Online Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting

This specially-developed fully-online programme meets the  needs of professionals who work in financial reporting and will fast-track your journey as a future finance leader.

The Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting replaces the financial reporting programmes previously offered by Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Following extensive consultation with members, Chartered Accountants Ireland will be providing professional development programmes and courses in online formats only until 31 December 2020, after which date the situation will be reviewed.

At a glance 
Start Date:   Commenced 10 September 2020, next intake Spring 2021
Registration Spring 2021, details coming soon
Duration: Approx. six months
Format: Online
Autumn 2020 fee;
€3,365 (Members)
€3,735 (Non-members)
Assignment: 70%
Presentation: 30%

Why should you study this programme?

This brand new, specially developed programme fast-tracks your development as a future finance leader. Tailor the programme by focussing on your preferred financial reporting regime (IFRS, FRS, US GAAP), whilst also upskilling in integrated reporting and developing your financial reporting communication skills.


Who is this programme for?

The Diploma in Excellence in Financial Reporting is designed for qualified accountants who aspire to develop their career and who are aiming to improve their technical abilities while enhancing their communication skills.

Download the brochure to find out more about content, schedules, and how you will study.

On successful completion of this diploma, participants will:

  • develop specialised financial reporting competences in their chosen financial reporting
  • increase their understanding of integrated reporting
  • learn how to communicate financial reporting information effectively, helping to work with
    and guide the key people in and outside of their organisation.

Information on CPD hours for specialist qualifications

All of our programmes count towards both structured and unstructured CPD. 

The exact amounts of structured hours allowable under the regulations governing chartered accountants depends on attendance, home reading of programme materials and completing assignments.

Further structured and non structured hours may be claimed for completion of assignments but these will vary for each individual.

Please note that those operating in regulated areas may need to undertake additional relevant CPD to meet their obligations.

If you would like to know how many CPD hours you need to have completed a year, see our professional standards page.

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