Institute Open Day showcases Chartered Accountancy to 80 students in Cork

Apr 25, 2018

Following the success of the 2018 Dublin Schools Open Day held in March, Chartered Accountants Ireland was delighted to showcase Chartered Accountancy to over 80 secondary school students in Cork IT on Tuesday.

The event was aimed at Transition Year, 5th and 6th year students from all disciplines with an interest in business, accountancy and finance and welcomed schools from Cork and Waterford.

Problem solvers

John Munnelly, FAE Paper Development Executive at the Institute, lead an interactive case study which had students organise a promotional gig for the ‘Distressed Assets’ inviting 200 music industry journalists/PR agents while staying within a budget of €25,000. Students had a number of decisions to make on the best way to spend the money, without going over budget.

Brian Feighan, Educator and Entrepreneur, Pro-Tutor, then continued the case study and had students analyse the feasibility of an international tour for the band. Students had to evaluate three proposals from several live music promoters, and choose the best option.

Beyond number crunching

Speakers at the event highlighted the diversity and opportunities that came with their chosen career. Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant allows you to work in any sector or industry, travel internationally, be recognised and become part of a 26,500-strong network.

The focus was on how Chartered Accountants can advance with strong recognition and how qualified members were in high demand with healthy salary prospects.

Anastasia Myachina, Client Relationship Executive at Chartered Accountants Ireland, took students through the various routes to entry, reasons to choose Chartered Accountancy and her own career to date as a Chartered Accountant.

Photos from the event are available on our Flickr account.

Get involved

We also coordinate school visits around the island and members kindly volunteer to get involved locally. Students really value the opportunity to hear about members’ diverse career paths first hand. The Institute is hugely appreciative of the volunteers who visit schools.

As a Chartered Accountant you will know that it can be a fast-moving, secure and rewarding career. Help us communicate this to the next generation. If you are interested in getting involved please contact us by email.

We have useful resources and further information available online.