Events

Careers in Accounting Open Evening - GMIT Galway campus

Date: 

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

CAREERS IN ACCOUNTING OPEN EVENING TAKING PLACE ON THURSDAY, 21st MARCH, 2019 AT GMIT GALWAY CAMPUS

Interested in a career in accounting, finance or taxation?

An information evening on accountancy programmes offered by GMIT will take place in the GMIT Galway (Dublin Road) campus on Thursday, 21st March, 2019, from 6.30pm to 8:30pm.

It will include information on the following courses available at GMIT:

  • 2 Year Accounting Technician programme (part-time)
  • 3 Year Accounting Undergraduate programme (full-time)
  • 3/4 Year Economics and Finance Undergraduate programme (full-time)
  • 1 Year Accounting Postgraduate conversion programme (full-time/part-time)

This year marks the 13th anniversary of the commencement of the Level 8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Accountancy programme which has seen over 450 students graduate from the course since 2008.

The public event will be attended by lecturing staff and accountancy students who will answer questions about the various pathways to a career in accounting, the variety of programmes on offer, and the professional accounting bodies.

A number of graduates from each programme, who are currently working in accounting roles/as trainee accountants will be on-hand to answer questions on the night.

All the major accounting bodies will also be in attendance:

  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • ACCA
  • CPA
  • CIMA
  • Accounting Technicians Ireland
  • Irish Tax Institute
  • IPA (part-time accounting degree)

Eamon Walsh, Head of Accounting & Information Systems, GMIT, says “Interest in studying accounting is strong and the jobs market for accountancy graduates remains buoyant in areas such as tax, compliance, insolvency and financial management. Many accounting firms are now leaving job opportunities open year round, whereas in the past they had a window of a couple of months for recruitment.”

“Most of our recent graduates are now working as trainee accountants and/or studying for their professional exams. Every company employs or uses the services of an accountant so there are always job opportunities in accounting.”

“There are also options for graduates of non-business disciplines. The Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting is an excellent conversion course and remains a popular option for those who are finding it difficult to get employment and wish to change direction or enhance their existing qualifications. Graduates of this postgrad diploma will gain numerous exemptions from Chartered Accountants Ireland and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).”

“GMIT has developed a strong reputation for accounting education with undergraduate programmes being offered on both the Galway and Castlebar campuses, and technician, conversion and professional programmes also offered in Galway,” says Mr Walsh.

“We offer opportunities to those who have studied accounting previously and those who aspire to. The 21st March Open Evening provides an opportunity for prospective students, parents and teachers to visit the college and find out more about accounting as a career and the programmes GMIT offers.”

For further information on this open evening, please contact:

Eamon Walsh
Head of Accounting & Information Systems
GMIT

Tel: 091 742559
Email: Eamon Walsh

GMIT Careers in Accounting Open Evening 2019