Lecturers at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) took home a top award at the Irish Accountancy Awards 2022 in Dublin on Friday, winning in the ‘Excellence in Education and Training’ category.
TUS was nominated for its Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Accounting, which is a three-year honours degree with an optional work placement year.
The programme is accredited by all four of Ireland’s main professional accountancy bodies – ACCA, ACA, CPA, CIMA – and offers near maximum exemptions upon successful completion.
Students of the BA (Hons) in Accounting also have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation in cloud accounting software through SAGE, a leader in accounting, financial, HR and payroll technology in Ireland with whom TUS has a partnership.
The comprehensive and interactive SAGE training, facilitated by TUS lecturers, uses real-life scenarios and data that allows for richer decision-making, insightful learning and a deeper understanding of the critical role accountants plays for small and mid-sized businesses.
Welcoming the award, Dr Trevor Prendergast, head of the Department of Accounting and Business Computing at TUS, said, “We are delighted to receive this accolade which is recognition of the professionalism, dedication and hard work of the BA (Hons) in Accounting lecturing team and recognises that the programme is now judged as being among the best in the country. We believe that graduates of the programme, already highly regarded by industry, will now be even more in demand after their studies at TUS in Athlone.”