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

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Accounting Technician



@sineadfoxhamilton was delighted to present to @southernregionalcollege students this evening on all things Chartered 😄

Great to have the opportunity to showcase the @charteredaccirl ACA qualification and the diverse career paths the profession can offer!

For more info visit:

#ACA #CharteredAccountancy #CharteredAccountant #Accountant

Anastasia from the team has had a busy week of talking all things #CharteredAccountancy and routes to the #ACA qualification.

She was delighted to present to....

👉TY students at @deloitte_ireland

👉 @accountingtechniciansire students at @corkcollegeofcommerce

👉Final year accounting students at @mtu_ie

Super groups and all thoroughly enjoyable sessions!

If you'd like to learn about what opportunities a career in Chartered Accountancy can provide or to arrange a presentation to your students/staff, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


@sineadfoxhamilton took the liberty of recording a narrated guided presentation to answer that exact question and hopefully demystify the profession - why not check it out and learn all about Chartered Accountancy as a career choice.

The video and a copy of the PowerPoint presentation file is available on our new 'Become A Chartered Accountant' careers hub along with several other resources and more information.

Visit - link in bio

Happy to take any questions so feel free to reach out - always delighted to chat all things Chartered!

#CharteredAccountancy #CharteredAccountant #ACA #Graduate #Careers #AccountingTechnician #GraduateCareers #SecureYourSuccess #ChooseChartered

@sineadfoxhamilton from the team was delighted to present to @swccollege students on the part time @accountingtechniciansire course about the Chartered Accountants Ireland #ACA programme today & chat all things Chartered.

If your education institution would benefit from a presentation please just get in touch.

Information and resources on the #CharteredAccountancy career pathways are available at:

#ChooseChartered #BecomeACharteredAccountant

🌟Unusual times call for a different approach🌟

The Institute is looking forward to welcoming 1,600 new members nationwide, across 6 virtual ACA membership ceremonies, throughout March 🎉

Join the celebration by using the hashtag #ACAproud

"The most fulfilling side of it is the #people element and the human element, where you’re helping them through #challenges and #change."

Matthew is a Senior Associate Consultant with @pwc_ni and captain of the @officialtyronegaa #Gaelic football team🌟

Watch Matthew's short video at

✋ Happy International Women's Day ✋

Lets all #ChooseToChallenge gender inequality and bias (conscious and unconscious) and enjoy the reward of creating a more inclusive society for everyone to benefit from.


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! ...