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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.

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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What are the main occupations in this sector?


No other professional qualification can offer such mobility, Chartered Accountancy allows members to move freely and successfully across a diverse range of sectors and roles. There are two main career paths for the profession:

  • 65% of Chartered Accountants work in finance, business
  • 35% of Chartered Accountants work in practice (in accountancy firms), offering professional services to a range of business clients.

Working in Business Chartered Accountants play a vital role in Irish and international business. Chartered Accountants typically work in roles such as business analyst, management accountant, financial controller, corporate treasurer, tax advisor or internal auditor. Chartered Accountants are involved at the highest level in virtually every sector from Healthcare to Technology, Finance to Manufacturing.

Working in Practice
Chartered Accountants working in practice provide professional financial services to business. Auditing, financial analysis, risk management and advising on information systems and financial structures are the primary services provided by practising firms.

Today, Chartered Accountants are also called upon to advise on strategic issues such as corporate governance, corporate finance and financial control procedures as well as undertaking financial advisory, liquidation and restructuring tasks.  They are also highly sought after to advise on the tax implications of clients' current activities and future investment decisions. Many major accountancy firms operate thriving, high profile management consultancy and advisory divisions.

Chartered Accountants act as consultants on business strategy, process re-engineering, human resources, production and financial control and much more. 

Working in Financial Services Chartered Accountants enjoy rewarding careers in the Financial Services sector. Chartered Accountants working in this arena advise on risk management, on raising finance, on the optimum use of assets and on the choice of specialised financial instruments. It is challenging work - Chartered Accountants are constantly alert to new market forces and changing market trends - but the monetary rewards reflect this responsibility.

 

What are the typical earnings of these occupations?


There never was a better time to begin your studies with Chartered Accountants Ireland. The 2016 Leinster Society Salary Survey enforces the message that there is significant demand for Chartered Accountants at all levels.

 

Some of the key findings from the survey:

  • The average salary package for a Chartered Accountant working in industry in their first year post-qualification now stands at €56,800. 
  • For those working in financial services in their first year post-qualification the average package rises to €58,100. 
  • The survey of 1,100 Chartered Accountants in Leinster reveals that 75% of Chartered Accountants have seen their salary increase by at least 10% over the last three years.
  • The average salary package for a Chartered Accountant in Leinster has risen by 9% in the last year to €109,756 according to new research published today.
  • This follows a 13% rise in 2015, showing increasing demand for Chartered Accountants at all levels.

These and other key findings are contained in the Chartered Accountants Leinster society salary survey 2016, carried in association with The Panel.

Link to PDF here

 

 

 

How do you get a job in this sector?


The Chartered Accountancy professional qualification can be obtained through a number of routes and is open to graduates, non-graduates accounting technicians and school leavers.

Like any profession, the path to qualification is not easy and requires a high level of dedication. The rewards that qualified Irish Chartered Accountants' generate in terms of career satisfaction, salaries and advancement, are remarkable.

The first decision you'll need to make will be whether to train under a training contract with a registered training organisation (RTO) this is often a large accountancy practice. Or the flexible option, independent of a training contract in practice, industry, financial services, public sector etc.

Becoming a Chartered Accountant involves a combination of academic training and professional experience. The majority of students generate the required level of experience working full time while studying part time

What is the Training Contract?

A training contract is agreed with the employer and will outline the length of you will work with the practice (for graduates, the duration of a contract is three-and-a-half years; for recognised masters or postgraduates, three years; Accounting Technicians, four years). The employer pays tuition fees and assigns a mentor and provides study leave when needed to support students to ultimately qualify.  

What is the Flexible Option?

The flexible option is another way to qualify independently of a training contract. It delivers the same standard of education as the traditional route via a training contract, but the education and experience elements do not have to run parallel.

As a student following the flexible option, you will sit the same exams as other students and will have to meet the same experience requirements that pertain to others.

