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DkIT host annual ACCA accounting lecture for students and members

23 November 2018

The DkIT School of Business & Humanities was delighted to host ACCA Ireland at our Dundalk campus for this year’s Annual Accounting lecture, Thursday 22nd November, with DkIT lecturers and students enjoying the opportunity to network with current ACCA members and their student peers, as well as benefit from the opportunity of listening to the speakers on the night.

Speaking on the night, Shane Hill, Head of Department of Management and Financial Studies at DkIT, commented:

The Annual Accounting Lecture at DkIT has become an established tradition within the School of Business and Humanities. It presents us, attending students and the accounting profession in the region, with an excellent opportunity to meet and discuss key topics pertaining to Accounting and Business. ACCA’s involvement in 2018 is most welcome and we look forward building on this next year.”

Joining DkIT and ACCA on the night was guest speaker Jim Power, one of Ireland’s leading and best-known economic analysts. Jim is a graduate of University College, Dublin with a BA in Economics & Politics, and a Master of Economic Science Degree. During a career within the financial services industry, he has worked as Treasury Economist at AIB Group and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury and Friends First Group. He currently teaches Business Economics on the Full Time MSc Management and the Full Time MBA programme at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, University College Dublin.

Jim presented to an enraptured audience in the Whitaker theatre on ‘The Brexit Challenge – Current scenarios and future possibilities’, with emphasis on global economic and financial developments, the current state of play for Brexit and in particular, how this impacts the economy in Ireland.

Joining Jim on the panel was ACCA Ireland’s Technical Advisory Director, Aidan Clifford. Discussing the importance of the evening to ACCA, Aidan commented:

ACCA is delighted to work with DkIT in organising this evening’s accounting lecture. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet with existing and future ACCA members from DkIT and we look forward to talking to them during the event about their future careers within the industry. ACCA events such as tonight’s lecture provide DkIT students with the opportunity to network with current ACCA members and their peers, as well as provide the opportunity to explore the industry recognised qualifications available through ACCA. Our close relationship with DkIT is truly valued by us and we look forward to continuing and developing this in the years to come.”

The evening culminated in a networking reception, giving DkIT Business and Accounting students the opportunity to network with ACCA members and the panel of speakers.

At DkIT we are consistent in our efforts to build relationships with external groups that will provide opportunities for our students to develop and gain valuable experience that will impact their future careers. We are delighted that the event was such a success and look forward to future events across our academic year.

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