a number of professional qualifications such as CIMA, ACCA, ICAEW, ICSA, CPA Australia, just to name a few. However, for the purpose of a simple review, only CPA Australia [simply because I'm a member of this institute! Hahahaha.. :-)] and its latest arrangement with CIMA are highlighted.. Since they are promoting another membership to the existing members (of course some conditions may appy), some may find this interesting. Me too!!!
CPA (Certified Practising Accountants) Australia qualification has been developed to meet the needs of members, employers and students. It has pre-qualifying educational requirements, satisfied by completion of an accredited tertiary-level programme.
The CPA programme is oriented towards professional practice but its core elements address some important professional and business issues. Furthermore, the available electives allow the student to gain expertise in areas covered by CPA, such as strategic management accounting. For further information, please visit its website https://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/
The latest announcement directs my attention to the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) between professional bodies around the globe. CPA Australia has a MRA with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to establish guidelines on how qualified members can gain reciprocal membership. CPA Australia members who qualify for membership of CIMA will have rights to use the CIMA designation. So, let's join..