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Real Business : 2013 Issue 1
welcome Real Business ISSUe 1, 2013 why become a cPA? Being a CPA will put you ahead of the competition and ensure you’re recognised by employers. CPA Australia’s comprehensive education program, incorporating business context combined with practical experience, will give you the knowledge and skills you need for a highly rewarding career. why are cPAs valuable to an organisation? CPAs are valued for their ability to drive business. They combine technical accounting skills with business, leadership and personal-effectiveness skills developed through the CPA Program to add value to a diverse range of professional endeavours. what isa cpa? aCPaisafinance,accountingandbusinessprofessionalwithaspecificqualification.TheCPadesignationisamarkofhighprofessionalcompetence,togetherwithquality,depthandbreadthofaccountingknowledge. Guest insight Happy new Year and welcome to the first issue of Real Business for 2013. This issue includes plenty of ideas and advice thanks to the help of guest editors and Passport students Cedric laverdure and Penny nguyen, our 2012 Real Business competition winners. Cedric and Penny joined us for our editorial meeting at CPa australia’s head office and, together, they helped formulate an issue full of insights and tips relevant to you, their peers. Read about how to dress for that dream job, learn tips on managing up, hear about the new and exciting journeys The naked CeO has been on and, if you’ve ever wondered how many hours you should clock up when you start a new job, read our feature on working hours – you might be surprised! To further explore how you can boost your connections, skills, employment prospects and industry knowledge, join our free student network – CPa Passport (cpaaustralia.com.au/cpapassport). carly Greenwood CPa ausTRalia PuBliCaTiOns ediTOR 4 dAShboArd I’m looking at becoming a CPA. How do I become a member? Your CPa Program entry pathway will vary depending on your experience, qualifications and education. To assess your eligibility, visit cpaaustralia.com .au/apply. if you’re still studying, we recommend you join CPa Passport. Cedric laverdure, left, and Penny nguyen, right, with Carly Greenwood. what are the benefits? As a member of CPA Australia, you’ll be joining one of the largest and most respected international accounting bodies in the world. Membership offers connection to a network of more than 144,000 accounting professionals in more than 127 countries to help you throughout the CPA Program and your entire career.
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