Accountancy is a career that will open the door to countless career choices.
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with 5,000 members and students. The job opportunities open to students who take on a professional qualification like CPA are varied, exciting and financially rewarding. You can work in a firm of accountants, in any industry sector or perhaps run your own business. Accountants are in demand right around the world and with the internationally recognised CPA qualification, you can work and travel with ease.
CPAs work across a wide range of businesses at every level, from practice owners and entrepreneurs to CEOs and financial controllers of multinational companies. There is no limit to where the qualification can take you.The accountancy profession continues to perform well in terms of employment opportunities, salary prospects and the potential to work overseas. Graduates seeking a challenging but secure career are increasingly opting for a professional qualification like that offered by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland), knowing it is held in very high regard by employers both at home and abroad.The employment record of our most recent graduates is testament to that, with 100% of the class of 2015 and 2016 currently in employment. Gaining a professional accountancy qualification such as CPA can complement and build on a lot of other areas of expertise such as Social Care and Business Studies. As the sponsor of Spark we will be happy to provide you with information on the opportunities that will be open to you as a CPA and to advise you as to how you can gain your professional qualification.
Anyone can choose to study with CPA Ireland, from school leavers to graduates, mature students and professionals. Graduates of business or accounting degrees, or those with existing qualifications will be offered exemptions. Why not contact CPA to see what exemptions can be granted to you? Here is a sample of some of the exemptions granted for different courses. For more information see here or contact us here if you have any questions.
CPA Ireland prides itself on supporting our students in every aspect of their study and career progression. Study options are offered on a fully flexible basis, including eLearning, part-time, weekends, and distance. Students can schedule their study and exam preparation around their personal and professional lives. Through CPA eLearning for example, students can access on-site lectures from anywhere, as well as having supporting manuals, access to a tutor, and revision classes. As well as completing exams, CPA students must undertake three years of relevant training under the supervision of a qualified accountant, but the Institute will assist them in choosing their job and sector and they are not tied into a contract for the course of their study with any one particular employer. The majority of students opt to train in tandem with studying for the qualification but the Institute offers the flexibility for students to obtain that work experience before, during or after studies. The flexibility CPA Ireland offers around exams and the required practical training is highly valued by our students.
Many CPAs are entrepreneurs and CPAs can be found in every sector from healthcare, financial services, IT, education, tech and gaming. They are not simply crunching numbers either – holding diverse roles at senior management level. The success of CPAs in securing employment in industry, the public sector and private practice in over 40 countries reflects the value of a CPA qualification. It’s a strong brand which builds strong connections. When people see that you are qualified as a CPA, they know you are smart, pragmatic, flexible, innovative and can get the job done. As the world of business is constantly changing CPA Ireland provides a qualification that equips graduates for the dynamism of the market place. The syllabus is continually evolving to ensure that CPA accountants are innovative and proactive strategists capable of understanding and adding value to every aspect of a business.
Contact us today to find out the next steps to gaining your CPA qualification