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About CPA


CPA Ireland, a globally recognised qualification providing the foundation for your successful career


The CPA route to your professional accountancy qualification is one that offers a high level of proficiency, freedom and flexibility during study, training and subsequent employment.

A professional qualification is invaluable when it comes to long term security and there has never been a better time to become a Certified Public Accountant. The CPA qualification is open to all and you do not need to be working in a relevant area to start your studies. Flexible study options are available at our approved educators located around the country, including full time, part time, weekend, distance and e-learning options.

By becoming a CPA, you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million accountants globally, one million plus describe themselves as CPAs. CPA Ireland has a number of international recognition agreements in place with peer bodies including Australia, Canada, India and New Zealand.

As well as international borders, the CPA qualification transfers across all aspects of business, with a 70/30 split in our membership between industry and practice respectively. CPAs operate in every sector of business and work in amazingly diverse roles, ranging from managing partners in auditing firms and entrepreneurial business owners to Chief Executives and Chief Financial Officers of large multinational companies.

Our success, and the success of our students, reflects the strength of the CPA syllabus. The syllabus is continuously updated to ensure that CPA accountants are progressive, innovative and proactive strategists capable of understanding and contributing towards every aspect of business.

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