Brexit Agreement: FRC approves the CPA Ireland qualification as a third country qualification in the UK


The FRC (Financial Reporting Council) in the UK has made a declaration approving the audit qualification of CPA Ireland which is a recognised accountancy body (RAB) in the Republic of Ireland. In making the declaration the FRC is satisfied that the CPA Ireland qualification affords an assurance of professional competence equivalent to that afforded by a recognised professional qualification in the UK.
John Devaney, President of CPA Ireland has stated that ‘this announcement follows on from a detailed evaluation of the CPA Ireland Qualification by the FRC in 2020. This significant development for CPA Ireland, will have a positive impact on CPA Ireland members in the UK and in Ireland and I would like to thank both regulatory authorities, IAASA and the FRC for their contribution. Being based in the UK myself, I am delighted that both regulators have reached an agreement on reciprocity in respect of auditors in both the Republic of Ireland and in the United Kingdom which gives certainty post Brexit”.
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