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Career resource expertise of CPA Ireland, like many of its services, is available to our students and members. Here you will find everything you need to know about searching for jobs, writing cover letters and CVs and your professional career. You also have access to useful articles, presentations, webinars, films and podcasts all dedicated to helping you with your job search.

Advice Guides
A resource of articles with everything you need to know when looking for jobs and furthering your professional career. - See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/advice-guides
Presentations
http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/presentations

CV Presentation - Ed Heffernan from Morgan McKinley provides guidance on how to complete a top quality CV. View the CV Webinar here. (link to Webinar CV Presentation 2011)
See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/presentations

Enhance your interview skills - Morgan McKinley's comprehensive guide to successful interviews.
See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/presentations

Living and working in Australia - A guide to making the move to Australia from Robert Walters.
See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/docs/default-source/cpa-presentations/living-and-working-in-austral

CV clinic with optimum career - your CV as your sales brochure, your unique selling point and CV and cover letter structure. See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/presentations

Cover letters, CVs, interview preparation, techniques and networking - Robert Walters
See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/presentations

Cover letters, CVs, Interview Techniques, Networking and an overview of the Current Employment market - Premier Recruitment
See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/presentations

Asia Pacific is calling, Morgan McGinley - Examines the career opportunities for CPAs in overseas markets, namely Singapore, Hong Kong, Sydney and Tokyo.
http://www.cpaireland.ie/docs/default-source/cpa-presentations/asia-pacific-calling.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Webinars and Podcasts Building Your LinkedIn Profile
See more at:http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/advice-guides/get-connected-with-linkedin
Access to webinar
See more at: http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=E958DF88824D
Thinking Outside the Box for Successful Job Hunting
See more at: http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=E955DA85804E
How to Network On-line for Career Opportunities
http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=E955DA85804B
Tell Me About Yourself - Tough Interview Question



Top 10 CV Dos and Don'ts!
Are you in the process of putting together your CV to send out to employers? Get it right first time around with these excellent tips from Robert Walters, a global professional recruitment consultancy. Louise Campbell, MD Robert Walters, talks to CPA (Ireland) about the top 10 CV dos and don'ts.
Access the webinar - see more at - http://www.instantpresenter.com/WebConference/RecordingDefault.aspx?c_psrid=E952DF868747

Interview Skills and Techniques Recruitment consultant Dermot O'Sullivan with Morgan McKinley in Dublin tells how to prepare for interview. Access the webinar - See more at: http://www.cpaireland.ie/careers/careers-resource/webinars-and-podcasts

How do I become a CPA?

The CPA qualification is open to all. You do not need to be working in a relevant area to start your study. Flexible study options are provided. Generally speaking, the student determines how soon they can achieve the qualification.

The CPA designation is the most widely used designation worldwide for professional accountants and enjoys wide international recognition. CPAs are sought after by employers of local and international organisations across all industries. They work in diverse roles across commerce and industry, academia, public sector and public practice.

Whether your interests lie in serving private sector, public sector, public practice, saving the environment, investigating securities fraud or any number of challenging possibilities, passing the rigorous CPA exam can be your first step to a rewarding CPA career. By becoming a CPA, you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million professional accountants globally, one million plus describe themselves as CPAs.

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Where CPA can take you
The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) route to your professional accountancy qualification is one that offers a high level of proficiency, freedom and flexibility during study, training and subsequent employment. CPA opens the doors to many exciting and rewarding possibilities. It is a value added qualification which commands higher pay in parts of the world than any other professional accountancy qualifications. You can maximise your potential with a globally recognised professional qualification. The CPA qualification paves the way to international mobility and high earning potential. It provides opportunities to work internationally: the CPA qualification is portable and recognised worldwide

Whether your interests lie in serving private sector, public sector, public practice, saving the environment, investigating securities fraud or any number of challenging possibilities, passing the rigorous CPA exam can be your first step to a rewarding CPA career. By becoming a CPA, you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million professional accountants globally, one million plus describe themselves as CPAs.

Where CPA can take you
CPAs work at every level in all sectors of a country, from bookkeepers and advisors to CEOs and financial controllers. CPAs are entrepreneurs themselves, with many setting up their own businesses and practices. Take a look at some of the roles CPAs work in:

Entrepreneur
An understanding of accountancy and finance is crucial to making a business work, which is why so many CPAs are entrepreneurs as well as accountants.

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
The CFO oversees the financial activities of the entire company and is the right-hand to the CEO, Board or President of a company. The role includes financial planning, analysing data, monitoring cash flow and presenting financial reports.

Practice Owner
A practice owner is not only an accountant, but a business owner and employer. They work with their clients on a one-to-one basis, managing their accounts, cash flow, profits, etc, to ensure their business is a success.

Forensic Accountant
The detective of the accountancy profession, forensic accountants investigate and document financial fraud and white collar crime, examining and analysing data to identify illegal business practices and fraud.

Environmental Accountant
Environmental accountants examine company's accounts to ensure they are acting in a responsible way, computing the environmental costs of commercial and industrial decisions.

International Accounting Specialist
Accountants are often relied on to oversee the international transactions of companies, global investment opportunities and trade agreements. Sri Lanka has a high number of multinational companies who need specialist accountants to liaise with their international offices and clients.

Risk Analyst
The job of a risk analyst is to identify risks relating to investments, loans, cash flow, etc, with a view to minimising negative effects on the company. Risk analysts work with mathematics and statistics to identify and mitigate risks and establish the viability of future projects for the business.

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