Westmeath student graduates with Accounting Technicians Ireland

Accounting Technicians Ireland has conferred a certificate of membership to newly qualifying graduate Orla Connaughton from Lismacaffrey, Co Westmeath.

Orla recently completed her final year examinations and work experience requirements to graduate among an overall class of 436 new members. She received her certificate from Accounting Technicians Ireland president Margaret Ryan FIATI at a special ceremony in Galway recently.

Accounting technicians are qualified accounting professionals who work at all levels of finance. They can work in all types of organisations and are widely employed throughout the public sector, industry and commerce and in private accounting practices.

Accounting Technicians Ireland has seen the number of students taking its qualification increase considerably over the last six years, averaging an annual intake of over 2,000 students. The organisation currently has over 6,000 students and its syllabus is taught in over 80 colleges nationwide.

Gay Sheehan, chief executive, Accounting Technicians Ireland, said: “Ireland needs the skills of well qualified people if we are to renew our competitiveness and grow our economy once again. Accounting technicians underpin the best financial management practices in the organisations where they work and they make an excellent contribution to overall business growth and success. That is why the demand for their skills has grown significantly in recent years.”

Anyone interested in finding out more about the qualification, or in applying for courses, can contact the Accounting Technicians Ireland, directly through their website, www.AccountingTechniciansIreland.ie

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