The Next Step...
Now that you have completed your Accounting Technicians Ireland exams, what is your next step? At CPA, we have a suggestion for you...
You now have the option to gain a qualification as a professional accountant and there has never been a better time to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
CPA is one of the main accountancy bodies in Ireland with 5000+ members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly held designation worldwide for professional accountants and the qualification enjoys wide international recognition. CPAs operate across all sectors including; financial services, insurance, IT, pharmaceutical as well as public practice.
Once you have completed the Accounting Technician exams, you are entitled to a number of attractive exemptions from the CPA exams.
- Formation 1: All subjects - Exempt
- Formation 2: Financial Accounting - Exempt, Taxation - Exempt, Information Systems - NOT Exempt, Management Accounting - NOT Exempt
If you obtained your Accounting Technicians qualification prior to 2009 click here for exemptions.
If you have a CAT qualification please click here for exemptions.
This will leave a total of 10 subjects: 2 subjects at Formation 2, 4 subjects at Professional 1 and 4 subjects at Professional 2.
The CPA qualification is open to all and you do not need to be working in a relevant area to start your study. Flexible study options are available at our approved educators around the country, including full time, part time, weekend, distance and E-Learning options. In many cases you will have studied for your accounting technician’s qualification with an educator that also teaches the CPA qualification. If you have previous relevant experience it may be possible that it will count towards the three years relevant supervised training you must obtain to become a fully qualified CPA.
Jimmy Sheehan IATI, CPA speaks with Accounting Technician members and students about his reasons for choosing the CPA qualification.
"The CPA qualification does more than train you to sit at a desk preparing tax returns. The qualification is do diverse that CPAs hold senior roles as CEOs of large corporate concerns, work as project managers in multinationals and within the Big 4. Some like me prefer to control their own destiny and set up their own accountancy practice" To hear more click here.
To find out more about Becoming a CPA listen to our webinar here.
Students may be entitled to claim tax relief on tuition fees. Tax relief cannot be claimed on examination or administration fees. For more information contact your local tax office or click here. For further information on funding supports please use the links below. Please note that these supports are dealt with on an individual basis via the local VECs and/or revenue commissioners.