Mairead Murray

Company: Edwin Foley & Co Chartered Accountants
Role: Trainee Chartered Accountant

Year you completed accounting technician year 2 exams.

2015

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

Edwin Foley & Co Chartered Accountants: Trainee Chartered Accountant
Oakpark Drive, Letterkenny, Co Donegal.
www.edwinfoley.ie

Work experience/educational history prior to accounting technician course.

I worked mainly in the hospitality sector for years before turning my hand to a position in payroll and computerised accounts

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

The Integrated Accounting Systems module in year 2 has helped massively in the everyday use of Sage accounts, payroll and spreadsheets.

In addition to this, the knowledge gained from both the Taxation and Financial Accounting modules are critical in my role and assist in the completion of form 11 returns and the preparation and presentation of financial statements.

I am also in a position to assist employers with advice on employment costs and certain aspects of employment law and employee rights.

Summary description of your experience of accounting technician course.

Having signed up for what I initially thought was a simple bookkeeping course, I quickly realised that this was not the “simple little Fás course” that I thought it was. I was pleasantly surprised however, to discover that the course content was extremely interesting and challenging in a really good way.

I loved my two years on the Accounting Technician course and would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering a career in accounts. The qualification itself is a fantastic qualification and highly sought after by employers.

It is also a good stepping stone for those who wish to proceed further with their accounting studies.

Mairead came 11th nationally in year 2 accounting technician exams.

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