Accountancy student Oliver Clune, from Co. Louth, who was studying for the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) examinations at Griffith College, has been awarded by CPA for his first class performance in the annual examinations.
Oliver achieved first in Ireland and is among eight Griffith College students to be awarded and recognised by CPA for his outstanding results in the examinations which took place in 2011. More over, Griffith College has achieved 6 out of 6 prize-winners for Professional 2 level, for the first time.
The President of Griffith College, Diarmuid Hegarty, congratulated the students and said, “On behalf of Griffith College and the School of Professional Accountancy, we would like to express our utmost congratulations to the students and lecturers for all their hard work throughout the year. These students are a testament to the college and we wish them every success with their accounting careers.”
Oliver has been working in the pharmaceutical industry for more than ten years but always had the ambition to study accounting. He chose to study the CPA with Griffith College to open up new career opportunities and its part-time course enabled him to continue working while studying at the same time.
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies with over 5,000 members and students.