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CPA Ireland signs MoU with Association of Eurasian Institutes

Eamonn Siggins, CEO, CPA Ireland, Olivia Kirtley, President IFAC, and Vladimir Zharinov, Vice President, CPA Russia, at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding in New York.

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association of Eurasian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (EICPA).

The MoU was signed by CPA Ireland and EICPA representative the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Russia (CPA Russia) and sets a framework for cooperation between CPA Ireland, CPA Russia and the other EICPA association members: Kazakhstan, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Under the MoU the different organisations agreed to cooperate and assist each other in a number of areas such as education, training, examination, accounting, auditing, ethics and member body development.

The agreement also includes the delivery of CPA Ireland online certificate in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) Financial Reporting.

Launched at the World Congress of Accountants in Rome last November, CPA Ireland certificate in IPSAS financial reporting is a nine modules course which aims to teach accountants the internationally recognised accrual based accounting standards for public sector financial reporting.

CPA Ireland chief executive Eamonn Siggins said this partnership will help ensure that strengthened public financial management is delivered within Russia.

CPA Russia vice president Vladimir Zharinov said: "The IPSAS certificate programme is the great CPD opportunity for EICPA members to study IPSAS and be on the cutting edge of public interest and accountancy profession."

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