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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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Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards

CPA Australia members have a responsibility to act in the public interest and comply with the fundamental principles of integrity, objectivity, professional competence and due care, confidentiality and professional behaviour in all their dealings.

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Apply today: Commonwealth audit committees

Recent changes to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014 require that, from Wednesday 1 July, Commonwealth audit committees must 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. 

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