APESB at a Glance

The Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board (APESB) is an independent, national body that sets the code of ethics and professional standards with which accounting professionals who are members of CPA Australia, CA ANZ or IPA must comply. The APESB is equally funded by CPA Australia, CA ANZ and the IPA.

Mission & Vision

Issuing professional and ethical standards that are relevant to members of the Professional Accounting Bodies while serving the public interest.


The Accounting Professional & Ethical Standards Board (APESB) corporate structure is one of a company limited by guarantee.

Board & Staff

Our people are committed to promoting professionalism and ethical behaviour and maximising the integrity of the accounting profession.

Work Program

Find out more about the APESB Standards and Guidance Note Work Program here, including what projects are on the agenda, key milestones and timelines.

Annual Reports

Read about our key strategies, work plan and engagement activities.


APESB holds regular events to engage with key stakeholders, including the Professional Accounting Bodies and professional accountants, government bodies, regulators, the academic community and the public.


To learn more about the APESB, please read our frequently asked questions.

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