The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) has entered into a strategic partnership with the Qantas Business Rewards program to provide new benefits to its members.

“This partnership will reward our members via the Qantas Business Rewards program by giving members the opportunity to earn Qantas Points when they attend IPA’s major events,  participate in our online continuous professional development (CPD) sessions or automatically renew their IPA membership,” said IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.

“Maintaining currency of knowledge is essential for our members and our online CPD sessions and major educational events help provide this, but this way they are also rewarded for their efforts.

“This will also apply for members entering the new IPA Program; our professional program which is now a fully-fledged MBA and provides them with a strong competitive advantage to grow their business.

“I hope that members can redeem points for something they wish to purchase or towards flights, whether they be for business or pleasure purposes. We see this as a very good fit for the IPA and our members,” said Mr Conway.

Business owners with an ABN can join the Qantas Business Rewards program for free through IPA. Head of Qantas Business Rewards Eric Jelinek said the partnership is a great way for public accountants to earn points though the IPA’s event and professional programs, as well as on their everyday business and travel expenses.

“The Qantas Business Rewards program gives accountants with an ABN the opportunity to earn Qantas Points with more than 50 partners on everything from fuel and office supplies, to energy bills and insurance,” said Mr Jelinek.

“Once a business has built up their points balance, those points can be used on travel items like flights, hotels and car hire, as well as products through the Qantas Store and Qantas epiQure.

“For public accountants, being a Qantas Business Rewards member opens up a variety of ways to easily increase your Qantas Points which you can use as a Qantas Frequent Flyer or for your business.”