Ronnie Patton President of ACCA Ireland (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) congratulates Janine Frances Morgan for achieving 2nd place in Ireland and 14th place worldwide in the P7 INT - Advanced Audit and Assurance professional examinations.
Ronnie Patton, President of ACCA Ireland (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) congratulates Sarah Scott for achieving second place in Ireland and 8th place worldwide in the P6 Advanced Taxation ACCA professional examinations
JANINE Frances Morgan from Lisburn and Sarah Scott from Moira are amongst some of the best young accountancy professionals anywhere in the world and the local economy must hold onto them, according to Ronnie Patton, President of ACCA Ireland (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants).
Speaking about ACCAs global professional accountancy exam results for 2011, Mr Patton confirmed that seven NI students were placed within the global top 20. This included Janine who achieved second place in Ireland and 14th place worldwide in the P7 INT — Advanced Audit and Assurance paper out of 13,506 people who sat the exam globally. Sarah also achieved second place in Ireland and 8th place worldwide in the P6 Advanced Taxation (UK variant) .paper out of 3,576 students.
Mr Patton said: "The outstanding performance of our young accountants is particularly encouraging for the profession and it is comforting to know we have this caliber of students progressing through the accountancy and wider financial sectors, especially given the current economic climate.
"Student membership of ACCA globally is rising, with an increase in membership of 20% this year, reflecting the strength and popularity of profession both locally and internationally.
I would like to thank all those local businesses that are continuing to provide accountancy students with the appropriate skills and training as they gain their professional qualifications. These talented students like Sarah and Janine have a pivotal role to play in reshaping our economy and I would urge the sector to continue to support their ongoing development."