Entry Routes & Exemptions

People from varying educational backgrounds enter their training to become a Chartered Accountant.  Their point of entry into Chartered Accountancy studies will depend on their previous educational level achieved, see below:

A. The Graduate Route

The majority of students that enrol with the Institute are graduates from 3rd level institutions, comprising of business and non–business graduates alike.

Business Graduate Exemptions The Institute recognises that business graduates already have a broad academic foundation for the further study required for professional examinations. The range of exemptions offered reflects the content and level of the qualification obtained, some qualifications gaining an entire exemption from CA Proficiency 1.

Non–Business Graduate Exemptions Many Chartered Accountants have qualified in non-business related disciplines such as law, computer science, engineering, arts etc. The Institute encourages this, recognising that their diverse backgrounds bring an invaluable mix of skills and knowledge to the profession. The first examination for non-business graduates is CA Proficiency 1.

The programme leading to the CA Proficiency 1 examination, and especially the subject “Financial Accounting” assumes some prior knowledge of the subject. We, therefore, recommend that students participate in an introductory course in basic accounting.

B. Post-Graduates

Business Graduates

Full-time, one year, post-graduate Masters in Accounting for business graduates are offered in

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • NUI Galway
  • NUI Maynooth
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin - Smurfit School
  • The University of Ulster at Jordanstown
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Students who have met the CAP1 requirement and successfully meet the criteria in these courses are exempt from the entirety of CA Proficiency 2 and join the Institute having completed all but the Final Admitting Examination.

Non – Business Graduates

Full time, one-year post-graduate Diploma programmes are available for non-business graduates. These are offered a

  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (Aungier St)
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • The University of Ulster at Jordanstown
  • Waterford Insitute of Technology

Students who successfully complete these programmes and meet the agreed exemption criteria are exempt from the entirety of CA Proficiency 1.  Exemptions are awarded on an all or nothing basis.

Details of these post-graduate courses can be obtained from the Dept of Accounting / Finance at the respective bodies.

C. School-leaver / Direct Entry Route

School Leavers who have obtained 360 points in their Leaving Certificate out of 6 subjects (must include English and Mathematics at Higher Level grade D or better, or Ordinary Level grade C or better) OR 3 GCE Advanced Level subjects at a grade C or better with GCSE Ordinary Level English and Mathematics at grade B or better, who go onto secure a merit pass in the Accounting Technicians Ireland 1st year examination, are eligible to progress to the Chartered Accountants Ireland CA Proficiency 1 Examination. Students register with Accounting Technicians Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland at the same time.

D. Other Entry Routes

Prospective students who do not fall into any of the above entry routes are generally:

  • Holders of other professional qualifications e.g. Accounting Technicians Ireland
  • Mature Students
  • Holders of HETAC / NVQ or equivalent awards

 

 


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What qualifications are required?


A. The Graduate Route

The majority of students that enrol with the Institute are graduates from 3rd level institutions, comprising of business and non – business graduates alike.

Business Graduate Exemptions 
The Institute recognises that business graduates already have a broad academic foundation for the further study required for professional examinations. The range of exemptions offered reflects the content and level of the qualification obtained, some qualifications gaining an entire exemption from CA Proficiency 1.

Non – Business Graduate Exemptions Many Chartered Accountants have qualified in non-business related disciplines such as law, computer science, engineering, arts etc. The Institute encourages this, recognising that their diverse backgrounds bring an invaluable mix of skills and knowledge to the profession. The first examination for non-business graduates is CA Proficiency 1.

The programme leading to the CA Proficiency 1 examination, and especially the subject “Financial Accounting” assumes some prior knowledge of the subject. We therefore recommend that students participate in an introductory course in basic accounting.

