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CPA Ireland

CPA Ireland is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition.  One million qualified accountants worldwide are CPAs and CPA members work in over 50 countries around the globe.

CPA Ireland have many mutual recognition agreements and relationships with many accountancy bodies around the world including Australia, Canada, South Africa, Pakistan, India and Nigeria.  The career opportunities for CPA’s are endless, students can work in both industry and practice at home and overseas.

CPA Ireland accept applications from school leavers and students of all disciplines, ranging from graduates, accounting technicians, mature students, students and members from other accountancy bodies in Ireland and overseas, as well as those wishing to change or establish their career in accountancy.

The CPA professional accountancy qualification is comprised of 4 stages (F1, F2, P1 and P2). Your entry point into the CPA qualification is determined by an assessment of your prior qualifications. Even, if you don’t hold any prior qualifications, you can commence the qualification at the F1 stage.

You can choose between two flexible study options, either online or part time study to complete your CPA professional accountancy qualification.

In addition to the CPA Ireland qualification, prospective students can also benefit from the following services;

CPA Careers Advisory and Placement Service

CPA’s Placement Service can help you secure your first trainee role with a leading employer, with this service you can connect with employers, benefit from one to one support from our dedicated careers advisor, receive detailed CV review feedback and interview coaching, further details are available here.

CPA FastTrack

The CPA FastTrack service allows you to accelerate your career and qualify faster by allowing you to record relevant college work placements, summer jobs or internship training towards your three years training requirement. With CPA FastTrack you can benefit from reduced fees and generous exemptions, a competitive salary, boost your personal brand and stand out from your peers by adding the CPA FastTrack programme to your CV or LinkedIn profile.  Further details are available here.

Why Choose CPA Ireland?

CPA Ireland provides both members and students with the qualifications and support required to progress in their accountancy careers.

  • Internationally recognised

CPA Ireland members work in over 50 countries around the globe meaning that they can travel with a qualification that travels with them. For further details on our international success stories and global mutual recognition agreements, click here.

  • Career opportunities

The career opportunities available to you with a CPA qualification are endless.

To find out about these opportunities, click here.

  • Continuous support

With our offices based in Dublin, the CPA Ireland team are open and available to support you in your career by offering a range of supports and benefits, for further details click here.

  • Flexible study

At CPA Ireland we understand that everyone leads busy lives and so we try to make the route to qualification as flexible as possible for our students.  You have the option to study part-time or online. Access your lectures, resources, and support online at a time and place that suits you or attend part-time evening classes or even combine both study options, thus giving you the flexibility and opportunity to work and study at the same time.

The facts

  • CPA is the most recognised professional designation globally
  • Over one million accountants worldwide are CPAs
  • CPA’s work in over 50 countries around the world
  • 100% of our most recent graduates in the last 4 years are in full-time employment

​View all our CPA Ireland member success stories here.

Start today

To get started on your CPA qualification click here.

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