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How can I check if someone is a chartered accountant?

Is it possible to verify if my accountant is a chartered accountant? How do I find a CA in Australia?

Cliona Elliott

Cliona Elliott, Senior Editor at

There are a couple of ways to check if someone is a verified chartered accountant:

  • Look out for their membership number/credentials on their website or email signature. If you can't find it, ask. If they can't provide you with this number see it as a big red flag. 
  • Search using the membership details or by entering their name on the Chartered Accountants ANZ website ( or the ICAS website (
You should be able to see the accountant's details including where they're currently based and their practice certificate details should be up to date. 

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