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Get ahead of your peers and increase your employment prospects by completing the CPA Ireland Skillnet Diploma in US GAAP. 

The US GAAP Diploma is now available online! 

This flexible learning option enables you to purchase the diploma today and complete it in your own time

For access please email Aisling Mooney 

Current statistics, from the Central Statistics Office show that Ireland’s trade with the United States amounts to 23 percent of exports and 12 percent of imports. Many Irish Accountants rely on this trade for current and future employment. 

At the moment there is a shortage of Accountants with knowledge of US GAAP in Ireland and it has been identified as a barrier to employment by many CPA members who find it listed as a requirement in job descriptions.

Learning Outcomes

1)            Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of US GAAP

2)            Apply US GAAP to financial statements

3)            Apply the Concepts and pervasive principles of US GAAP to accounting transaction problems.

4)            Recognise and measure assets and liabilities as per US GAAP

5)            Identify disclosure requirements as per US GAAP

6)            Prepare a full set of financial statements as per US GAAP

7)            Reconcile IFRS financial statements to US GAAP and explain differences


Dr Wayne Bartlett CPA

Wayne Bartlett CPA, is an experienced public financial management specialist with experience of working in over thirty countries. He is heavily involved in CPA Ireland’s IPSAS work chairing the CPA Ireland IPSAS advisory board as well as being lead author on the ipsasacademy.net developed with CPA Ireland and Nelson Croom.

Key Details 

CPD Credit: 40 Hours with completion of assignment, or 36 hours without the assignment. 
Cost: €750

Training Schedule 

Further dates to be confirmed. If you would like to register your interest in upcoming US GAAP courses, please email Aisling Mooney at amooney@cpaireland.ie.


To gain the diploma participants must successfully complete an assignment. The assignment will be issued twice a year with access to a free live webinar with Wayne Bartlett in advance of the submission date.  In this assignment participants will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of US GAAP and their capacity to apply it to a set of IFRS financial statements.


The CPA Ireland Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.