Ikatan Akuntan Indonesia (Institute of Indonesia Chartered Accountants/IAI) and the CPA Australia have signed a Membership Pathway Agreement (MPA). The agreement enables IAI members to become members of CPA Australia and CPA Australia members to become members of IAI.

The MPA was signed by Professor Lindawati Gani, National Committee Member of IAI and Ms. Kerry Mayne, General Manager, Acquisition & Public Sector Engagement, CPA Australia. The signing ceremony event was attended by members of both institutes, representatives from Austrade, Indonesia Ministry of Finance, Indonesia Supreme Audit Board (BPK-RI), the Training Center of BPK-RI, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants, recognised employer partners and education partners.

The partnership aims to enhance cooperation between IAI and CPA Australia; broaden the global vision of students and professionals; help develop higher quality accounting graduates; and promote the ongoing advancement of the accounting profession in both Indonesia and Australia.

CPAAustralia will support activities at the IAI, such as seminars and conferences for accounting professionals; share knowledge and exchange information with the IAI; provide access to learning resources through CPA Australia’s professional network; and provide flexible pathways for those wishing to study the CPA Australia program and build a career in accounting.

As part of the agreement, CPA Australia will also recognise successful completion of the IAI Tax Exam as an exemption from completion of one of CPA Australia’s elective subjects. This will allow CPA Australia members in Indonesia the option of taking the local IAI Tax exams as part of their electives by enrolling directly with IAI.

Professor Gani said the partnership between IAI and CPA Australia will provide members with valuable professional opportunities and will have a positive impact on the Indonesian economy. Furthermore, she reiterated

 “This collaboration will enhance the capabilities of members, as well as leverage the contribution of the accounting profession in the global economy.”

Ms. Mayne said that the agreement is an important milestone in cooperation between CPA Australia and IAI that paves the way for future collaboration.

“This agreement formalises the already productive working relationship between IAI and CPA Australia. Insigning our MPA today, both parties pledge to work together to strengthen the accounting and finance profession.”

IAI and CPA Australia share common and strong interests in the advancement of the profession of accountancy, especially in relation to the maintaining and strengthening of professional and educational standards in all sectors, as well the internationalisation of the profession. Both these professional organizations increasingly understand the importance of the role of professional accountants in an effort to strengthen the foundations of the world economy in the era of digital economy.

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