TUS Athlone announced as winning college in 2023 National Accounting competition

Pictured, l-r, Orlaith Kelly, Lecturer in Accounting, Bernard (Tao Cui), Head of Department of Accounting and Business Computing, Alexandra Kuran, second year student on the BA in Accounting, Adam O’Reilly, Business Development Officer, CPA Ireland, Chenlu Lin, second year student on the BA in Accounting, Brendan McLarney, lecturer in Accounting, Niamh Dunne, lecturer in Tax and Finance

Pictured, l-r, Orlaith Kelly, Lecturer in Accounting, Bernard (Tao Cui), Head of Department of Accounting and Business Computing, Alexandra Kuran, second year student on the BA in Accounting, Adam O’Reilly, Business Development Officer, CPA Ireland, Chenlu Lin, second year student on the BA in Accounting, Brendan McLarney, lecturer in Accounting, Niamh Dunne, lecturer in Tax and Finance

Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest has been announced as the winning college in the National Accounting Competition for the second consecutive year with TUS Athlone students, Chenlu Lin and Alexandra Kuran placing first and second in the competition.

The announcement has been made by the gamification application Quitch and CPA Ireland who sponsored the competition.

As a result of being announced the winning college for a second year in a row, TUS Athlone received a prize of €500. Chenlu Lin and Alexandra Kuran, who are both currently in the second year of a BA (Hons ) in Accounting with Finance at the Technological University of the Shannon, Midlands Midwest received €1,000 and €600 prizes respectively.

Participants in the competition included first to final year accounting and business students as well as master’s and postgrad students from 21 colleges across Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Each week a range of theory-based accounting questions were released to participants on the Quitch app. Participants scored points for correctly answers and how quick they answered the questions. Participants could monitor their progress under their avatar name and see their score on a leader board along with the other participants.

“We are delighted to see our accounting students winning the top two prizes in the National Accounting Competition 2023. This is the second year in a row that one of our accounting students has won the competition, which is a great testament to the quality of the BA in Accounting programme at TUS Athlone. These awards are recognition of the hard work and dedication of the students and staff within the Department of Accounting and Business Computing,” Brendan McLarney, Lecturer in Accounting at Technological University of the Shannon Midlands Midwest said.

“I would like to congratulate Chenlu, the other winners and everyone who has participated in this year’s competition. We were delighted to partner with CPA Ireland again and provide students with a platform where they could use game-based techniques to answer theory-based accounting questions. There were brilliant results in the competition, and we would like to congratulate everyone who took part,” Grainne Oats, CEO of Quitch, added.

“CPA Ireland were delighted to sponsor the National Accounting Competition for its second year running. At CPA Ireland, we are always looking to the future and new ways of learning, and were excited to bring Quitch gamified learning platform to the students of Ireland while adding the fun and competitiveness of the competition,” Adam O’Reilly, Business Development Officer at CPA Ireland, concluded.

 

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