Discover what being a Chartered Accountant is all about!

Discover what being a Chartered Accountant is all about!

Real Stories

Hear from students and members of Chartered Accountants Ireland, who will tell you what its really like to be a Chartered Accountant. They will prove that you don’t have to be a maths nerd, how it’s anything but a boring career and how it brings great opportunities.

Clodagh Allen ACA

Senior Finance Manager, Microsoft

Deborah Somorin ACA 

Founder, Empower the Family

Emma McEvoy

Associate, Big 4

Mark Darby ACA

Marketing Activation Manager, Gardiner Family Apothecary

Matthew Donnelly ACA

Senior Associate, PwC

Ronan Dunne FCA

Executive President and CEO, Verizon Consumer Group

Suzie Lee Arbuthnot ACA

Founder and MD, SA Accountancy Services

Tiarnán O'Neill ACA

Group Finance Director, Galgorm Collection

Want to find out more?

Accounting Technician



Download Brochure (2.2MB)

Learn more about how to become a Chartered Accountant with this brochure. Simply click the link to download.


Thanks to Susan Rossney , the @charteredaccirl Sustainability lead for presenting to the Ireland #FinBiz2030 Task Force this evening.

Great to showcase the great work being done by the Institute in this area and explore potential areas of collaboration as we all endeavour to create more awareness of the value and importance of #sustainability in its widest sense.

#FinBiz2030 is a joint initiative with @charteredww and @oneyoungworld committed to driving positive change and establishing an active and engaged finance and business community globally that is dedicated to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs) by 2030. If you would like to know more please get in touch.

"I’m excited to see where I’ll be able to utilise my #Chartered #Accountancy #qualification along side my experience in #socialmedia, #advertising and #fashion – things that I’m really passionate about."

Emma is an Associate with a #Big4 firm and an Instagram #Influencer with over 60k followers @emmanoodle_ 🌟

Watch Emma's short video at #BecomeACharteredAccountant

Check out our student publication 'The Bottom Line' for lots of great content for both existing ACA students and aspiring students 😄


For the month of March, we are offering a 15% discount on our @charteredaccirl student text books 📚

Simply use the code 'BOOKS15' at checkout 📖

Visit 💻

Please note:
- This offer applies to selected books
- Students enrolling in the ACA programme will be provided with the relevant materials for their course

"I got my own show called 'Suzie Lee’s Home Cook Heroes' with #BBCNI so yeah, I’m not your boring #accountant!"

Watch Suzie's short video at #BecomeACharteredAccountant #SuzieLeesHomeCookHeroes

"I’m working with the team now to see how we can drive down our #carbon #footprint. I’m really happy that I can go into my job every day and know that what I’m doing is of genuine #benefit to the #planet."

Watch Mark's short video at #BecomeACharteredAccountant

You must have been a #maths nerd?
"Far from being just bean counting, it’s actually understanding how things get done. The #Chartered #Accountancy #qualification, it’s like engineering, like rocket science. It’s getting inside something and understanding how it really works."

Watch @ronandunnevz’s short video at

Why #Chartered #Accountancy?
"It's the difference between me having the #career and the #opportunities I have now, and not!"

Watch Clodagh's short video at

👉Check out our new hub👈

Visit to discover what being a #CharteredAccountant is all about!

Hear real stories from our students and members, some with pretty cool other interests/talents including sports stars, fashion influencers and celeb cooks!

Check it out at

Delighted to showcase the @charteredaccirl #ACA programme and the #CharteredAccountancy profession to @ulsteruni students attending today's @careersatulster
fair. Met some really engaged students and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to chat all things Chartered!

Lovely morning spent with @qubelfast students hosting a Business Game session with some ACA career insights and CV/interview skills wrapped in! A great group and lots of good engagement and interactivity enjoyed. Thanks @qubcareers - a super initiative and @sineadfoxhamilton was delighted to be involved! ...

We'd like to wish our students, members, colleagues, and team here at the Institute, a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Thank you for your support in 2020 and we look forward to working with you in 2021. #seasonsgreetings

A very special thank you from #CASupport to those who have donated in the run up to Christmas, and indeed throughout 2020.

Unsurprisingly, during the COVID crisis, we've seen a significant uplift in the numbers of students and members reaching out for help. We are working hard to reach all those in need.

If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at

William lost his business, his home and suffered with depression. Read his story From Boardroom to Hostel at

Help #CASupport help our community by donating at

Karen Rafferty shares how CA Support helped her family when her daughter was diagnosed with a tumour

Donate to #CASupport this Christmas at

⭐We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2020/21 #CharteredStar competition⭐

Aisling McCaffrey, Associate Director, Financial Services Advisory, @grantthorntonie and Caroline McGroary, Assistant Professor of Accounting, @dublincityuniversity have been awarded the first ever joint Chartered Star award for 2020/21.

Aisling and Caroline will represent the Institute at the prestigious international @oneyoungworld summit in Munich next year, along with other representatives of the @charteredww network.


⭐Meet our 5 shortlisted #CharteredStar 2020/21 entrants⭐

Ayo Olabimtan, Investment Analyst, NTR PLC

In this short video, Ayo introduces himself, shares his #Chartered journey including how he ended up in #accountancy, talks about how he supports the UN #SDGs, and why he should be the 2020/21 Chartered Star!