About CPA

CPA Ireland is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide international recognition.

The role of the Institute is to: 

  • regulate CPAs in accordance with the law and the Institute's Code of Ethics in the public interest;
  • ensure that CPAs are constantly up to date in all matters relating to their professional work;
  • maintain the highest levels of educational standards for new entrants to the profession,
  • represent the interests of our members where appropriate.

What do we do?

The Institute fulfils its statutory role as a recognised body by overseeing the professional activities of our members in practice, and ensuring that education and training standards are maintained. As the first accountancy body to introduce a mandatory regime of Continuing Professional Education, the Institute ensures that all CPAs remain at the leading edge throughout their careers. The Institute provides a quality service to its members and students, which has been recognised through the award and maintenance of ISO 9001:2008

Latest News

31 Jan

CPA Welcome Ethics Research Report

22 Jan

Edinburgh Group global research report launch "The SMP of the Future in a Changing World"

07 Jan

CPA Ireland Council Nominations

03 Dec

CPA Ireland Conferring 2018

23 Nov

Only 1 week left to register as a new CPA Ireland student

16 Nov

New Students can still register before 1 December for the April 2019 exam sitting

13 Nov

CPA Ireland Launches New Brand and Website

18 Oct

CPA Ireland release 2018 examination results statistics

11 Oct

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11 Oct

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08 Oct

CPA Ireland and the Institute of Chartered Accountants India renew Mutual Recognition Agreement

05 Oct

CPA Ireland Partnering with 12 third level colleges on FastTrack Programme

26 Sep

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25 Sep

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21 Sep

CPA Ireland Lobbying Activities

13 Sep

CPA Ireland President Dinner 2018

24 Aug

CPA Ireland Pre Budget Submission 2019

23 Jul

Change to Company Audit Legislation welcomed by CPA Ireland

04 Jul

IAASA publishes its 2017 Profile of the Profession

25 Jun

Leaving Certificate accountancy syllabus letting down accountancy profession

19 Jun

CPA Ireland Discuss key topics with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

12 Jun

Launching of CPA Ireland FastTrack

30 May

Building Ireland's Future, The Role of the Professions

29 May

Edinburgh Group SMP Survey - SMP of the Future in a Changing World

28 May

Leaving certificate not fit for purpose according to accountants

25 May

Rachel Grimes, President of IFAC speaks at CPA Ireland Annual Conference

14 May

CPA Ireland Annual Conference - Great Expectations - Accountancy and Business in 2018

30 Apr

CPA Ireland President calls for a re-balance of government policy to support indigenous SME Irish Businesses

27 Apr

Irish Accountancy Awards 2018 CPA Ireland Winners

26 Apr

Cormac Mohan CPA, has been elected President of CPA Ireland

16 Apr

CPA Ireland Social Enterprise - The Irish and International Landscapes Report Launch

06 Apr

Influential Leader sought for IAASB Chair

04 Apr

CPA Ireland Skillnet shortlisted for IITD Award

04 Mar

Irish Accountancy Awards Shortlist

12 Dec

Ireland is facing a growing shortage of accountants

03 Sep

CPA Ireland LinkedIn Education Page