Cork Students ‘account’ for top marks in Exams

Students from Cork performed strongly in the in the Accounting
Technicians Ireland 2013 annual national exams with a number of
students earning top marks.

Announcing the results, Accounting Technicians Ireland, the leading
professional body for accounting technicians on the island of Ireland,
reported that Ayelen Roger from Cork City placed in the Top 10 exam
results on the island and Liubov Lehoux from Cobh placed in the Top
20.

The Diploma for Accounting Technicians is a highly recognised
professional qualification and is seen by many employers as essential
when hiring. Demand for accounting technicians from employers is ever
increasing and that has been reflected in a 33% spike in student
queries this year. There are almost 5,000 students currently pursuing
the course which is taught in over 70 colleges nationwide.

In Cork, new students are enrolling in the College of Commerce in the
City, Cork Institute of Technology in Bishopstown and Mallow College
of Further Education. Any interested student can apply now by
contacting their nearest college.

Gay Sheehan, Chief Executive, Accounting Technicians Ireland, said:

“95% of Accounting Technician graduates are in employment and working
in a wide variety of sectors. This flexibility and employability are
just two of the reasons why the qualification is increasingly popular
and has seen a big increase in demand. .

“In fact, we have seen a 33% increase in student queries with these
coming from students with a variety of backgrounds from established
professionals to school leavers and those seeking to change career.
Employers have recognised the value of an Accounting Technician
qualification as they fill important financial roles within their
organisations. They are looking for cost effective, highly trained
professionals and accounting technicians are a perfect fit for many
organisations. In particular, we found this year that small and medium
enterprises seek out accounting technicians due to their expertise in
aiding management to understand the underlying and recurring financial
trends within their business.

“All students recently received their results and, in particular,
students from Cork have done very well receiving excellent marks. I
congratulate Ayelen and Liubov on their results and wish them well as
they move forward with their careers.”

“Applications are now open for the 2013-2014 academic year. Any
interested student does not need to apply through the CAO and should
realise that the courses are flexible to their needs with students
able to study full-time, part-time or through distance learning.”

Persons interested in finding out more about the qualification or in
applying for courses can contact the organisation, Accounting
Technicians Ireland, directly: www.AccountingTechniciansIreland.ie.

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