GMIT open evening on how to start a career in Accounting (3 March)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Press Office
Press Release

An information evening on how to start a career in accounting will take place in GMIT’s main Galway campus on Tuesday, 3 March, from 7pm to 8pm. Information will be available on all GMIT accountancy options including technician, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes.

Lecturing staff and students will be available to discuss all of the programmes as well as information on the professional accounting bodies and the different pathways to a career in accounting.

The Expert  Group on Future Skills Needs noted in their 2013 report that there was a shortage of accountants and auditors with skills in tax, compliance, solvency, and financial management. 

Carmel Brennan, Head of Accounting & Information Systems, GMIT, says “Interest in studying accounting is still strong and the jobs market for accountancy graduates remains buoyant”. 

“This is reflected in the recruitment of our students who recently graduated. Most of them are now working as trainee accountants and 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 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 Accounting 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 Ms Brennan.

“We offer a range of programmes suitable for those who have studied accounting previously and those that aspire to do so.  This 3rd 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, please contact Carmel Brennan, Head of Accounting & Information Systems, GMIT Tel:  091 742266,