Inclusion and Diversity Member Survey

Your perspective. Our future. At Chartered Accountants ANZ, we invite all members to share their views in our annual Inclusion and Diversity Member Survey.

As a global professional body, we recognise the importance of inclusion and diversity in creating a world-class member experience and ensuring a sustainable future for the profession. 

As part of our strategic roadmap to 2025, we developed a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) strategy based on input from our members through the inaugural Inclusion & Diversity Member Survey in 2021. Every year, the survey helps to validate and track the progress of the strategy, which aims to support a profession known for inclusion and where diversity of background, experience and thinking is valued. 

Our Inclusion and Diversity Survey focuses on four key areas:

Inclusive culture:

Exploring your organisation’s workplace culture relating to inclusion and diversity; and understanding how much you feel a sense of belonging, safety and respect at work.

Inclusive careers:

Understanding your experiences relating to recruitment and career progression, including opportunities for learning and professional development.

Inclusive leadership:

Examining the capability of leaders to seek perspectives different from their own to make decisions, drawing on the contributions of diverse team members, and who are role models for inclusion.

Diversity demographics:

Better understanding the diversity profile of our profession including age, gender identity, cultural background or ethnicity.

We understand that this involves the sharing of sensitive information, all responses will be aggregated to prevent individual member responses being identified. To find out more about how CA ANZ collects, uses and discloses personal information, please read our Privacy Collection Statement and CA ANZ's Privacy Policy.

All members will be sent an email survey invitation from 17th May 2023 with a unique survey link to take part in this survey. Please contact us if the survey invitation is not received.

Why are we running an Inclusion & Diversity Survey?

To enhance the profession

To enhance the profession

Research by McKinsey and Deloitte spanning several decades found that organisations with an inclusive culture have shown themselves to outperform their competitors, exceed financial targets and achieve better business outcomes.

Undertaking this research will track the delivery of CA ANZ’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and identify opportunities to attract and retain diverse talent, which is essential to ensure a sustainable and thriving future for the profession.

The 2021 survey was designed by Kantar a world leading data and insights company in consultation with a diversity and inclusion specialist to create a robust methodology. We work with external organisations to ensure the survey design meets best-practice in asking questions respectfully and empathetically. The 2023 survey questionnaire remains largely unchanged, which will enable CA ANZ to compare 2023 with 2021 results. 

To better respond to member needs

By better understanding our evolving inclusion and diversity membership profile, we aim to create a world-class experience, where we deeply understand what is required to fully support our members and help shape the design of our future service offering, so that members can continue to make a difference to the communities in which they live and work.

To understand inclusion gaps

Understanding if there are any inclusion, fairness or equality gaps within our membership base and in the broader profession will help shape CA ANZ’s future thought leadership and advocacy work. We want to provide a true compass for organisations to do the right thing and help Chartered Accountants apply the highest ethical standards. Creating inclusive, safe and respectful experiences for members, businesses and the communities in which they operate across Australia, New Zealand and around the world.

Better respond to member needs

How will the results be used?

The results of this survey will be used to track how we are delivering on CA ANZ’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy, and help create advocacy and thought leadership for the profession, including accounting practices that are informed by inclusive design principles. Top-level summary results will be included in CA ANZ Annual Report.

The data will also be used to inform the development of our future service offering to ensure that we are supporting and meeting the inclusion and accessibility needs of our members.

All responses will be kept strictly confidential and results aggregated for reporting by CA ANZ. To find out more about how CA ANZ collects, uses and discloses personal information, please read our Privacy Collection Statement and Chartered Accountants ANZ’s Privacy Policy.

Diversity, equity and inclusion at CA ANZ

Here at CA ANZ, we are on our own journey of diversity, equity and inclusion. As an organisation, CA ANZ has undertaken an internal DEI audit of our own workforce and implemented training for all employees.

We will be setting a benchmark of commitment as we aim to ensure a safe, respectful and inclusive culture of Difference Makers and we ask our members and the broader profession to join us on that journey.

Find out moreAbout Diversity, equity and inclusion at CA ANZ

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