Accountants in Australia hold the highly esteemed reputation of being the most trusted adviser to their clients. Right now this is truer than ever with levels of trust in governments, banks and others waning; a career as a Public Accountant is truly a career decision to consider.
At the IPA, we have a passion for small business. More than 75 per cent of our members are either servicing small business or are small businesses in their own right. We understand what our members need to build and run a successful business, which is why we have designed a range of benefits with small businesses in mind.
Amongst the three professional accounting bodies in Australia, the IPA is a stand-out. Just one example, is our education offering; our professional program will give you both professional recognition and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is the highest qualification offering amongst the three bodies.
The MBA, facilitated through Deakin University, is an award-winning qualification and ranked amongst the top online MBAs in the world. It comes at a very competitive price and its online delivery offers you the flexibility of working at your own pace and allowing you to get on with your working day.
An MBA remains one of the greatest sought after business qualifications and is seen as a genuine competitive edge for those who have successfully completed their studies.
When businesses go to market to recruit new talent, the MBA speaks volumes as part of their selection and decision making process. While qualifications may not be the end all, if candidates meet all or most of the selection criteria, display the right person for the job, then an MBA may well be a deciding factor in their favour.
The IPA has a plethora of other benefits. For example, IPA Books+ is our affordable online accounting software product created for small businesses with a range of features to choose from. Best of all, it’s simple to use with an intuitive interface, making it easy to manage everyday finances. This is a great advantage for accountants and their small business clients.
And because business can be complex, we also offer a very affordable and price-competitive professional indemnity insurance, through our IPA Insure product. Partnering with AB Phillips, we provide guidance and advice to help IPA members select and secure the most appropriate type and level of insurance cover for their business.
For technical support, we offer our online technical helpdesk Professional Assist, which connects you with leading specialists who provide expert advice on regulatory and complex business issues that may affect you and your clients – all backed by professional indemnity insurance.
The IPA could well be your professional body of choice with a raft of member benefits just waiting for you. It’s never been a better time to be an accountant – so why not come to the IPA.