Blueball accounting student tops

AN accounting technician student at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) was the top student in Ireland in the recent Accounting Technicians of Ireland (ATI) national examinations. Approximately 1,700 students sat these professional examinations.

AN accounting technician student at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) was the top student in Ireland in the recent Accounting Technicians of Ireland (ATI) national examinations. Approximately 1,700 students sat these professional examinations.

Maureen Kinnarney, from Blueball, Tullamore, is a second year student on the ATI programme and achieved the highest mark in Taxation 1 (95%) and Financial Accounting (99%).

“I could not believe the results when I got them, to come first in Ireland was a huge surprise. I would wish to pay tribute to the student-centred approach of the AIT lecturing staff who contributed significantly to enable me to achieve these grades,” said Maureen.

“Being the best student in national examinations such as the Accounting Technicians of Ireland is an achievement that Maureen and her family should be justifiably proud and reflects positively on the academic staff of the AIT Business School delivering this programme,” said Eoin Langan Head of the AIT Business School.

The ATI Technician Course prepares students for the examinations of Accounting Technicians Ireland. Students learn how to prepare financial statements and financial reports, as well as other management information. They also cover how to compute tax liabilities for companies and individuals, set-up and manage systems for budgets, stock control, cost accounting, cash reconciliation, etc. They also learn how to establish and manage credit control procedures and to use computers effectively in a business environment.

Upon completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply to join the BA (Honours) in Accounting, also offered by AIT.