After another incredibly challenging year for all, CPA Ireland would like to thank our members, students, and employees for another year of resilience and accomplishment.
Public health guidance meant that we conducted operations virtually throughout 2021. However, it was uplifting to celebrate the success and dedication of our new members and student prize winners by hosting our 2021 Conferring in person this year.
Despite challenges and obstacles, 2021 has seen another positive response from CPA Ireland and we can thank every one of our stakeholders for that.
Here are some of the highlights and achievements of the year that has gone by:
CPA Ireland Trainee Remote
In January 2021 we launched the CPA Ireland trainee remote course. Over the last two years there has been a huge surge in employer demand for solid core remote working skills, which are becoming increasingly invaluable to employers. The trainee remote course is a remote working skills course for CPA Ireland students that will support CPA trainees in the development of remote working and core Accountancy trainee skills.
https:// www.cpaireland.ie/become-a-student/ CPA-Qualifications/cpa-trainee-remote
CPA JobSearch Platform
In March, we launched the CPA Jobsearch Platform which is a new and exclusive online recruitment solution to help both CPA students and members succeed on their accountancy career journey and to support employers with accountancy talent attraction & retention.
Covid Interns Partnership
We were delighted to have created a partnership with successful social enterprise Covid Interns, which is a social enterprise platform connecting organisations struggling with the commercial challenges of Covid-19 with university students. Since launching in May 2020 Covid Interns has placed 150 students (and counting) in internship roles with more than 130 companies here and abroad.
The 2021 exams for students and members were completed using Cirrus online examination software and Proctorio Artificial Intelligence remote invigilation. This accelerated move to online examinations invigilated by artificial intelligence has ensured that CPA Ireland could deliver on its purpose throughout 2021 and, in particular, facilitate progress for students.
CPA Ireland Well Being Platform
Over the summer months, CPA Ireland launched a Wellbeing Platform with Spectrum.Life for CPA Ireland members and students. The platform is free for all members and students and it provides access to a host of Digital Wellbeing content including a digital gym, videos and podcasts, fitness and nutrition trackers, along with numerous health and wellbeing related rewards. Information on how to register for the Wellness Platform can be found at
In September, we launched the interactive Digitalisation Hub. We must embrace technology to remove what is routine from our roles and create time to add value through our professional knowledge and judgement. Embracing digitalisation is essential to maintaining clients, winning new business and having a positive succession plan. The Digitalisation Hub will help members and students develop a roadmap for digital transformation. It offers many resources including weekly webinars on all things digital, weekly showcases from software experts, case studies from our members and much more. We encourage all members to take the time to navigate around the hub and see what’s on offer. It can be accessed at www.cpaireland.ie/hub