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Welcome to CPA Ireland's Finance Resource, with the latest financial advice and information for SMEs and businesses in Ireland. 

Find out about CPA Ireland's Free Business Tracker App to help you monitor your business' finances.

Martin Kelly from Queens University, Belfast discusses the importance of linking profitability and cash flow when analysing financial statements.

CPA Ireland's guide to finding an accountant that suits you and your business. 
Ann Carroll from the AIB Global Treasury Service discusses the changing payment environment.
CPA Ireland has joined forces with the Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI) to produce a best practice guide on financial management policies and procedures for community and voluntary organisations. The series of guides aims to assist such organisations meet the standards set out in the Charities Bill 2007, published in April 2007 by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. 

Access to credit remains a challenging area for SMEs. It is more important than ever to make the best possible case when applying for credit from a bank or any financial institution.  Banks assess each application on its own merits and applications are approved within the parameters of that institution’s credit policy. The following graphic provided by the Credit Review Office advises the steps a business owner and their financial adviser should take when approaching a potential lender.

There is an incredible amount of state financial supports for SMEs available from a number of government, local government and support agencies. They are now helpfully listed in one place. Read More.

  • SME Credit and Funding Newsletters

The Department of Finance provides newsletters with quarterly updates on information, opinion and news on the issue of SME Credit and Funding. See the latest newsletters below: