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Monday, 13th March 2023

Drogheda accountancy student Katie one of top four in the world

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Katie Howard (left) with fellow students Reece Carvin, Lorna Forde and Fearghus Mahon who placed 1st in the ACCA exams across the globe.

Drogheda woman Katie Howard is one of four accountancy students at to have won top placements in the world at an event in Dublin last week., one of Ireland’s leading providers of ACCA (Association of Certified Chartered Accountants) courses, has marked the outstanding achievement of Irish and international students who have completed their studies at the school. 

Some 54 students achieved a top 1st placement in Ireland and four, including Katie, have achieved a similar first placement globally.  To put those achievements in context, there were 88,564 students who sat the March ACCA exams across the globe and there are some 542,000 ACCA students in the World.

Dave O’Donoghue, Managing Director of, said: “We are delighted to again be celebrating a number of best in Ireland and best in the world results this year.  Our students consistently achieve the highest marks both locally and internationally.

“For all of our students, we give them the keys to a hugely rewarding career in accountancy and financial management.  Currently, there is an acute shortage of accountants not just in Ireland but globally and ACCA trainees, affiliates and members are in high demand throughout the world.

“The ACCA qualification offers an open door into the accountancy profession and is proud of the part we play in helping young people to achieve their dreams”. is based on Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin and is a Platinum Approved Learning Partner of the ACCA, the globally recognised accountancy qualification.  It is a badge of quality and professionalism that ensures the ACCA tuition provider is of the highest standard.  

It is one of only four Platinum Approved Learning Partners of the ACCA in Ireland with the School achieving consistently high pass rates of up to 96 percent. The School offers a flexible approach to students studying for ACCA exams where they can choose either to study fully online or take a blended learning approach. 

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