Why Chartered Accountancy?
Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals working across a vast array of business activities and sectors.
In fact, many of the leading ISEQ companies have a Chartered Accountant as their Financial Director or Chief Executive and the top 10 professional accounting firms are Chartered firms. So it’s no coincidence that Charterd Accountants are seen as the elite of the financial profession.
Recognised and respected internationally, a qualification in Chartered Accountancy will also bring global mobility, with Chartered Accountants in constant demand both at home and abroad.
Working in Business & Industry
Chartered Accountants play a vital role in Irish and international business and industry, over 65% of our members now work in this sector. Today’s Chartered Accountant typically works in a dynamic global environment in roles as diverse as corporate leadership, management accountant, business analyst or sales management.
Working in Financial Services
Irish Chartered Accountants also make rewarding careers in Financial Services, working in this arena advising on risk management, on raising finance and on the optimum use of assets. It is challenging work – members are constantly alert to new market forces and changing market trends – but the monetary rewards reflect this responsibility.
Working in Practice
Chartered Accountants in practice provide professional financial services to businesses. Auditing, taxation, accounting, financial analysis, risk management and advising on financial structures are just some of the wide ranging services provided by practicing firms of Chartered Accountants.
Recognised and respected internationally, Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification means that Irish members have true global mobility. Indeed, over 3,500 Irish Chartered Accountants work in more than 90 countries: the most popular being the UK, Australia, USA, Canada and the Caribbean. The qualification is an outstanding entry point into business in any part of the world.
Chartered Accountants Ireland has Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with the Chartered Institutes in England and Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong and Zimbabwe. Chartered Accountants Ireland is the only Irish or UK body to have a MRA in place with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Chartered Accountants Ireland is also the only Irish member institute of the Common Content programme which is working to harmonise accounting qualifications across Europe. Chartered Accountants Ireland is also the only one of the accountancy bodies involved in the discussions to form a Global Accounting Alliance. In short, the qualification is an outstanding entry point into business in any part of the world.