About Chartered Accountants Ireland
Chartered Accountants Ireland is Ireland’s leading professional accountancy body, representing almost 33,000 members in over 100 countries and educating 6,000 students. It has 494 statutory audit firms.
An all-island body established by Royal Charter in 1888, it works to create opportunities for members and students, and ethical, sustainable prosperity for society.
Chartered Accountants Ireland members provide leadership in businesses in every sector, the public service and professional practice, bringing experience, trusted expertise, and strict standards to their work.
In representing members, it engages with many stakeholders including governments, policy makers, regulators, and business groups on key issues affecting the profession and the wider economy.
It is a founding member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, the international network of over 1.8 million chartered accountants.Chartered Accountants Ireland members also play key roles in the Global Accounting Alliance, Accountancy Europe and the International Federation of Accountants.
Chartered Accountants Ireland also educates and supports professionals with qualifications throughout their career. Members can avail of more than 200 CPD courses from anywhere in the world each year, as well as accessing a professional network through over 175 events organised by District Societies and overseas chapters right throughout the year.
Its activities and those of its members are governed by its Bye-Laws and by Rules relating to professional and ethical conduct.
Chartered Accountants Ireland is governed by a Council and it is responsible for determining policy and monitoring its implementation. This Council is led by the Officer Group and supported by the Management Team and staff. The Council is supported in its work by a number of committees with voluntary member involvement.