A Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) is a finance, accounting and business professional with a specific qualification. The CPA designation is a mark of high professional competence. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia was constituted by Royal Charter in 1928. It operates under a Supplemental Royal Charter granted by the Governor-General on behalf of Queen Elizabeth II on 19 August 2005.