The Opportunity


Job Title: CPA Australia - BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Australia, Australia
Industry: Professional Services
Reference: BBBH24995_1556248886
Job Published 26th April 2019
  • Join a high performing, hard working Board.
  • Be a thought leader for the accounting profession.
  • Continue member and stakeholder engagement across our regions.

CPA Australia is one of the world's largest professional accounting and finance bodies, representing more than 165,000 professionals living and working in 150 countries and regions. Core services to members include education, certification, training, technical support, networking and advocacy.

This year, three serving Directors will reach the end of their current terms (and are entitled to renominate). CPA Australia is seeking suitably qualified candidates to apply to join the Board.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of corporate governance and of directors' duties and responsibilities. They should possess high standards of ethics, proven leadership skills, be analytically minded and solutions focused. They will also have excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.

Candidates will have experience working in a senior position in one or more of the following areas: Top Listed Company (ASX or equivalent); Large Accounting Firm; Small to Medium Accounting Practice; International Business; Government / Regulatory Bodies; Academia; SME; Not for Profit. Expressions of interest are particularly sought from people with experience in (but not limited to):

  • Public Practice - regional and metropolitan experience desirable
  • PR, communications, media and marketing
  • Thought leadership around the future of the profession, digital and AI
  • People and Culture

Candidates will come from within CPA Australia's membership and from people with expertise in fields from outside the accounting profession. Candidates with previous board experience or with senior executive experience will be highly valued.

CPA Australia promotes and encourages diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications close at 5.00pm Friday 31 May 2019.

How to apply

For candidates to be successfully considered they must address each of the selection criteria and complete a separate Application Form. For further information on selection criteria and how to apply, please refer to the related forms and contact information.

There are three documents available for download here. They are the 2019 Director Application Process (PDF) info sheet, the Selection Criteria (PDF) and Application Form (excel).

To complete your application, click on the "Apply Now" link below. Then upload your three documents: your CV; your document addressing the selection criteria (in place of a cover letter); your Application form in excel (upload as an 'Additional Document").

All applications must be submitted through the Derwent website. Please email any questions to or call Derwent on +61 3 9691 1333.

For further information on CPA Australia's governance structure, the board and the election procedures, see: