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CPA Ireland Skillnet

Network Sector

Business Services

Network Region

Dublin, National

Network Manager

Niamh Sheehan

Network Promoter

CPA Ireland

Network Contact

Niamh Sheehan




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Network Overview

CPA Ireland Skillnet supports businesses of all sizes across Ireland’s dynamic and highly competitive financial services sector. The Network’s mission is to empower businesses to grow sustainably and navigate current and future challenges through subsidised talent development programmes including accounting, legal and taxation training.

Collaborating with industry, the network designs, develops and delivers responsive, bespoke and flexible upskilling courses to address the ongoing needs of businesses. CPA Ireland Skillnet is promoted by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA). Membership of the network is open to private enterprises in the accounting and financial services sectors.

Supports to businesses

  • Assist businesses to identify and address current and future skills needs 
  • Information regarding successful approaches to learning and talent development 
  • Guidance on achieving value for money when investing in learning and development 
  • Strategic programmes that enhance business innovation and sectoral competitiveness 
  • Flexible training and education programmes customised to the needs of the sector 
  • Innovative programme design and development 
  • Leadership programmes for business owners and executives 
  • Certified and non-certified technical training 
  • Training relating to communication, problem-solving and other core skills 
  • Advice on gauging the effectiveness of training 
  • Access to a network of businesses within the sector 
  • Conferences, seminars, and other informal learning and networking events 

“The training has been invaluable to our organisation. It has helped us to focus on the critical areas of our business and has led to a general upskilling of our personnel. We found that the benefits were for the long, and it enabled us to build on progress year on year.”

Michael O'Hanlon - Michael O'Hanlon & Co

“For somebody like me working in an SME, the CPA Skillnet provides valuable information and training that I would otherwise not have time to access with limited staff resources. Overall, I think these Skillnet courses have a place in keeping up to date on current matters.”

Tony Flanagan - Macro Stainless Limited

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