B. Post-Graduates

Business Graduates

Full-time, one year, post-graduate Masters in Accounting for business graduates are offered in

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • NUI Galway
  • NUI Maynooth
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin - Smurfit School
  • University of Ulster at Jordanstown
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Students who have met the CAP1 requirement and successfully meet the criteria on these courses are exempt from the entirety of CA Proficiency 2 and join the Institute having completed all but the Final Admitting Examination.

Non – Business Graduates

Full time, one year post-graduate Diploma programmes are available for non- business graduates. These are offered at

  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (Aungier St)
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • University of Ulster at Jordanstown
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Students who successfully complete these programmes and meet the agreed exemption criteria are exempt from the entirety of CA Proficiency 1.  Exemptions are awarded on an all or nothing basis.

Details of these post-graduate courses can be obtained from the Dept of Accounting / Finance at the respective bodies.

C. School-leaver / Direct Entry Route

School Leavers who have obtained 360 points in their Leaving Certificate out of 6 subjects (must include English and Mathematics at Higher Level grade D or better, or Ordinary Level grade C or better) OR 3 GCE Advanced Level subjects at a grade C or better with GCSE Ordinary Level English and Mathematics at grade B or better, who go onto secure a merit pass in the Accounting Technicians Ireland 1st year examination, are eligible to progress to the Chartered Accountants Ireland CA Proficiency 1 Examination. Students register with Accounting Technicians Ireland and Chartered Accountants lreland at the same time.

D. Other Entry Routes

Prospective students who do not fall into any of the above entry routes are typically:

  • Holders of other professional qualifications e.g. Accounting Technicians Ireland
  • Mature Students
  • Holders of HETAC / NVQ or equivalent awards

 

 

What are the typical routes into this sector?


A. The Graduate Route

The majority of students that enrol with the Institute are graduates from 3rd level institutions, comprising of business and non–business graduates alike.

Business Graduate Exemptions 
The Institute recognises that business graduates already have a broad academic foundation for the further study required for professional examinations. The range of exemptions offered reflects the content and level of the qualification obtained, some qualifications gaining an entire exemption from CA Proficiency 1.

Non – Business Graduate Exemptions Many Chartered Accountants have qualified in non-business related disciplines such as law, computer science, engineering, arts etc. The Institute encourages this, recognising that their diverse backgrounds bring an invaluable mix of skills and knowledge to the profession. The first examination for non-business graduates is CA Proficiency 1.

The programme leading to the CA Proficiency 1 examination, and especially the subject “Financial Accounting” assumes some prior knowledge of the subject. We, therefore, recommend that students participate in an introductory course in basic accounting.

B. Post-Graduates

Business Graduates

Full-time, one year, post-graduate Masters in Accounting for business graduates are offered in

  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Letterkenny Institute of Technology
  • NUI Galway
  • NUI Maynooth
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin - Smurfit School
  • The University of Ulster at Jordanstown
  • Waterford Institute of Technology

Students who have met the CAP1 requirement and successfully meet the criteria in these courses are exempt from the entirety of CA Proficiency 2 and join the Institute having completed all but the Final Admitting Examination.

Non – Business Graduates

Full time, one-year post-graduate Diploma programmes are available for non-business graduates. These are offered at

  • Dublin City University
  • Dublin Institute of Technology (Aungier St)
  • Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
  • National University of Ireland, Maynooth
  • The University of Ulster at Jordanstown
  • Waterford Insitute of Technology

Students who successfully complete these programmes and meet the agreed exemption criteria are exempt from the entirety of CA Proficiency 1.  Exemptions are awarded on an all or nothing basis.

Details of these post-graduate courses can be obtained from the Dept of Accounting / Finance at the respective bodies.

C. School-leaver / Direct Entry Route

School Leavers who have obtained 360 points in their Leaving Certificate out of 6 subjects (must include English and Mathematics at Higher Level grade D or better, or Ordinary Level grade C or better) OR 3 GCE Advanced Level subjects at a grade C or better with GCSE Ordinary Level English and Mathematics at grade B or better, who go onto secure a merit pass in the Accounting Technicians Ireland 1st year examination, are eligible to progress to the Chartered Accountants Ireland CA Proficiency 1 Examination. Students register with Accounting Technicians Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland at the same time.

D. Other Entry Routes

Prospective students who do not fall into any of the above entry routes are generally:

  • Holders of other professional qualifications e.g. Accounting Technicians Ireland
  • Mature Students
  • Holders of HETAC / NVQ or equivalent awards

 

 


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What advice do you have for school leavers?


There is a direct entry school leaver route and the entry criteria are as follows:

School Leavers who have obtained 360 points in their Leaving Certificate out of 6 subjects (must include English and Mathematics at Higher Level grade D or better, or Ordinary Level grade C or better) 

OR

3 GCE Advanced Level subjects at a grade C or better with GCSE Ordinary Level English and Mathematics at grade B or better, who go onto secure a merit pass in the Accounting Technicians Ireland 1st year examination, are eligible to progress to the Chartered Accountants Ireland CA Proficiency 1 Examination. Students register with Accounting Technicians Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland at the same time. Contact studentqueries@charteredaccountants.ie for more information.  

In association with our partner body, Accounting Technicians Ireland, we have a direct route to Chartered Accountancy from Leaving Cert/A Level. This can take as little as four years of study.

Visit www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie.

 

What advice do you have for graduates?


FIVE REASONS TO BECOME A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

AUTHOR: RACHEL PATTISON

Why train as a Chartered Accountant?

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.

Irish Chartered Accountants are in constant demand, here and abroad, as their technical competence, professional standards and expertise are essential in business, public practice and government.

Innovative training

Training as a Chartered Accountant will give you an opportunity to join Chartered Accountants Ireland, the country’s largest and fastest-growing accounting body. Tuition combines innovative coursework with mentored work experience. That proven approach produces accountants who have a greater ability to analyse business problems and develop dynamic solutions. Perhaps that’s why Chartered Accountants rise further and faster in a diverse range of important roles in organisations worldwide.

One – Why Chartered Accountants have the edge

What’s the difference between Chartered Accountancy and other accounting qualifications? Prospective students often ask that question. The answer is that no other professional accounting qualification gives students the same support, structure, guidance and quality of tuition in the training process. Every professional accountancy body in Ireland requires trainees to have a minimum of three years’ practical experience. We are unique because we ensure that our trainees are supported while they get their experience.

Support and guidance

As an Irish-based organisation with headquarters in Dublin and Belfast, we are in a unique position to support and guide our students. Members of our Student Services team are available at any time to advise you or answer queries, a fantastic resource at exam time

Two – Exam success

Our new, purpose-built training centre in Pearse St, Dublin, with its comfortable lecture theatres and restaurant, underlines our singular commitment to students. The Institute’s investment in cutting-edge technology means lectures from our Dublin and Belfast centres are available online. Training support extends to our active student societies, which organises a full calendar of social events and give students a voice at the Institute.

Unlike other professional accountancy bodies, we don’t outsource our training; classes are run directly by the Institute. Students have more contact with their lecturers and the Institute, who work together to ensure the highest standards.

Transparent approach to exemptions

And we don’t use attractive exemptions to lure students, unlike some other accounting bodies. We compare each student’s third-level qualification against our own and, if they overlap, we offer exemptions. If they don’t, we don’t. This transparent approach to exemptions puts students at the appropriate level and ensures that the vast majority of students pass their exams and qualify as quickly as possible.

Three – What does training involve?

Chartered Accountant training involves a combination of academic and professional training regardless of the route you take. We offer a variety of courses, each with different structures based on local requirements.

Distance programme

We also have a distance programme (at CAP1 and CAP2) that offers great flexibility. Students enrolling on a regular course attend lectures for the equivalent of four to five days a month, from October until May. Some venues have a mixture of evening and weekend lectures; others offer face-to-face lectures at weekends with streamed lectures and home assignments.

