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Alan Mitchell, Errigal Seafood, CPA Approved Employer
Having a renowned professional qualification along with the necessary experience makes you an attractive proposition for employers.

Approved Employer Programme

The CPA Approved Employer Programme (AEP) is a quality framework for an organisation's accountancy training programme, allowing trainee organisations to optimise their return on investment, determine key performance indicators and efficiently manage a trainee's achievements and expectations.

What are the benefits to students?

  • Structured training environment 
  • Effective career management strategy 
  • Improved exam pass rates
  • Training monitored by CPA

Who have we partnered with?

CPA has partnered with over 140 Approved Employers to date. Companies include Glanbia, AIB, Mircosoft, Statestreet, Ulster Bank and much more.

Approved Employer Directory


“Achieving Approved Employer accreditation from CPA Ireland defines Microsoft as an employer of choice and one that demonstrates its commitment to Continuous Professional Development."

Dermot Igoe, Finance Director EOC Financial Accounting Controls & Compliance Group, Microsoft, CPA Approved Employer.

"The Approved Employer Programme has had a positive impact on our organisation. While our CPA trainees are expected to work hard and contribute from the outset, the help and support from the CPA training programme has enabled our trainees to develop their technical and professional skills to realise their own potential.”

Linda Scott, Partner, Amatino Partners, CPA Approved Employer.