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High Achieving Accounting Graduates Receive Awards for Excellence

Mar 23, 2016

High Achieving Accounting Graduates Receive Awards for Excellence

Three students of accounting today received awards for excellence in recognition of their exceptional performance in the examinations of the accounting degree programme at IT Tralee. The awards for academic achievement were presented by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) which grants exemption accreditation to graduates of the IT Tralee accounting degree.

The high achieving students were: Helen O’Sullivan (Tralee), Khadija Hassan (Tralee) and Ciara Kelly (Tralee). The awards for the academic achievement were presented by Úna McShane (Head of Employer Relationships, ACCA) who commended the students on their success and outlined the range of career opportunities in accounting and finance that were now available to graduates of the IT Tralee programme.

The Business Studies degree at IT Tralee allows students to specialise from Year 2 in Accounting, Marketing or Agribusiness. The Institute has continued to develop close links with ACCA to ensure that our Accounting students gain maximum exemptions from the professional examinations and position themselves well for their future careers. The Accounting programme at IT Tralee offers students a wide variety of career opportunities across multiple sectors in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

Accelerate your career

ACCA recently launched their Accelerate programme; this is a special arrangement between ACCA and education providers, including IT Tralee, which gives students an opportunity to register early with ACCA and accelerate their career in finance.

What are the benefits for students?

By registering on the programme, students will receive valuable technical and educational support, assistance with their current studies and help in developing skills employers look for in graduate trainees. Students also enjoy preferential rates and discounted exemptions. For more information on the programme students can visit our website

About the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. It offers business-relevant, first-choice qualifications to people of application, ability and ambition around the world who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.

ACCA supports its 178,000 members and 455,000 students in 181 countries, helping them to develop successful careers in accounting and business, with the skills required by employers. ACCA works through a network of 95 offices and centres and more than 7,110 Approved Employers worldwide, who provide high standards of employee learning and development. Through its public interest remit, ACCA promotes appropriate regulation of accounting and conduct relevant research to ensure accountancy continues to grow in reputation and influence.

Founded in 1904, ACCA has consistently held unique core values: opportunity, diversity, innovation, integrity and accountability. It believes that accountants bring value to economies in all stages of development and seek to develop capacity in the profession and encourage the adoption of global standards. ACCA’s core values are aligned to the needs of employers in all sectors and it ensures that through its range of qualifications, it prepares accountants for business. ACCA seeks to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds and remove artificial barriers, innovating its qualifications and delivery to meet the diverse needs of trainee professionals and their employers. More information is here: