Advancement to Fellowship

Recognising outstanding achievement and contribution to the Accountancy profession

What is Fellowship?

Fellowship recognises individual members for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the profession. Members who have been awarded a Fellowship are entitled to use the designation FCA, FACA or AT (Fellow).

How to become a Fellow

As a guide, most nominees will have been a member for at least fifteen years in order to have the level of achievement or contribution to become a Fellow.

They must demonstrate excellence through their outstanding achievement in their profession, or through their outstanding contribution to the profession. They also need to have an exemplary membership record.

Any full member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand can be nominated to be a Fellow. However they must be nominated by two other full members and cannot nominate themselves.

Selection Process

Nominations for Fellowship are open to members from April to June each year using the Fellowship Nomination form.

All nominations are considered by first the local Regional Council and then by the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Council. Fellowship is not awarded solely based on tenure and record and the relevant Councils will take into account a number of other factors in making its determination. 

The Fellowships are then conferred by the Chartered Accountants ANZ Council in December each year.

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