Prizewinning CPA Accountancy Students

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Image: Back row (L to R): Tom Colgan (Griffith College Dublin), Anthony O’Donoghue (Dundalk, Co Louth), Thomas McGrath (Mullingar, Westmeath), Ronan O'Mahony (Foulksmills, Co. Wexford)

Front row: Ann Donegan (Griffith College Dublin), Gary O’Rourke (Bray, Co Wicklow), Annika Larsson (Cork), Candace Kinsella (from Gorey, Wexford), Reidin N iAonghusa (Griffith College Dublin), 

Donal Brosnan: P2 Advanced Corporate Reporting

Gary O'Rourke: P2 Audit Practice & Assurance

Bríd Darcy: P2 Strategic Corporate Finance

Annika Larrson: P2 Advanced Taxation

Sarah Harmon: P1 Corporate Laws And Governance

Thomas McGrath: P1 Managerial Finance

Anthony O'Donoghue: P1 Corporate Reporting

Emer O'Donovan: F2 Financial Accounting

Ronan O'Mahony: F2 Management Accounting

Candace Kinsella: F2 Taxation, F2 Information Systems

These outstanding results are testament to the high quality of teaching and support offered by the College.

Over the years, Griffith College has produced many top award winning accountancy students, including, 8 first places worldwide, 183 first places in Ireland, and a total of 432 prizewinners to date.

Griffith College’s School of Professional Accountancy has seen some exceptional results for accountancy students at the College’s Dublin, Cork and Limerick campuses.

In the 2014 exams, Griffith College boasted 11 CPA Prize Winners who came 1st in Ireland in their respective CPA subjects at the recent Conferring Ceremony held in Dublin by CPA Ireland.


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Image: Paul Heaney (Director of Education & Training, CPA Ireland), Annika Larsson (Cork), Ann Donegan (Griffith College), Frank Murray (Deloitte). Annika was the prize-winner for the Professional 2 Advanced Taxation paper. 

Ann Donegan, Head of Griffith’s School of Professional Accountancy, said of the students’ achievements,

“It is fantastic to see our students performing so well. I would like to congratulate all the award recipients from Griffith College and wish them the best of luck in their future accounting careers. They will no doubt be a valuable asset to the industry.”

What Past Griffith Accountancy Students Say …

“The decision for me to study at Griffith College was an easy one and it was based upon the following reasons: -

  • CPA Gold Star approved
  • Strong recommendations from my colleagues and from past students.
  • The impressive track record of the College and the number of past CPA prize winners.
  • The location and facilities offered by the College including on-site parking.
  • The array of study options in particular on-line access to recorded lectures and notes.

Having chosen Griffith College I wasn’t disappointed. Throughout each level I found the lecturers to be 100% committed to my exam success.  I would strongly recommend that students take part in the revision courses and sit the mock exams provided by the lecturers as I found these to be invaluable.”

- Noel Delaney, 1st in Ireland CPA P2 ACR

"I am very happy that I decided to study for my CPA exams with Griffith College Dublin. I owe my recent exam success to the College and especially the lecturers. I find they prepare us well for the exams, and are always willing to help. The revision courses and materials provided are extremely beneficial, and being able to access the lectures online is a great help.  The College’s accountancy staff are also very pleasant to deal with. I would recommend Griffith College to anyone studying for their accounting exams."

- Jean Sadlier, 1st in Ireland CPA P1 CR & P1 Auditing

“I cannot recommend Griffith College highly enough as a CPA course provider. The quality of tuition received here reaches the highest standards, confirming the GoldStar ranking. The lecturers are extremely knowledgeable, the materials provided are always up to date and exams focused offering the optimum study environment. As a distance learning student I have found support in all the aspects of my studies. I can say that Griffith College should be the natural choice for any accountancy student.”

- Mihaela Balasca, 1st in Ireland CPA P2 SPM

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Image: Alison Gray (Byrne Curtin Kelly), Paul Heaney (Director of Education & Training, CPA Ireland), Gary O’Rourke (Bray, Co Wicklow), Ann Donegan (Griffith College Dublin). Gary was the prize-winner for the Professional 2 Audit Practice & Assurance Services paper. 

Do You Want To Study for CPA Qualifications?

Griffith College offers part-time and online tuition for the CPA exams at two different locations :

  • Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8
  • Griffith College Cork, Wellington Road, Cork City

Griffith College is a CPA Gold Star Educator and has been teaching award-winning CPA student at locations in Dublin and Cork for almost thirty years. No matter where you are in the country, a professional qualification in accountancy is on your doorstep. Griffith College offer students flexible study options, including part-time and online programmes. Entry is open to all whatever your educational background or experience level. The Griffith College route to your CPA qualification offers a high level of proficiency, freedom and flexibility during your study, training and throughout your career as a professional accountant. 

About CPA

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) is one of the main Irish Accountancy bodies with in excess of 5,000 members and students. The CPA designation is the most commonly used designation worldwide for professional accountants and the Institute’s qualification enjoys wide recognition in Ireland.

Next Enrolment Dates for CPA Courses in Dublin

Courses are still enrolling at the moment for the September 2014 to April 2015 term.

Griffith’s Next CPA Open Evening - Dublin

Come along to our next CPA open evening that will be at the main Dublin campus on South Circular Road on Wednesday 21st January 2015 between 5.30pm and 8.00pm.

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Contact The School of Professional Accountancy at Griffith College

If you would like to find out more about ACCA, CPA and Accounting Technician tuition and enrolling at Griffith College please contact:


Phone: (01) 415 0473 

e-mail: [email protected]


Phone: (021) 4507027

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Phone:  (061) 310031

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