public sector

Tools, templates and
resources to help you
in your profession

CPAs working in the public sector face unprecedented change amidst a backdrop of tightening revenues, increasing demand for services and an expectation to "do more with less". They have a critical role to play in developing and implementing strategy based on financial rigour and strategic insight to improve community service delivery.  

Access our range of resources, training and events to help you excel in this challenging environment.

CPA Australia partners with various organisations to support series of annual research lectures.
CPA Australia is proud to support bold and innovative research of relevance to members and the wider profession.


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A guide to understanding the financial reports of local governments

Guide to understanding the financial reports of local governments

This guide is designed to assist councillors, ratepayers and others, to better understand the accounting and regulatory aspects of local government financial reporting. This is the first in a series of initiatives that CPA Australia intends to undertake to improve the financial literacy and understanding of financial performance measures of local government entities.
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2018 Pro Bono Salary Survey

Pro Bono Australia's Salary Survey

Utilising six years’ worth of data, Pro Bono Australia have mapped out trends and detail insights like never before in their 2018 Salary Survey, while providing up-to-date remuneration levels for not-for-profit organisation. The survey is the largest and most comprehensive of its kind, and is your indispensable tool in benchmarking your staff across the whole organisation. As a member of CPA Australia you receive 20 per cent off the purchase price by entering the code CPAMEMBER at checkout.
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Public sector performance audit

Performance Audit

Performance auditing is widely accepted by public sector organisations as central to good governance. Read a critical review of the scope and practice of performance auditing in Australia.
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Commonwealth audit committees

Changes to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 require Commonwealth audit committees to have a majority of independent members. 

As Australia’s largest peak accounting body, we are assisting with the identification and shortlisting of potential candidates for a position on a Commonwealth audit committee. Senior CPA members looking to offer their broader business knowledge and experience and expand their professional networks can register via [email protected]


If you have a public sector related enquiry or would like to offer feedback, please contact us at [email protected]