The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) has entered into a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) paving the way for dual membership.

The agreement will enable both Institutes to undertake joint research and will provides a route for qualified members of each body to become a member of the other body, and to enjoy the benefits which each organisation offers.

However the agreement does not cover those wishing to practice as a public practice accountant and/or to undertake auditing work due to the specific regulatory and legal requirements in each jurisdiction.

ANAN has 19,365 members as of 31 December 2014, according to the Pan-African Federation of Accountants. CPA Irelands comprises 5,000 members.