The Chartered difference

Future Proof your Career. Your training as  a Chartered Accountant can start today, right where you are.
Some of us choose a secure career. Some opt for a dynamic career. As a Chartered Accountant, you will enjoy both.

Around the globe and across every industry sector, from tech to finance, Chartered Accountants have become core players when it comes to driving the future of business. Bringing together skills of strategic forecasting with expertise in finance, accountancy, auditing and taxation.  

The benefit of qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with Chartered Accountants Ireland is that you can study while you work. You can either choose the Training Contract, which means you study while working, under an employment contract, in an accountancy practice. Or, you can choose the Flexible Route where you stay in your current job, study on your own terms and gain relevant experience now or down-the-line.

Chartered Accountancy in numbers


Work in Practice

*2019 annual report 



*2019 Annual Report 


Work overseas

*2019 Annual Report 


Work in Business

*2019 annual report 


Starting in Salary

*2019 Leinster society salary survey



*2019 Annual Report 

International focus

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  1. USA – The Irish Chartered Accountancy qualification is fully recognised by the  dominant accountancy body in the US (AICPA), one of the few finance and accountancy qualifications to have such valuable recognition.
  2. UK – 23% of members are based in UK or NI.
  3. Continental Europe – Chartered Accountants Ireland qualification has European recognition.
  4. Australia – 1,000 Irish Chartered Accountants work in Australia.
  5. New Zealand/Canada/Hong Kong/South Africa – Mutual Recognition Agreements.
  6. England, Wales and Scotland – Reciprocity Agreements.

Blog posts

Find out more about becoming a Chartered Accountant with our regularly updated blog posts.

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