Chartered Accountancy is Ireland’s leading business qualification, with international recognition.  With new, flexible education routes designed for people with busy lives, there has never been a better time to move your career to the next level as a Chartered Accountant.


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Chartered accountancy in numbers

77% - Qualify Faster – more than ¾ of all Chartered Accountancy students complete their training in less than 4 years – far faster progression than students of other accountancy bodies.

€49,500 – projected salary for newly qualified Chartered Accountant in Leinster region

23,000 – Join Ireland’s biggest network of accountants

65%- Qualification for business - majority of Irish Chartered Accountants work in business and industry, not practice

Why it works


Chartered Business Route is for people already in the workplace, experienced professionals, college students and those out of work for a time – all can gain this career-changing qualification.


You will not be required to enter into a training contract so if you’re currently in the workplace, this is the ideal route for you.  You can gain recognition for prior work experience, choose how many or few exams to sit and choose the stage at which you gain your practical experience.


Our new Distance Learning education model means you can choose to attend lectures in person or view lectures online from home – it’s up to you.


Our education programme is provided on a part-time basis, from October to May. There are 3 academic years, but it is possible to complete exams in 1 to 2 years, depending on exemptions.