The origins of the Association can be traced back to 1989. Over time the original organisation metamorphosed into a body, The Association of Certified Public Accountants (ACPA), specifically to offer representation, regulation and education to small UK accountancy practitioners and those working in small UK accountancy practices.
In 2006 the ACPA rebranded as the ‘Certified Public Accountants Association’ (CPAA) as it is known today.
The CPAA has grown into a popular and well-respected body with members based throughout the UK and internationally. Today it is the leading professional membership organisation in the UK for accountants in public practice. The Association has become an important independent regulator within the UK accountancy sector and is able to provide its members with a number of distinct benefits.