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.


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Secure career progression, your way with Chartered Accountants Ireland

Chartered Accountants are Ireland’s leading business professionals, recognised as 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.

No other career offers the mobility that a Chartered Accountancy qualification does. Today’s member takes on the role of a business advisor, who makes high-level strategic decisions, aimed at driving business, improving profit margins and increasing market share for their clients / employers.

Many Chartered Accountants also use their expertise to form their own businesses, becoming highly successful entrepreneurs.

Chartered Accountants are found at the highest level in virtually every sector from financial services and banking, to the public sector. The rewards that go with the Chartered qualification are significant. A recent survey of salaries found that 74% of Chartered Accountants in Leinster reported a stable or increasing salary over the past three years, the the average salary package for a newly qualified Chartered Accountant being around €58K.

25% are Finance Directors 
Chartered Accountants progress quickly to senior roles in practice and business.

64% work in business 
If you want advancement in your company, remember two out of three Chartered Accountants work in business - from the academic, public and voluntary sectors through to private industry, multinationals and start-ups.

Finance Director at 32

Michael Walls, Young Chartered Star 2018

"Since becoming a Chartered Accountant in 2011, I have worked for two Big 4 accounting firms, an exciting energy services company, and Google. At the end of February 2016, I joined an innovative start-up, UrbanVolt, as their sixth employee. After six hectic months, I was rewarded with a promotion to Finance Director."
Read Michael's full story >>>

What's the first step?

If you're thinking about studying with us this year, the first step is to confirm your eligibility to start the programme. Our free online application process will confirm your eligibility, and check if you are entitled to any exemptions.

Create an account on our website and follow our four step guide from there. And don't worry, there's no obligation to enrol at any stage.

Get in touch if you have any questions.

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