GMIT lecturer's published work features in final Accounting exam
Fearghal McHugh's work becoming synonymous with best practice in accounting
Date Article Written:
Friday, November 6, 2015
The work of Fearghal McHugh, a lecturer in the School of Business in GMIT, is becoming synonymous with best practice in accounting, following reference to his published articles on the subject in this year’s final year ACCA professional accounting exam paper.
Fearghal, from Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon, lectures in Business Analysis, Strategy and Governance in the GMIT Department of Accounting & IT Systems. He is considered by his peers as one of Ireland’s leading experts in his field of study.
In the ACCA P3 Business Analysis exam paper, the final exam at professional accounting level, one of the exam questions was based on a series of articles that Fearghal McHugh had written. The model solution discusses the scenario from the viewpoint of Johnson and Scholes and Fearghal’s articles. On average 24,000 students take the P3 exam in the June sitting.
Richie Hoare, colleague and fellow senior lecturer in the GMIT Department of Accounting & IT Systems, says “This is a great honour for both Fearghal personally and GMIT as it is the first time that a question on the final strategy exam had been based on work by an Irish academic.”
“Fearghal has over 15 years’ experience teaching at final level professional accounting exams and is acknowledged as one of Irelands leading experts in the area of strategy and governance.”
Fearghal McHugh’s published articles are as follows:
McHugh, F. J., (2014), The learning Organisation, ACCA P3 Technical Articles.
McHugh, F. J., ( 2011), Knowledge Management, ACCA P3 Technical Articles.
Speaking about his achievements, Fearghal McHugh says: “I had been requested to write an article for ACCA which was significant at the time but I never expected it to lead to being included in this way. I was not aware of this until after the exam was sat by students. I am delighted that I was given the opportunity to contribute to ACCA and their professional qualifications in this way. It is a significant and pleasurable career moment for me on a personal and professional level.”
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GMIT’s Fearghal McHugh, who lectures in Business Analysis, Strategy and Goverance in the GMIT Department of Accounting & IT Systems