Eamonn Kelly

Company: Sonas Financial Solutions
Role: Trainee Chartered Accountant

Year you completed accounting technician year 2 exams.

Summer 2015

Name of current employer and your position in the company. (June 2017)

Sonas Financial Solutions: Trainee Chartered Accountant
2 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.

Work experience/educational history prior to accounting technician course.

Did not complete the general business studies course at LYIT. Worked on family farm.

Examples of skills provided by accounting technician course that has helped you in your current role.

The accounting technician qualification got me straight into year two of the three year LYIT level eight honours degree in accounting. It also exempted me from some year two subjects.

I have just completed the degree in accounting at LYIT and commenced work in Sonas Financial solutions.

I plan to do the Masters in Accounting at LYIT on a part time basis over two years. When I complete the masters this will exempt me from all chartered accountant Ireland exams except for the FAE exams.

Summary description of your experience of accounting technician course.

Small classes and long continuous contact hours gave me the focus that I needed. Achieving good grades gave me confidence to succeed later at LYIT.

Got my career kick started again!

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