The IPA, formed in 1923, is one of Australia’s three legally recognised professional accounting bodies with more than 35,000 members and students in over 80 countries. The IPA is a member of the International Federation of Accountants, the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board and the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants.
In December 2014, the Institute of Financial Accountants in the United Kingdom joined the IPA and in doing so formed the IPA Group which is now the largest small to medium enterprise focussed accounting organisation in the world. The IPA Group is an entity concept and refers to the shared infrastructure. The IPA Board is the governing body of the IPA Group.
Through our expanded network and influence, we advocate for the small business and SME sectors with a high percentage of our members either being small businesses themselves or servicing those sectors.