Two Galway students rank among best in the world in accountancy exams

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Accountancy School student, Libby Howard, from Galway City, has reason to celebrate after finishing first in Ireland in her ACCA exam. Pictured with her at a recent ceremony in Dublin, where her achievement was recognised, is Chair of ACCA Ireland Committee, Louise Johnson (left).

Two Galway students have ranked amongst the best in Ireland and the world in their accountancy exams.

Daniel Thistlethwaite from Gort achieved 1st in Ireland and 2nd place in the world in his Financial Management exam whilst Galway City’s Libby Howard from Bohermore finished first in Ireland and 8th in the world in her Financial Reporting exam.

Both are Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) students at Dublin-based online and blended learning college, Accountancy School.

Viewing their results in context, of the worldwide number of 500,000 ACCA students, approximately 8,000 of whom study in Ireland, Daniel and Libby were two of 30 Accountancy School students to finish first in Ireland.

All were recognised for their achievements at a ceremony in Dublin recently.

Congratulating both on their results, Accountancy School managing director, Dave O’Donoghue said: “ACCA is a globally recognised accountancy qualification, and the key to a hugely rewarding career in accountancy and financial management, here in Ireland and internationally.”