About Chartered Accountancy

Who are Chartered Accountants?

Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals, recognised around the worldas experts in finance, accountancy, audit and tax. They are trusted business advisors. Today, Chartered Accountants provide essential strategic guidance across all sectors. They play a pivotal role in modern organisations – as a result, they progress quickly in their chosen careers.

The ‘Chartered’ title is an internationally recognised professional designation that shows the highest standards of ethical, professional and technical expertise.

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 must constantly keep up with 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 Chartered Accountancy firms in practice .

Working abroad

Recognised and respected internationally, the Chartered Accountancy qualification means that our members have true global mobility. we have 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 (AICPA).

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