To develop and issue, in the public interest,
high quality professional and ethical standards.
The Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board (APESB) was established as an independent body in February 2006, as an initiative of CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (now Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand). CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) are the three Members of the APESB.

What's New?


Proposed Revision of the Independence Standards relating to Other Assurance Engagements (Part 4B)


APESB issues submissions to the IESBA on Non-Assurance Services and Fees


New Independence Guide - an essential tool for auditors


Former Auditor General Colin Murphy joins APESB


APESB's submissions to IESBA and Treasury


APESB Secretariat Announcement - COVID-19


Strong auditor independence requirements: a key feature of the revised Code of Ethics


APESB issues guidance on prohibitions and audit partner rotation requirements in Australia

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