Chartered Accountants Ireland Knowledge Centre: A Single Online Resource for Information
Chartered Accountants Ireland Publishing is the only specialist accountancy publisher for the island of Ireland, the leading provider of information to our members and students and the wider business community. We commission and publish advice, opinion and research of use to members of Chartered Accountants Ireland in business, in practice and in learning. Since 2005, we have built up an extensive catalogue of over 80 titles. Thought leadership, encouraging writing and research by academics, practitioners and accountants in business, in order to ask the important questions and suggest the nature of change, is at the heart of the publishing programme.
Providing comprehensive and up-to-date information, Chartered Accountants Ireland has developed a number of online resources for its members and students. Exclusive and free-of-charge to members and students CHARIOT is the online reference tool for key technical information, such as financial reporting and auditing standards, company law, and professional standards and guidance. Our technical department produce technical releases and alerts. These are a source of good practice guidance on technical and practice issues relevant to the work of chartered accountants.
Also free-of-charge to members, TaxSource is a fully consolidated and up-to-date online version of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, with full search facilities and links to related legislation and Revenue guidance material. TaxSource Total is a complete online tax resource offering offering up-to-date, annotated and consolidated texts of the four key Irish Tax Acts: the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997; the Stamp Duties Consolidation Act 1999; Capital Acquisitions Tax Act 2003; and VAT Consolidation Act 2010. Relevant additional supplementary legislation and Regulations and links to related legislation and Revenue guidance material are also included. TaxSource Total also offers expert articles on current topical tax matters written by tax professionals, summaries of key tax developments and case law and important tax deadlines.
IFACnet is a web-based global database designed specifically for professional accountants in business.There is no charge when you use IFACnet, although certain search results may identify documents or publications available for purchase.
Practice Toolkits and Work Programmes from the Practice Consulting team at Chartered Accountants Ireland are creative solutions to practical problems: a range of toolkits to support and inform chartered accountants in practice. Toolkits offered include: Procedures for Quality Audit (of charities, credit unions, insurance brokers, property management companies, as well as standard audits); financial reporting toolkits include financial disclosure checklists and pro-forma financial statements; other products include a Tax Gather and Check and work programmes for the preparing financial statements for audit exempt companies.
Since 2005, Chartered Accountants Ireland have commissioned and published a complete suite of textbooks for our students at CAP1, CAP2 and FAE levels in both the RoI and NI jurisdictions. Written by leading Irish academics, we offer textbooks and supporting materials in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing & assurance, taxation, law, corporate strategy, business leadership, etc. Our textbooks have now also been adopted as core texts at over 20 universities and colleges in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
A broad range of e-mail newsletters (eNewsletters) are available free-of charge for members. Chartered Accountants News is a weekly electronic bulletin about all issues affecting the profession. Chartered Accountants Tax News is a weekly newsletter consisting of key current tax stories from Ireland, the UK and internationally. Corporate Governance Journal is a bi-monthly service informing members on local and international developments in corporate governance, through contributor pieces, general news stories, profiling key services and reference points. Careers & Recruitment Service is a regular update on career tips and opportunities. Chartered Accountants CPD & Events Guide includes details on all upcoming local CPD courses and programmes. A quarterly eNewsletter, Member Benefits News is an update on all current benefits, lifestyle and corporate offers available to members. A dedicated student newsletter Accountancy Ireland Extra contains accountancy related news, competitions, techie tips, interviews, and career information, and carries tips on where to find exam-relevant articles in Accountancy Ireland's digital edition.
Journals & Periodicals
Accountancy Ireland is the official journal of Chartered Accountants Ireland and is free to members. Since 1969, it has delivered high quality, relevant content to Irish chartered accountants at home and abroad. Each bi-monthly issue has technical features on financial reporting, audit, company law and tax, alongside more general business articles, profiles, interviews. An archive of full text digital editions is available for recent years (from 2007).
Published by the Global Accounting Alliance, GAA Accounting is an online journal advancing understanding of the theory and practice in accounting, business finance and related subjects. It is a forum for the international exchange of research between its member institutes.
Available a printed journal, Tax.point is a monthly tax update for tax professionals, accountants and Chartered Tax Consultants. Each month, it offers: articles on current tax matters written by experienced tax practitioners; summaries of key tax developments in Ireland, the UK and internationally; commentary on current Irish, UK and European Court of Justice case law and forthcoming tax deadlines.
Published six times per year for members in practice Practice Matters provides an update on technical, tax and practice management matters, together with articles that are of particular interest to small and medium-sized practices. Spreadsheet is the journal for the Chartered Accountants Ulster Society. Published three times per year, it contains news, event notices and profiles of interest to members in Northern Ireland. Account is the monthly newsletter of the Chartered Accountants Leinster Society. Sent to over 9,000 members, Account is a quick, light read, which keeps members up to date with the activities and events provided by the Leinster Society.
Podcasts & Vodcasts
Chartered Accountants Ireland offers a broad range of rich media content from videos to showcase our qualification, services to members and events to the amazing selection, across all years and courses, of online tutorials, live and recorded streaming of lectures and presentations in our online Student Centre. Chartered Accountants Ireland video content can also be accessed on our YouTube channel, including Driving Ireland Forward, which highlights the important role played by Chartered Accountants, north and south, in driving the Irish economy.
The print edition of Accountancy Ireland is supported by a range of innovative multimedia extras, including audio and video podcasts. The Accountancy Ireland podcast regularly features in top business podcasts on iTunes. For members in business, the Members’ Services department regularly produce podcasts of experts commenting on topics of current importance and interest.
Courses & Diplomas
Annually, Chartered Accountants Ireland publish a calendar of Core CPD courses and events, which is designed to meet the core technical requirements (audit, financial reporting, taxation, etc.) of members. A comprehensive soft skills category has also been added to our programme, including communication, conflict resolution and influencing skills.
We also offer a broad range CPD courses online that you can watch over the internet from the comfort of your own office or home. Get all the benefits of a course without having to travel and clock up your CPD hours in your own time. Training tickets are highly cost-effective and convenient way for anyone in your firm to participate in our courses.
Chartered Accountants Ireland offers a uniquely extensive of Specialist Qualifications, including Diplomas and Certificates in directors’ duties, corporate finance, forensic accounting, IFRS, insolvency, managing people and mediation.
Chartered Tax Consultant is a full professional tax qualification specially tailored for chartered accountants. One of the unique features of this experience is how our expert tutors spend up to 40% of class time in case study settings of 10-12 participants.