"I recommend the Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP to any professional who wants to gain a good insight into the new accounting framework, relevant in Ireland and the UK, FRS102.

Given that FRS 102 replaces all the Irish and UK Financial Reporting Standards and UITF Abstracts, there was a considerable amount of material to cover.

Over the course, Professor Robert Kirk examined the more common areas of difference between the previous Irish/UK GAAP  and new GAAP. The lectures were well structured and comprehensive. I found the end of course assessment both challenging and practical.

Since completing the certificate, I have a good understanding of the new accounting guidance and this has facilitated the refresh of in-house accounting policies and financial reporting procedures.”

Valerie Murphy, Group Internal Audit Manager, Bewleys


“I studied this course so that I could gain a more in-depth knowledge of the new Irish/UK GAAP. It really helped me in my job, in the transition to FRS 100-102. The course is challenging but is well structured. The course content is excellent.  Studying online helped me to maximise what I learned from the course.  It fitted around both my personal and work life.

I highly recommend this course to anyone who wishes to strengthen their understanding of FRS 100-102.”

Craig Horgan, Trainee Accountant, McCarthy Sweeney



"I found the Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP a challenging and rewarding course.

The course is studied online, and for someone like me, who has been out of mainstream education for many years, I found that the mixture of recorded lectures, notes and textbook worked extremely well.

The Chartered Accountant Ireland staff were extremely organised, professional and helpful throughout.

The case study assignment was pitched just right – a comprehensive assessment of what had been covered with enough nuances to be just as would be expected in real-life. This is an important area that will affect everybody involved in financial reporting and I would recommend this course to anybody who is looking at how they can bring themselves up to date with the new FRSs”

Donal Quill, Freelance Education Consultant


“I was very impressed with the Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP programme. I found the course materials and online lecture content excellent, with the assignment proving to be challenging and very relevant to the real life scenarios encountered by accountants on the transition to FRS 102.

As the course is completed by distance learning, I had the flexibility needed to complete the course around my work schedule.

Having completed the course, I feel I have enhanced my technical knowledge of FRS 102 and feel confident that I have the skills required to tackle and research the various issues that arise on the introduction of the new UK and Irish GAAP."

Eimear Finn, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Consultant, Moylan Mulcahy & Co.


“I decided to study for a Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP (FRS 100-102) to ensure I kept up-to-date with the new accounting framework and that I would understand the significant impact it would have on businesses from a reporting perspective.

I completed the course by distance learning and found the Chartered Accountant Ireland staff to be extremely helpful and supportive during this process. The lectures and course material were well structured and informative. The use of sample questions and ‘real-life’ annual accounts (prepared under FRS102) meant I was well prepared for the case study assignment.

I would highly recommend the Certificate in UK and Irish GAAP (FRS 100-102) programme to anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the recent changes in UK and Irish GAAP.”

Peter Wright, Forensic Accountant, Practice