Students opting for the distance programme will watch content online and attend workshops approximately two days a month. This means students can study at their own pace.

Bedrock of a professional career

Our lecturers are committed to equipping students with the kind of technical knowledge that will form the bedrock of their professional careers. Trainees are taught how to apply the technical knowledge learned in the classroom to real-life situations. Broad business skills are developed and mentors instil the values that are the foundation of our members’ reputation.

Training can be either in an industry (any sector) or in traditional accountancy practices. In both, trainees can expect to learn about financial accounting and reporting, business finance, management accounting, taxation and planning, and auditing and assurance.

Four – Chartered Accountancy – a global qualification

Irish Chartered Accountants have true global mobility as their training is recognised internationally. Those looking for an Antipodean adventure will be facilitated by exclusive agreements with the Chartered Institutes in Australia New Zealand. Numerous others are in place with other countries such as South Africa, Hong Kong, England, Scotland and Wales.

We have unique Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) that offer our members an outstanding entry point to business in any part of the world. An MRA is an agreement between professional bodies that allows membership to transfer from one jurisdiction to another.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is a member of the Global Accounting Alliance (GAA) and Chartered Accountants Worldwide and is part of a global network of more than 320,000 Chartered Accountants. This brings enormous benefits to our members living or working, in foreign countries. Of the Institute’s 24,000 members, more than 3,500 are working in 90 countries.

Five – Career paths and rewards

A Chartered Accountancy qualification offers you an exciting career path in the industry of your choice, anywhere in the world. Today’s member takes on the role of a business adviser, who makes high-level strategic decisions aimed at driving business, improving profit margins and increasing market share for their clients/employers.

Many Chartered Accountants also use their expertise to set up their own businesses, becoming highly successful entrepreneurs. Chartered Accountants generally also have a solid foundation in economics, marketing and management information systems.

As well as dominating public-accounting practices, Chartered Accountants are found at the highest level in virtually every sector, from healthcare to the music industry.

Financial gains

The rewards that go with the Chartered qualification are significant. The average starting salary for a newly qualified Chartered Accountant in business/industry is €58,000, according to a 2015 survey in Leinster. The average starting salary package in financial services (insurance, funds, banking) is €59,500.

Seven in ten people said their salary increased by at least 10 percent over the last three years. And, hopefully, that’s just one of the benefits at the start of a long and challenging career.

What to do now?

Browse this site for more information, or email if you have questions. We’ll be glad to help.

Email: info@charteredaccountants.ie

 

What advice do you have for career changers?


You don’t need any previous accountancy knowledge as the course starts from the beginning with the basics. Each year a significant number of new students join us from a wide range of disciplines (arts, science, IT, law etc.) and consistently do very well in exams.

Training firms in practice and industry are always keen to interview such candidates as they bring diverse skills and knowledge to their training firms and studies. The starting point for non-business grads is CAP 1 which provides the essential building blocks for more advanced study levels. 

 

What advice do you have for non-Irish nationals?


All students of Chartered Accountants Ireland must be based in Ireland and able to attend lectures or classroom based revision. As well as this, you must be able to work in Ireland for a period of 3 – 4 years, in order to gain your necessary work experience. All exams are held in Ireland. Therefore, the programme cannot be taken outside of Ireland.

 

What advice do you have for those wishing to go back to work?


You don’t need any previous accountancy knowledge as the course starts from the beginning with the basics. Each year a significant number of new students join us from a wide range of disciplines (arts, science, IT, law etc.) and consistently do very well in exams.

Training firms in practice and industry are always keen to interview such candidates as they bring diverse skills and knowledge to their training firms and studies. The starting point for non-business grads is CAP 1 which provides the essential building blocks for more advanced study levels. 

