Become an accountant


The No.1 accountancy qualification in Ireland: respected by employers and recruiters.

Available at Brian McDaid & Associates: as a member of the Chartered Accountants Ireland this course is available to suitably qualified Leaving Cert students who can earn while they learn and obtain a professional qualification without the burden of university related student debt.

The qualification for business and practice: members work in every sector of Irish industry – private, public, voluntary and academic sectors.

Flexible: you can progress through training and exams at a pace that suits you.

Accessible: new distance learning options mean that it’s up to you when and where you study. Better for pass rates: our exam success rate is high – in fact more people pass our exams than those of other accountancy bodies.

The fastest route to qualify: 78% of Chartered Accountancy students are fully qualified in four years or less – far faster than students of other accountancy bodies. For example the average time taken by CIMA students to qualify is 6.9 years (CIMA 2014 Annual Report).

Fewer exams: when compared with other accountancy bodies.

Internationally recognised:  with Mutual Recognition Agreements with fellow Chartered bodies around the world, you can take your qualification with you around the globe. Supported on the ground: our team of student advisors in Dublin and Belfast are here to respond quickly to your queries. In addition, our student society, CASSI, provides academic and social supports for all students.

Available across the island of Ireland: Chartered Accountants Ireland was established in 1888 by Royal Charter as an all-island body. 4,000 of our members are based in Northern Ireland and over 1,100 of our students are resident in Northern Ireland.