Certified Practising Accountant (CPA). The Bachelors in Business (Majoring in Accounting) and the Masters in Professional Accounting at the Singapore campus of James Cook University are accredited by CPA Australia. A CPA is a finance, accounting and business professional with a specific qualification. Being a CPA is a mark of high professional competence. It indicates a soundness in depth, breadth and quality of accountancy knowledge. CPA accreditation ensure the quality of accounting programs offered which remains high and relevant to industry and the profession’s needs.
Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). The Accounting Major for business program at the Singapore campus of James Cook University is accredited by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ). New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) amalgamated to become Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. Students who complete the accredited award may join CA ANZ. To become full members of the accounting profession and practise as an accountant, they must then complete the professional programs of whichever body they join and undertake the required number of years of professional experience.
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Singapore campus of James Cook University is a member of AACSB and is currently undergoing the process of accreditation which is a rigorous external review of a school’s ability to provide the highest quality programs. AACSB connects educators, students, and business to achieve a common goal: to create the next generation of great leaders. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB provides quality assurance, business education intelligence, and professional development services to over 1,600 member organizations and nearly 800 accredited business schools worldwide. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network, as well as the business community.
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute. The Bachelor of Business (Finance) at the Singapore campus of James Cook University is affiliated with CFA Institute’s University Affiliation Program. CFA Institute seeks to set professional standards for investment management practitioners and broadly engage other finance professionals through their interest and interactions with the investment management industry. Improving outcomes for investor’s advances and benefits members through greater demand for educated and ethical investment management professionals.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The Accounting Major for business program at the Singapore campus of James Cook University is recognised by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. ACCA is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management. They support 188,000 members and 480,000 students in 180 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. Through their public interest remit, they promote appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The Singapore Campus of James Cook University is affiliated with IMA. IMA was named the 2017 and 2018 Professional Body of the Year by The Accountant/International Accounting Bulletin. IMA is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the Certified Management Accountant® program, continuing education, networking and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 100,000 members in 140 countries and 300 professional and student chapters. Headquartered in Montvale, N.J., USA, IMA provides localized services through its four global regions: The Americas, Asia/Pacific, Europe, and Middle East/India.