 


Meet our People...
"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
"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 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
"You can go anywhere and work in any firm around the world."
Trainee Accountant
Áine Crotty
"The best things about studying with Chartered Accountants Ireland are the flexibility and relevance to my day job."
Trainee Accountant
David Kirwin
"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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Are there overseas opportunities available?

Yes – as a Chartered Accountant you’ll enjoy international career prospects in every financial global hub – London, New York, Toronto, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Johannesburg. 3,500 of our 25,000 members are working outside Ireland, many in senior executive management positions.

The Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) we enjoy with international partners means our students can expect unparalleled global mobility upon qualification.

Key facts:

  • USA – the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification is fully recognised by the dominant accountancy body in the US (AICPA), the only UK & Ireland accountancy body to be recognised this way.
  • UK – 23% of our members are based in UK or NI and we have Reciprocity Agreements with Chartered Institutes in England & Wales and Scotland.
  • Continental Europe – the Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification has European recognition.
  • Australia – over 1,000 Irish Chartered Accountants work in Australia and we have a Mutual Recognition Agreement with the body there.
  • New Zealand/Canada/Hong Kong/South Africa – Mutual Recognition Agreements.

We’re also a founder member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 310,000 Chartered Accountants in every part of the world. To learn more about how Chartered Accountants Worldwide can boost your career, visit the website www.charteredaccountantsworldwide.com.

 

Are there opportunities in this sector for non-Irish nationals?

Opportunities do exist for non-Irish nationals, whether qualified abroad or students wishing to study for the qualification. Any queries should be directed to the Institute in order to discuss how to study or gain membership.

 


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Please give an overview of your sector?


The accountancy sector covers a wide range of business sectors and in a broad spectrum of roles. It can be divided into accountancy firms that provide advice and accounting services to a range of clients in both the public and private sector, it also covers accountants working in one particular organisation, for example, Microsoft, Google, Glanbia, Bank of Ireland and for Government but to name a few.

Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals, providing essential strategic guidance, expertise and consulting.

Recognised and respected internationally, a qualification in Chartered Accountancy brings global mobility, with Chartered Accountants in demand both at home and abroad. Once qualified, you become a member of Ireland’s largest and fastest-growing accounting body.

Chartered Accountancy training combines innovative education with mentored work experience, to produce accountants who possess a greater ability to analyse and interpret business problems and develop dynamic solutions. Perhaps that’s why Chartered Accountants have the edge over their counterparts: Chartered Accountants rise further and faster into more diverse and important roles in organisations. 

 

What is the size and scope of the sector?


Chartered Accountants Ireland has over 25,000 members and 6,000 students. Over 19,500 members are working in Ireland and the remaining 4,500 members are working internationally.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is the fastest growing accountancy body in Ireland with 37% growth between 2007 and 2014. 98% of Chartered Accountants are in employment.

 

What are the current issues affecting this sector?


The demand for qualified Chartered Accountants has gone from strength to strength and job prospects for accountants are growing.

Chartered Accountants Ireland is the fastest growing accountancy body in Ireland with 37% growth since 2014. It is also good to know that 98% of Chartered Accountants are in employment.

 

What changes are anticipated over the next 5 years


As the Irish economy continues to flourish, more employers than ever are seeking quality finance professionals for their organisations.

 

Do you have any statistics relevant to the sector?


6 REASONS TO CHOOSE CHARTERED ACCOUNTANCY:

  • The No.1 accountancy qualification in Ireland: respected by employers and recruiters.
  • The qualification for business and practice: private, public, voluntary and academic sectors.
  • Flexible: you can progress through training and exams at a pace that suits you.
  • Better for pass rates: our exam success rate is high.
  • The fastest route to qualify: 78% of Chartered Accountancy students are fully qualified in four years or less.
  • Fewer exams: when compared with other accountancy bodies.

 

Are there any areas in your sector currently experiencing skills shortages?


Accountants are in big demand and there has never been a better time to start a career as a chartered accountant.

 


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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.