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Your Career as a Certified Public Accountant. Introduction What is the CPA? What do CPAs do? How do I become a CPA? Why choose CPA? Key dates / Contact.

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1 Your Career as a Certified Public Accountant

2 Introduction What is the CPA? What do CPAs do? How do I become a CPA? Why choose CPA? Key dates / Contact us…

3 What is the CPA? More than just an educational body 1 of 4 main accountancy bodies in Ireland Irish accountancy body – global qualification CPA’s Role – Train, monitor and regulate members – Provide information – Provide support services 5,000 members and students

4 Internationally Recognised CPA qualification is internationally recognised Our members work in more than 32 countries worldwide

5 What do CPAs do? A ‘CPA’ is a professional qualified accountant CPAs work in practice and industry CPAs work in amazingly diverse roles and industries, ranging from an emmy-nominated casting director to entrepreneurs to CEOs of large corporate concerns.

6 What do CPAs do? Practice Progression Paths Trainee Accountant to Audit Assistant to Audit Supervisor to Qualified Accountant ( Practice Specialist) to Practice Account Manager to Practice Partner or Your Own specialist Practice

7 What do CPAs do? Industry Progression Paths Accounts Clerk to Accounts Payable / Receivable ( Specialist) to Accounts Assistant to Assistant Accountant to Assistant Financial Controller to Financial Controller to Financial Director

8 How do I become a CPA? Different routes to entry – graduate, accounting technician, school leaver, mature student Steps involved: 1.Confirm exemptions 2.Register – Institute & college 3.Sit exams 4.Complete training 5.Proof of competency in IT

9 CPA Exams & Study 4 stages of exams: - F1, F2, P1, P2 Max 4 exams in one sitting Option to split P1 and P2 stage exams Flexible study options – Part-time, full-time, weekend, distance, e-Learning Approved Educators located around the country

10 CPA Exams & Study Formation 1 1.Business Maths & QM 2.Economics & Business Environment 3.Business Laws Formation 2 1.Financial Accounting 2.Taxation 3.Information Systems 4.Management Accounting Professional 1 1.Corporate Reporting 2.Auditing 3.Corporate Laws & Governance 4.Managerial Finance Professional 2 1.Strategy & Leadership (M) 2.Audit Practice & Assurance Services 3.Advanced Corporate Reporting (M) 4.Strategic Corporate Finance 5.Strategic Performance Mgmt 6.Advanced Taxation

11 CPA Training Min of 3 years relevant supervised training Option to work in practice, industry or both Past relevant experience is recognised Option to start the qualification without being in relevant training Training record No training contract Free to choose employer and job sector In control of YOUR career

12 Why Choose the CPA? Flexible study options Can split P1 and P2 exams No training contract – freedom & flexibility Can put relevant work experience towards training requirements Excellent support services Do not need to be in relevant employment when starting exams Innovative, progressive and growing Institute

13 Key Dates Exams – April – August Registration: –1st December for April exams –1st June for August exams

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