trusted voice

The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) ensures the concerns of members are voiced with government and key industry sectors through representation on special interest groups and committees including:

  • AASB Urgent Issues Group
  • Approved Auditors SubcommitteeREPRESENTATION SIDE
  • ASIC Chairs Committee
  • ASIC Regional Liaison Group
  • ASX Corporate Governance Council
  • ASX Listed Entities Liaison Committee
  • ATO Accounting Working Group
  • ATO CEOs Forum
  • ATO Foreign Source Income Subcommittee
  • ATO GST Subcommittee
  • ATO Lodgement Working Party
  • ATO National Tax Liaison Group
  • ATO NTLG International Financial Reporting Standards Subcommittee
  • ATO Research Steering Committee
  • ATO Tax Reform Working Party
  • ATO Technical Issues Management Subcommittee
  • ATO/Tax Practitioner Forum
  • Australia China Business Council
  • Australia Malaysia Business Council
  • Bookkeeper Industry Advisory Group
  • Capital Gains Tax and Losses Subcommittee
  • CEDA CEOs Forum
  • CEDA CFOs Forum
  • Consultative Group to the Australian Accounting Standards Board
  • Council of Business Associations
  • Council of Small Business Associations COSBOA
  • Emerging Issues Taskforce
  • Financial Reporting Council
  • Fringe Benefits Tax Subcommittee
  • Innovation Business Services Australia Bookkeeper Advisory Committee
  • Insolvency Law Advisory Group
  • National Small Business Forum
  • National Superannuation Consultative Committee
  • NTLG Superannuation Subcommittee
  • Regional ATO/Tax Practitioner Forums
  • Regulatory Discussion Group
  • Skills Council of Victoria
  • Small Business Coalition
  • Standards Australia Financial Planning Subcommittee
  • Superannuation National Audit Consultative Committee
  • Sydney Research Group (Accounting)
  • Tax Pack Advisory Panel
  • Trans Tasman Accounting Standards Advisory Group

The IPA makes representations to Government including the Australian Tax Office, Australian Securities and Investment Commission, Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority, Treasury Tax Agents Board and the Attorney General's Department.

The IPA is represented on Curriculum Policy Development Committees of TAFE Colleges around Australia. The IPA contributed to Government in the development of an Australian youth traineeship program with an accounting focus. 
The IPA strives to provide a 'voice' for members in the media on issues affecting their profession, key staff within the IPA are available for comment and media releases are issued regularly.