Accountancy graduate awarded CPA educational bursary

Monday, August 26, 2013 Press Office
Press Release

GMIT Business graduate Clodagh Dunne from Balla, Co Mayo, has been awarded a €5,000 educational bursary by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA). Clodagh recently completed a Bachelor of Business degree in Accounting in GMIT Castlebar and is currently working for IFAC Nationwide Accountants.

The GMIT Business graduate beat off stiff competition to win the overall prize, with the judges praising her “solid background in accounting and her focus and attention to detail” as key reasons for her success.

GMIT Castlebar offers two accountancy degree programmes; the Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Financial Management and the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting. Excellent opportunities are available to accountancy students and graduates, with GMIT having a number of exemptions agreed with professional organisations such as the ICAI, CPA and ACCA.

Michael Gill, Head of the Department of Business, GMIT Castlebar, says the campus is delighted to see Clodagh win such a substantial educational bursary from CPA. “We wish Clodagh every success in the future. It is wonderful to see graduates of GMIT compete and win awards at national level while advancing their careers.”

A CPA qualification offers students unique flexibility to study at their own pace and allows students choose how and when they move through the qualification. CPA students range from school leavers to college graduates, to accounting technicians, to mature students seeking alternative career paths.

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland represents over 5,000 members and students. ‘CPA' is the most commonly used designation for professional accountants worldwide and CPAs are qualified to work in Ireland and around the world in public practice, industry, the public sector, financial services and in public and private companies. To find out more visit

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