Four Institute students come out on top with professional bodiesâ€¦
Three business students from the Institute of Technology, Sligo received recognition from one of Ireland’s leading accountancy bodies, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CPA). The Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) students received the special Merit Award from the CPA for research conducted as part of their final year studies. The CPA represents over 5,000 accountants and students throughout Ireland.
Certified Public Accounts Awards
Denise Murray from Newport, Co Mayo and Lorna Goulden from Ballinacarrow, Co Sligo were awarded for their research on ‘Performance Appraisal with a particular emphasis on the Balanced Scorecard’ which concluded that measuring performance is critical to performance management and improving productivity. Their presentation was very effective in combining text book theory with a practical illustration of how a balanced scorecard is actually used at Lorna’s workplace.
Maria Duffy from Gurteen, Co Sligo was awarded for her presentation on ‘Variance Analysis’. She was part of a group who investigated the hypothesis that ‘variances are redundant in the modern business environment’. Her enthusiastic presentation explored the many changes in the modern business environment that impact on current management accounting practices.
Ciara Murphy, Marketing Executive with the CPA said, ‘The calibre of these projects shows that Denise, Lorna and Maria are readily equipped to face the challenges they will meet as graduates in the current economic climate. On behalf of the CPA Institute I would like to congratulate them on this great achievement.”
Caroline McNulty, Lecturer in Management Accounting, commented at the prize-giving, ‘Independent learning is greatly encouraged throughout the BBS degree in Sligo IT and it is fantastic to see such a high standard among our business students. We are delighted to work with the CPA in identifying the recipients of this year’s awards and look forward to their continued support on the launch of our new BA in Accounting which will commence this September.” Students were given a topic related to management accounting to research and deliver a one hour presentation of their findings.
CPA presenting IT Sligo Accounting students presented with the CPA Merit Award for Research. L-R: Lorna Goulden, Ciara Murphy Marketing Executive with the CPA, Denise Murray and Maria Duffy.
Management Accountant Awards
The CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) recently awarded a medal to IT Sligo graduate Nomazwe Timile, currently working for Price Waterhouse Cooper. Nomazwe obtained the highest marks in her class in Management Accounting.
Ciara Murphy, CPA said at the awards ‘ We are pleased to sponsor in class activity and hope to continue this association with the new three year BA (Hons) in Accounting (SG146) commencing September 2009.’
Students were given a topic related to management accounting to research and deliver a one hour presentation of their findings.
IT, Sligo is pleased to have CPA sponsor in class activity and hope to continue this association with the new three year BA (Hons) in Accounting (SG146) commencing September 2009.
Nomazwe wit lecturer Caroline McNulty at her recent conferring.
For further information contact:
Ms. Caroline McNulty
Institute of Technology, Sligo.
Direct: +353(0)71 9155227
Fax: + 353 (0)71 91 60475