Who to contact for employers

Your business deserves the best

At Chartered Accountants Ireland, our education and training programme is legendary for producing future business leaders.

Capable, bright, ambitious leaders who bring strategic vision, dynamic thinking and financial expertise to business globally.

We have training options to suit practice, business and the public sector. With our traditional training route and flexible training options, Chartered Accountancy is now more accessible than ever.

Talk to our team about

  1. Talent attraction & retention
  2. Learning & development
  3. Employer branding
  4. Graduate programmes
  5. Training Chartered Accountants in business, practice or the public sector

Employer case studies

The following case studies highlight how organisations have approached Chartered training, and what benefits they see from training ACAs in their business. A wide variety of employers train Chartered Accountancy students, including these examples in the Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Practice, and Public sectors. Click each logo to find out more.


Why change your career?

Study leave

There is no ‘block study leave’ for the Flexible Route students. Rather, Chartered Accountants Ireland encourages training organisations to agree a study leave policy with their students that suits the organisation’s needs. Study leave is not obligatory.

Audit experience

Companies in Industry rarely offer pure auditing or taxation experience. We recognise this point, so The Flexible Route students are not required to have audit experience as a core competency. Any student wishing to train as an auditor after qualifying can do so through established courses.


Mentors review the trainee’s Chartered Accountant diary every 6 months and sign off on the reviews. Mentors can be members of any IFAC recognised body.


Your staff can study and train at a pace that suits your business needs with our Flexible Route.

Meet the team

Our dedicated Client Relationship team are here to support organisations like yours in recruiting talent. For more information on how Chartered Accountants Ireland can benefit your organisation, get in touch:

Robert Crosbey 500 x 500-min

Robert Crosbie, Relationship Manager

Phone: +353 1 637 7345
Email: Robert.Crosbie@charteredaccountants.ie

Robert has been with the Institute since 2008, initially as Business Development Consultant, working closely on the launch and promotion of the Flexible Route to the Chartered Accountancy qualification. Since January 2018 he has been in the role of Client Relationship Manager. Robert’s main area of focus is developing flexible training opportunities in Industry as well as Practice, in organisations in ROI; promoting the Chartered brand to a wider audience; and providing support to companies in the areas of talent acquisition and staff development. Robert is a graduate of UCD and has over 20 years’ experience in the area of client relationship advancement.

If you would like to find out how to develop your staff via the Chartered Accountancy qualification, contact Robert today. He is on hand to give practical advice around finance graduate programmes, which route to the qualification is best for your business, and how to set up Chartered training in a hassle-free way. He is also available to meet with your employees to answer all their questions about becoming a Chartered Accountant.

Sinead McKinty 500 x 500-min

Sinead Fox-Hamilton, ACA, Relationship Manager

Phone: +353 1523 3975/+44 7719 531 735
Email: Sinead.Fox-Hamilton@charteredaccountants.ie

Sinead is a Queen’s University, Belfast Law graduate and KPMG trained Chartered Accountant and she has enjoyed a varied career spanning Finance / Consulting positions with Bombardier, Ulster Bank and McKinty Associates Recruitment since qualification. She joined Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2018 and the remit of her current post spans across the areas of stakeholder engagement and student recruitment on an all island basis. She is an avid contributor in the NI market and has been heavily involved in various Ulster Society committees (previously undertaking the Honorary Secretary role while also sitting on various sub-committees eg. Members in Business Group (past Chair), Member Services Group, Young Professional Group (past Chair), Conference Group, Student Society (past Chair)) and currently sits on the Young Leaders NI committee (past Chair) - she has vast experience in organising events aiming to educate, inspire and connect people. Sinead has been recognised in Northern Irelands ‘Top Forty under 40’ and ‘Top 20 Inspiring Women in Business’ listings by Business First. She also won the 2017 ‘Young Chartered Star’ competition ran by Chartered Accountants Ireland. Sinead is a keen advocate for Chartered Accountants Ireland and the promotion of the profession.

Contact Sinead if you are an employer (Ulster and Greater Dublin cover in the main) wanting to know more about the various student training options or if you are an NI education institution seeking information or support with marketing Chartered Accountancy as a career choice.

Anastasia Myachina 500 x 500-min

Anastasia Myachina, ACA, Commercial Partner Manager

Phone: +353 1 637 3976
Email: Anastasia.Myachina@charteredaccountants.ie

Anastasia is a Chartered Accountant who trained at PwC in the UK and is a member of ICAEW and Chartered Accountants Ireland. Anastasia moved to Ireland in 2013 to take up a position of a Group Financial Analyst with Ardagh Group, a large multinational glass and metal packaging company. After three years at Ardagh she made a career move into recruitment and took up the role of Recruitment Consultant at The Panel, a boutique recruitment agency, where she specialised in recruitment of newly qualified accountants. Anastasia joined the Institute as a Client Relationship Executive in 2018 and one of her main responsibilities is promoting Chartered accountancy at 3rd level by developing deeper relationships with academic and careers staff as well as promoting the Institute at various 3rd level events throughout the year.

Contact Anastasia if you’d like her to come and chat to your students about a career in Chartered Accountancy or if you wish to increase your organisation’s profile among the brightest and the best college students.

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