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Mr. Ger Long BA (Hons) BFS, MBA, AITI, FCA

Title:

Head of Department of Accounting & Economics

School/ Department:

Business - Accountancy And Economics

Telephone:

+353 0 51302026

Room Name/ Num:

D24 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

Gerard is currently Head of Department of Accounting and Economics at the Waterford Institute of Technology, where he has worked for almost 30 years. He is responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the department including staffing, timetabling, academic standards and examinations. Over the years, Gerard has lectured on a range of programmes from Certificate to Master’s degree level and on professional accounting courses. Gerard has also been an examiner and marker for various major professional accounting bodies and has been an external examiner in many Universities and Colleges in Ireland and the UK.

Prior to his post at the Institute, Gerard began his career as a Trainee Accountant before joining Deloitte & Touche as an Audit Senior where he was responsible for the completion of fieldwork for a range of clients.

The department has about 35 full-time staff and about 450 students. The courses in this department include the

BA (Honours) in Accounting

BA (Honours) in Finance & Investment

Bachelor of Business (Level 7)

Higher Certificate in Business

The departmental staff include those with specialisms in Accounting, Economics, Information Technology, and Business Mathematics.


Teaching Experience

  • Auditing, Financial Reporting, Financial Management, and Taxation at undergraduate and postgraduate and professional levels in WIT

  • E-Tutor for Association of International Accountants (2012-present)


Professional Experience

  • South Western Services: Manager: 2.5 Years

  • Deloitte & Touche; Audit Senior; 1.5

  • Dublin Business School; Academic Director; Malaysia; 2 Years

Other

Quality Qualifications Ireland Panel Membership:

Griffith College, Business Post-Graduate Programmatic Review, 2013
Dorset College, BBS Level 7 Evaluation Panel, 2012 and Bachelor of Business (Hons) International Business Panel, 2014
IPASS Programmatic Review, 2013

External Examiner Roles:

University of Ulster Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting (2009-2012)
Liverpool John Moores University accredited courses in Dublin Business School (2008-2011)
University of Hertfordshire, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics  Module and Course External Examiner (2012- 2016)
Athlone Institute of Technology, Dissertation on MB in Accounting (2012-2014)
Dublin Institutes of Technology, Bachelor of Business (Honours) (2010-2013)
Institute of Technology, Tralee (2010-2014)

Institute of Technology, Sligo (2014-)
Various assignments in previous years such as CIT, LIT & DIADT.

Other non-lecturing roles

Previously course leader for BA (Honours) in Business and Financial Studies and subsequently MBS in Internationalisation.

Chair of Council of Heads of Academic Departments in WIT (2004 to present)

Secretary of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association (IAFA) 2011-2012

Professional Body Examining & Related Experience

Date

Professional body

Examination

Level

Role

2000-2005

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Management Accounting & Business Finance

Professional III (i.e. penultimate level)

Assistant Examiner (i.e. marker)

2006-2008

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Management Accounting & Business Finance

Professional III (i.e. penultimate level)

Joint Examiner (Business Finance Section).

2009

Chartered Accountants Ireland

Strategic Management Accounting

CAP II (i.e. penultimate level)

Examiner

2008

Certified Public Accountants- Ireland

Auditing

Professional One (i.e. penultimate level)

Examiner

2008-present

Certified Public Accountants- Ireland

Auditing and Assurance Services

Professional Two (Finals)

Examiner