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 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.
Our membership operates in Public Practice, Industry, Financial Services and the Public Sector and CPAs work in over 48 countries around the world. Meet our members here.
The Institute is active in the profession at national and international level participating in the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies – Ireland – CCAB (I) and together with other leading accountancy bodies the Institute was a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) – the worldwide body. The Institute is also a member of the Accountancy Europe (formerly known as FEE), the representative body for the main accountancy bodies in 37 European countries. Find out more about CPA International.