Chartered Accountants Ireland and FDI

Chartered Accountants Ireland is the largest and longest established accountancy body in Ireland.  It represents more than 24,000 members across the world and 5,750 students.  It is the leading voice of the accountancy profession in Ireland.  Our members, Chartered Accountants, are Ireland’s leading business advisors, represented in senior positions in every sector and industry. 

The institute’s central purpose is to support and represent our members in every aspect of their profession. Increasingly, this role takes a more outward focus. Chartered Accountants Ireland has long been involved in the foreign direct investment (FDI) debate and has brought our technical skills and contacts to bear in supporting overseas investment in Ireland – serving Ireland as well as serving our members’ interests. This institute has been to the fore in the campaign in Europe to protect Ireland’s 12.5% corporation tax rate, the cornerstone of Irish FDI policy, in the face of mooted tax harmonisation proposals.

Ours is an influential and powerful diaspora and the respect in which Irish chartered accountants are held extends across the globe. Some 3,500 Irish Chartered Accountants now hold senior financial and management positions in 93 countries worldwide, including more than 1,400 in Great Britain, 800 in Australia and 400 in the USA. Therefore, our members are ideally placed to positively influence overseas investment decisions. Moreover, our Ireland-based members are dealing with an increasingly globalised working environment. The harnessing of this important resource in a structured manner to support the good work of Government agencies is the core objective of this publication.

Our institute, Chartered Accountants Ireland, enjoys a global profile in the accountancy profession and beyond. We play a central role in a number of international bodies that represent the interests of accountants at all levels. The institute is a founding member of the Global Accounting Alliance, an international accountancy body representing more than 700,000 accountants worldwide, as well as FEE (Fédération des Experts Comptables Européen – The European Federation of Accountants) and IFAC (International Federation of Accountants).

This guide is only one aspect of a wider programme designed to support members with exposure to FDI. Chartered Accountants Ireland will deliver an integrated service including guides, online resources and events to assist members at home and overseas.

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