- CAW brings together 15 leading chartered accounting institutes, representing more than 1.8 million CAs and students in 190 countries
- CAW events are a great chance to network and learn from best practice.
- Another focus area for CAW is supporting CAs who emigrate, or work in different roles around the world during their careers.
There are many reasons to become a CA – from the prestige associated with the high academic requirements of the designation, to the many senior positions members fill in business and government, to the generous remuneration you can command. But perhaps one of the most far-reaching benefits is being part of an international network.
CAW brings together 15 leading chartered accounting institutes (see box below), representing more than 1.8 million CAs and students in 190 countries. Like CA ANZ, CAW aims to:
- Develop the role CAs play in the economy
- Promote the highest ethical standards among members
- Share member expertise and innovation
- Create opportunities for CAs, and CA Program students
- Maintain the designation’s position as the preeminent qualification in accounting, business and finance.
International best practice
CAW events are a great chance to network and learn from best practice. The organisation also shares a wide range of thought leadership on its website and social media. Learning from CAs in other countries can help you keep abreast of changes that may arise locally. Plus, CAs who are further ahead in digital transformation or work in cutting edge industries may offer ideas that can help you add value in your own role.
Another focus area for CAW is supporting CAs who emigrate, or work in different roles around the world during their careers. The CAW International Hub on the CAW website provides contact details for the member institutes in each region, and includes information about visas and job opportunities. It’s a super resource if you’re thinking about an international move, or want to see where the designation can take you.
New chair for CAW
And from 14 November, CA ANZ CEO Ainslie van Onselen will be the new CAW chair, appointed for an initial two-year term. Van Onselen is the first woman chair of the organisation and the first CAW chair from CA ANZ.
“Whether it’s opportunities in ESG, sustainability or AI, or working towards a more attractive profession and an even stronger ethical standing – we gain so much from working together,” she says.
Visit CAW at: charteredaccountantsworldwide.com