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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Training as a Chartered Accountant opens the door to a vast range of exciting career opportunities in every sector of business and finance, in Ireland and internationally.

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"The best things about studying with Chartered Accountants Ireland are the flexibility and relevance to my day job."
Trainee Accountant
David Kirwin
"The flexible learning routes offered make a career in chartered accountancy very accessible to all. "
Finance Transformation Director
Daniel Gaffney
"I'm studying for the CAP2 exams through the distance programme which really suits me in terms of the flexibility if offers."
Trainee Accountant
Shane
"For anybody who is interested in becoming a chartered accountant I would encourage them to apply for the internship programmes that many firms of all sizes operate."
Chief Financial Officer
Barry Doyle
"Chartered Accountancy in my opinion is one of the most respected qualifications in business circles."
Associate Director
Sinead Fox Hamilton
"You can go anywhere and work in any firm around the world."
Trainee Accountant
Áine Crotty
"I love to travel and I'm happy that my career as a Chartered Accountant has allowed me to do that. "
Equity Analyst
Bria Murphy
"The peer support group was really important for me because I was working independently and I didn't have that support network with work."
Changing Careers to Accountancy
Lucy Maher

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Chartered Accountants Ireland is a membership body representing 25,000 influential members throughout the globe.

Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals and work in all business sectors – from science and technology to agribusiness and finance.