The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) and the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), entered into a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) in June 2015. The agreement offers qualified members of each body to become a member of the other body, and to enjoy the benefits which each organisation offers.
Back (l to r): Sunday Aniogor Ekune, Chief Executive ANAN and Eamonn Siggins, Chief Executive CPA Ireland
Front (l to r): Brian Purcell, President CPA Ireland and Anthony Chukwuemeka Nzom, President ANAN

You Can Become a CPA Without Leaving Home
CPA is one of the best known international accounting designations and  Irish professional qualifications are held in high regard worldwide. By becoming a CPA you are joining a global network. Out of some two and a half million qualified accountants worldwide, one million plus are CPAs.

Member Benefits, Discounts and Professional Services
CPA Ireland provides members with a variety of benefits, discounts and professional services. The full range includes financial, health, publication, lifestyle, technical and professional benefits. Professional and technical resources will enable you to remain up to date and at the leading edge of your profession.

Terms & Conditions
An ANAN member seeking admission to CPA Ireland should have successfully completed:
The ANAN examinations,
The ANAN practical experience requirements, and
Any other requirement as may be prescribed by ANAN from time to time,
Have held the ANAN Certificate of Membership for a continuous period of 10 years
Be a member in good standing and not currently subject to any disciplinary sanctions or investigations and has not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions in the past five years.
CPA Ireland is not obliged to admit as its Member any Member of ANAN who:
(a) is a Member of ANAN by virtue of an MRA or any other mutual recognition arrangement with another professional body;
(b) is the subject of a current investigation into his or her professional conduct;
(c) has been subject to any disciplinary sanctions within the five years prior to their application.


You can join CPA in 4 steps:
1. Email PDF copies of all relevant documentation below to
  • ANAN Letter of Goodstanding 
  • 2 Professional written letters of reference
  • ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
  • ANAN Membership Certificate
2. Complete and pass two online courses (available at €125 each): Once you have completed steps 1 and 2 above, you can then complete steps 3 and 4.

3. Complete the Online MRA Application form

4. Pay the Administration Fee of €200 

If you require further information, please contact