I am considering a career change

If you're working in a finance or business role, or in another industry, but are eager to progress your career and gain the confidence and skills to lead in business, then Chartered Accountancy can offer you an outstanding career with an internationally respected qualification to help you secure your success.

You can begin your studies with us and use the Chartered Accountancy Qualification as a stepping-stone in your career. You don't have to be working in a finance role right now, you can gain this experience at a later stage.

Did you know Chartered Accountancy has:

  • Flexibility and blended distance learning options to help you progress at your own pace
  • Better for pass rates: our exam success rate is higher than other accountancy bodies
  • Fewer exams: when compared with other accountancy bodies
  • The best potential for career progression in business

You can stay in your current role, study on your own terms and record the relevant accountancy experience now or further down the line.

Why change your career?


Average salary package for newly qualified accountant in all sectors
*Leinster society salary survey 2019

No.1 in Ireland

Qualification respected and recognised by employers and recruiters

87% pass rate 

Pass rate for FAE in 2019, well above average of other accountancy bodies
*Annual Report 2019

Training options

Entry Routes

Training route: Flexible Route

Our Flexible Route allows students to stay in their current job, study on their own terms and generate the relevant work experience now or further down the line. This route covers the same subjects, the same exams but critically, the education and experience elements do not have to run concurrently. Students don't have to be working in a relevant role when they begin their studies. This route is also a great stepping stone to help students find the career they've always wanted. 

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