Accounting Graduates achieve top spots in ACA exams

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Graduates from the School of Business at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) are again punching well above their weight in the Final Admitting Examinations (FAE) of the Chartered Accountants of Ireland (ACA) with two former students placing in the top ten.

Of the 1,100 people who sat the 2012 exams, Catherine Banville, from New Ross, Co. Wexford, placed 5th with Michael Tubritt from New Ross, Co. Wexford, placing 10th overall. Catherine, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies from the Institute in 2010 and who currently works for PwC, one of the big four accountancy firms, was also placed 7th in the CAP2 examinations in 2011. Michael, who studied on the Master of Accounting and completed his BA (honours) in Accounting in 2009, is now working at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks.

Dr. Thomas O’Toole, Head of the School of Business at WIT is delighted with this most recent success, commenting, “The Institute would like to send our congratulations to two of our fine graduates. Achieving these results in the FAE’s puts Catherine and Michael in the top 1 per cent of their accounting peers.

Of course, the Institute’s graduates are no strangers to success in ACA examinations, achieving many top ten’s in both the FAE’s and CAP2 examinations in recent year. This achievement is even more impressive when you consider that fewer than 3% (about 30 individuals) of those who sit the FAE each year are WIT graduates.”

WIT graduate top ten places in recent years:

  • 2009 CAP2: 1st place, Noreen O Sullivan, Bachelor of Business Studies - Lecturer at Griffith College

  • 2010 CAP2: 1st place Tracey Larkin, Bachelor of Business Studies – PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

  • 2010 FAE: 5th place, Damian Bourke Master of Accounting – PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

  • 2010 FAE: 6th place, Noreen O Sullivan, Bachelor of Business Studies - Lecturer at Griffith College

  • 2011 CAP2: 7th place, Catherine Banville, Bachelor of Business Studies – PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

  • 2011 FAE: 6th place, Tracey Larkin, BBS – PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

  • 2011 FAE: 9th place, Grainne Callanan, BA (honours) in Accounting – PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

  • 2012 FAE: 5th place, Catherine Banville, Bachelor of Business Studies - PwC

  • 2012 FAE: 10th place, Michael Tubritt, Master of Accounting - RSM Farrell Grant Sparks


Anyone interested in studying accountancy at WIT can find out about the BA (Hons) in Accounting should visit www.wit.ie/wd084. Information on the School of Business is available at www.wit.ie/business.

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