Student benefits

Secure a support network like no other

At Chartered Accountants Ireland you will experience a really supportive environment. Our training takes place on site and all of our courses are run directly by us.  The Institute provides a smart, bright and professional space to concentrate on your studies and interact with fellow students, creating valuable study hubs together.

  • All of your textbooks and materials, including the online Learning Journal – an essential guide that helps you map your progress.
  • There will be regular questions/assignments and quizzes to make sure students have viewed and engaged with the online material.
  • Online lectures are available for students to watch on demand.
  • Online forums will be available to allow for peer engagement and lecture support.
  • We will schedule ‘Ask Me Anything’ sessions (AMA) so that students can log into a chatroom forum and ask the lecturer a series of questions. These will be scheduled and students will be notified in advance.
  • We also run CA Diary sessions as online sessions. You can ask questions about recording your experience in the diary .
  • Academic support is available from the Education team.
  • Every student will have the opportunity to ask that any aspect of the online content be clarified. The lecturer will then do their best to put this into the contact session.
  • The mock exams provide students with a valuable opportunity to practice and prepare for the final examinations. For the majority of students, these exams are self-directed, unless you are training with a firm who has chosen to organise an in-house formal sitting.

Fact from Chartered Accountants

€61,044 

Average salary package for newly qualified accountant in industry
*Leinster society salary survey 2018

No.1 in Ireland

Qualification respected and recognised by employers and recruiters

75% pass rate 

Pass rate for FAE in 2017, well above average of other accountancy bodies
*Annual Report 2017


Student Societies

Introducing CASSI - The Chartered Accountants Student Society of Ireland.

  • CASSI is an umbrella organisation that works to provide a link between all the local Chartered Accountant Societies in Ireland and the institute. 
  • CASSI provide a strong voice for students in in the profession.
  • Through this network students can take part in post-exam reviews and liaise with the education teams on matters such as programme quality and training.
  • CASSI operates regional societies in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Sligo, the Midlands, the South East and Ulster.
  • Students are encouraged to join the student society that operates in their area.
  • The societies run a programme of social events such as charity balls, casino evenings, table quizzes, sporting competitions, guest speaker evenings and career focused events.
  • The CASSI flagship events are the annual weekend away and annual conference, which are hosted in October/November each year.

Accountancy Ireland Extra newsletter

Accountancy Ireland Extra is the newsletter and online magazine for students the publication features social and technical updates, interviews with students and recently qualified ACAs, exam tips from the experts and examiners, and a wealth of professional and personal development advice.


Recent blog posts 

Leinster Society Salary Survey 2018

Report shows Chartered Accountants in high demand, average earnings almost €110K

Chartered Accountants Leinster Society Survey shows newly qualified Chartered Accountants in industry earning over €61k

The average salary package (including base salary, car or car allowance, plus bonus) for a Chartered Accountant in Leinster is €109,146, reflecting the significant demand for Chartered Accountants at all levels in the local market.

The survey of more than 1,100 Chartered Accountants, published today by Chartered Accountants Leinster Society in association with Barden, provides a definitive guide to Chartered Accountant salaries in Leinster. The research reveals that 83% of Chartered Accountants have received a significant salary increase within the last three years, with more than half obtaining an increase of over 10%.

The average salary package for a Chartered Accountant working in industry in their first year post-qualification now stands at €61,044. The average salary package for those working in industry who are now five years qualified is €74,706.

The survey also indicates a healthy level of career progression within the Chartered Accountancy profession, with 46% of those surveyed having been promoted in the last three years, a similar figure to the same period in 2017 (45%).

The survey finds that most Chartered Accountants in Leinster work in business (69%), with 18% working in an accountancy practice and 13% working in not-for profit, public service or in government. 25% of those surveyed reported moving to a new job in the last 12 months.  

The survey also points to the other benefits enjoyed by Chartered Accountants. 23% of respondents either have a company car or receive a car allowance.  18% of respondents receive share options. Almost half are enrolled in a workplace health insurance scheme (48%).

To find out more about becoming a Chartered Accountant, visit www.charteredaccountants.ie/study

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Key findings:

  • Average salary package (base salary, car or car allowance, plus bonus) for a Chartered Accountant in Leinster is €109,146. (2017 figure: €106,500)
  • The Average Salary Package for a Chartered Accountant in their first year post-qualification taking a position in industry stands at €61,044. (2017: €56,800)
  • 83% of Chartered Accountants have received a significant salary increase within the last three years, with more than 50% obtaining an increase of over 10%. (2017: 79% said their salary had increased by at least 10% in last three years)
  • Most Chartered Accountants in Leinster work in industry, business and financial services (69%), with 18% working in an accountancy practice and 13% working in not-for profit, public service or in government.
  • 46% of respondents have been promoted in the last three years (2017: 45%).
  • 25% reported moving to a new job in the last 12 months. (2017: 23%)
  • “How was your bonus calculated?” 1,121 members responded to this question with personal performance being a criterion for 55% of respondents; company performance was a criterion for a 54%, with 16% of respondents citing team performance as a criterion.
  • “What value do you place on work / life balance and flexible working arrangements?”  84% place a strong value on better work life balance and flexible working. (50% said they would give up 10% of their salary, such was the importance of flexibility to them).

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