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Maturity Model for the Development of Professional Accountancy Organisations

February 2014

The Professional Accountancy Organisation Development Committee (PAODC) of CAPA is focused on the development of strong and sustainable professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) by identifying, developing, and sharing relevant knowledge, tools and guidance. This publication has been prepared by the PAODC to further these objectives.

National professional accountancy organisations (PAOs) are integral to developing and maintaining a strong and sustainable accountancy profession that serves the public interest and contributes to the growth and stability of economies. The purpose of this document is to assist in the development of PAOs, irrespective of their current stage of development. It provides a roadmap for organisational growth based on measurement and improvement of practices and processes.

Download: Maturity Model for the Development of Professional Accountancy Organisations | PDF | 44 pages

Some parts of the Maturity Model document has been extracted and provided here in a different format for ease of completing information for your organisation.

Download: Attribute Tables for the 16 Key Success Areas & Maturity Model Wheel for self-assessment | DOC | 18 pages

Download: Appendix B: Questionnaire - Background Information | DOC | 2 pages

Note: This publication is provided for reference at no charge. However, written permission from CAPA is required to reproduce, store, transmit, or make other similar uses of this document, either in hard copy or soft copy format. Contact the CAPA Secretariat for permission.


Supporting Materials for the Maturity Model Key Success Areas


CAPA is continuously developing or searching for additional resources as supporting materials to the 16 Key Success Areas (KSAs) of the Maturity Model. Below are some relevant resources available for reference. This list will be updated periodically when new supporting materials become available.

  1. KSA: Advocacy & Influence | Material: Finding Your Voice - IFAC, April 2015 | PDF | 23 pages