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This instrument declares a qualified accountant for the purposes of the Corporations Act 2001.
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ASIC Corporations (Qualified Accountant) Instrument 2016/786

I, Stephen Yen PSM, delegate of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, make the following legislative instrument.

Date: 28 September 2016

 

 

Stephen Yen

 



Part 1—Preliminary

1        Name of legislative instrument

This is the ASIC Corporations (Qualified Accountant) Instrument 2016/786.

2        Commencement

This instrument commences on the day it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note:    The register may be accessed at www.legislation.gov.au.

3        Authority

This instrument is made under subsection 88B(2) of the Corporations Act 2001.

4        Definitions

In this instrument:

Act means the Corporations Act 2001.

eligible foreign professional body means each of the following:

(a)     American Institute of Certified Public Accountants;

(b)     Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (United Kingdom);

(c)     Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants;

(d)     The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales;

(e)     The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland;

(f)     The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.


Part 2—Declaration

5        Persons who are qualified accountants

 

All persons in the following classes of members of the following professional bodies are qualified accountants for the purposes of the Act:

(a)     any member of CPA Australia (CPAA) who:

(i)      is entitled to use the post-nominals “CPA” or “FCPA”; and

(ii)     is subject to CPAA’s continuing professional education requirements; and

(iii)    at or about the time of the member’s most recent renewal of membership, has confirmed in writing to CPAA that he or she complies with CPAA’s continuing professional education requirements;

(b)     any member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) who:

(i)      is entitled to use the post-nominals “CA”, “ACA” or “FCA”; and

(ii)     is subject to CA ANZ’s continuing professional education requirements; and

(iii)    at or about the time of the member’s most recent renewal of membership, has confirmed in writing to CA ANZ that he or she complies with CA ANZ’s continuing professional education requirements;

(c)     any member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) who:

(i)      is entitled to use the post-nominals “AIPA”, “MIPA”, or “FIPA”; and

(ii)     is subject to the IPA’s continuing professional education requirements; and

(iii)    at or about the time of the member’s most recent renewal of membership, has confirmed in writing to the IPA that he or she complies with the IPA’s continuing professional education requirements;

(d)     any member of an eligible foreign professional body who:

(i)      has at least 3 years of practical experience in accounting or auditing; and

(ii)     is providing a certificate for the purposes of paragraph 708(8)(c) or 761G(7)(c) of the Act to a person who is resident in the same country (being a country other than Australia) as that member.