Becoming an Accountant in Practice

The Institute of Incorporated Public Accountants welcomes Professional Accountant from other bodies

As you seek to expand and develop your career you may decide that it is time for you to go out on your own. This is where the IIPA can help. Our Institute offers the opportunity to Accountants who are members of any of the major* accounting bodies to enter into public practice as an Accountant, and in certain circumstances as a Registered Auditor.

Becoming an Accountant in Practice

In order to qualify for an Accounting Practising Certificate and become a Member in Accounting Practice of the IIPA you must satisfy a number of criteria:

  1. Be a member of the IIPA*
  2. Demonstrate that you have sufficient skills and experience to operate as an accountant in practice
  3. Agree to undertake the Accounting Practice and Operation Training
  4. Agree to the conditions of membership regarding continuing professional development, continuity of practice and professional indemnity insuranceNew Associate and Accounting Practice

To apply for membership and an accounting practising certificate you need to complete the accounting practice application form.

*Automatic membership of the institute is open to members in good standing of the following Professional Accounting Bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Ireland
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales
  • Association of International Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy