Chartered Accountants secure their qualification through a combination of professional exams and practical accounting experience.
We offer a range of training routes that provide choice and flexibility to graduates, non-graduates, Accounting Technicians and experienced professionals.
On the flipside is Australian National Maritime Museum CFO Frank Shapter, who is a qualified CPA.
Shapter has held senior finance positions at Optus, Chubb, Kaplan Australia, and was the regional financial controller and general manager of ANZ business processes at Thomson Reuters.
If you would like to specialise in a particular technical function, then a Chartered Accountant qualification is a good choice.
It can help you move into a financial controller or CFO role later in your career.
The CA course content is geared heavily toward auditing and tax matters and, from a technical perspective, those that obtain a CA qualification are better prepared to handle the more complex accounting issues.
According to Black, the knowledge he gained from his CA qualification has been applicable on a practical level nearly every day of his career.
Read on for more information about these different routes.
If you're in school, you may be wondering if a career in Chartered Accountancy is for you.