Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

When everyone feels included, more becomes possible.

At Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) we are proud leaders in a profession that thrives on the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). We aspire to support a vibrant community of more than 136,000 accounting and finance professionals who reflect the diversity of the clients, businesses, organisations, economies and communities they serve.

As an organisation, we value collaboration, integrity, diversity, accountability and sustainable growth. We are committed to an inclusive culture that respects and values every member, enabling them to contribute their full potential within a profession where they belong.

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We want you to be empowered to reach your potential as a difference maker.

Tinashe Kamangira FCA
“I know that chartered accountants are up for this challenge, because that’s what we do – we rise to challenges and create better futures.”
Tinashe Kamangira, CA ANZ President  

 

DEI in the profession is not just an aspiration, but a necessary priority. McKinsey & Company’s 2020 report Diversity Wins, reveals that companies in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams are 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the fourth quartile. For ethnic and cultural diversity, McKinsey’s findings show that in 2019, top-quartile companies outperformed those in the fourth one by 36% in profitability.

And, with spending on diversity and inclusion initiatives projected to reach US$24.4 billion globally by 2030, it appears that more organisations are understanding the benefits DEI can bring to business.

Inclusion matters

Our inaugural DEI Report and Strategy released in 2022 set a 3-year plan, designed around three focus areas: Inclusive Culture, Inclusive Careers and Inclusive Leadership.

The Strategy reflects member feedback highlighting DEI as a priority for the future success and sustainability of the profession – particularly in the attraction and retention of high-quality talent.

We are dedicated to fostering inclusion by:

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Training and Resources


Gender Equity in Focus

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Māori and Pasifika Leadership