Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)

What do all of these people have in common?

  1. A casting director for Hollywood movies, managing millions of dollars and working with Cate Blanchette, Colin Farrell, Henry Cavil, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Liam Neeson among others,
  2. A deputy director in the UN, New York, charged with managing finance for the peacekeeping division,
  3. A financial controller of a company that won ‘Start-Up of the Year, a company that helps book publishers to thrive in the digital age. And they are pretty fun too........staff parties include trampoline dodge ball nights!
  4. A finance team lead in Apple getting the opportunity to work for a company that has revolutionised industries around the world,
  5. An entrepreneur and founder of an award winning company,
  6. A globetrotter working with leading companies in Bermuda and Canada,
  7. A former CFO with Coca Cola and Microsoft before going on to launch his own successful practice

THEY ARE ALL Certified Public Accountants (CPA)

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Ok so you probably didn’t dream of becoming an accountant when you were a child... or if you did you are definitely more intelligent than the rest of us! But even a quick glance at that list above will show you what an exciting career you can have as a CPA.

Here are some quick facts

  • CPA is the most recognised professional designation globally
  • Over one million accountants worldwide are CPAs
  • CPA's work in 40+ countries
  • 100% of our most recent graduates are in full-time employment

Becoming a CPA is more than being an accountant. Having the CPA qualification leads to a long rewarding career and one that allows you to simultaneously have a life outside of work. The all important work-life balance!

CPAs can be found in every sector from healthcare, financial services, IT, education, tech and gaming. And they are not simply crunching numbers either – holding  diverse roles at senior management level from managing partners to chief financial officers, chief executives and entrepreneurs. The success of CPAs in securing employment in industry, the public sector and private practice in over 40 countries reflects the value of a CPA qualification. It’s a strong brand which builds strong connections.

The CPA qualification is open to everyone, from school leavers and graduates to mature students and professionals.

It really is A Career For Life #cpacareerforlife

Get in contact

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Contact name: 
Sinead O'Donovan
Telephone number: 
01 4251000
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County Dublin
Organisation's locations: 
CPA HQ is based in Dublin city centre. CPAs can work anywhere in the world.
Number of employees: 
CPA represents over 5,000 members and students
Number of graduate vacancies per year overall: 
Areas of specialisation: 
Professional Accountancy
Accountancy and financial management, Banking, insurance and financial services, Fund management/admin, investment banking