The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) is one of Australia's
oldest representative professional bodies, formed over eighty-five
- 1923 - Institute of Factory and Cost Accountants, formed in
- 1950 - Institute of Taxation and Cost Accountants, name
- 1957 - National Institute of Accountants, name change.
- 1967 - Institute of Commercial Studies, name change.
- 1970 - Institute of Affiliate Accountants, name change.
- 1988 - National Institute of Accountants, adoption of the
- 2011 - Institute of Public Accountants, name change.
The IPA manages its affairs through the Board of Directors,
comprising elected representatives from each Division.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, a national committee
structure deals with all issues relevant to the profession,
including education, ethics and disciplinary matters,
investments, accounting standards and auditing standards,
continuing professional education, public relations, professional
practice and by Divisional Councils.
The IPA's role is to ensure the needs and requirements of the
members, the profession and the business community are maintained
and protected. The framework of the IPA serves to protect and
support these interests and to ensure the members gain appropriate
recognition on a professional basis.
The Corporate Profile provides an overview of the
IPA and the programs in place to ensure the needs and requirements
of members and the business community are maintained.