The annual Maynooth University Accountancy Showcase took place on Tuesday October 3rd 2017 in the Iontas Building, Maynooth University. All the leading professional accounting firms including PWC, E&Y,KPMG,Deloitte, Grant Thornton, Mazars, BDO, RBK, Crowe Horwath, IFAC and Smith & Williamson attended as well as Hedgeserv, Kerry, The Office of the Auditor & Comptroller General, Revenue, Central Bank and IFS Statestreet.
As usual, the accounting academic prizes were presented by representatives of the awarding firms in a ceremony at the event. There are now 13 prizes presented each year to acccounting students :
In first year, the KPMG 1st year Accounting & Finance prize was presented to Megan Diamond.
The Leinster Society, Chartered Accountants Ireland, 1st year Law & Accounting prize was presented to Nela Czarnecka .The RBK 1st year Accounting through ARTS prize was presented to Paraic Coughlan while the BDO 1st year Business & Accounting prize was presented to Dovydas Sperlingas.
In 2nd year there were also four prizes awarded: The CIMA prize for top management accounting student was presented to Anna McPeake, Cara Neary was awarded the EY prize for top accounting student on the BA A&F, the Grant Thornton Prize for taxation and the Mazars prize for financial accounting.
There were two prizes in 3rd year. Calum Coffey won both the PWC prize for the top accounting student on the BA A&F and the Leinster Society, Chartered Accountant's prize for Ethics.
In addition a number of prizes were presented at postgraduate level:
Seán Brady was presented with both the KPMG prize for 1st place on the MA in Accounting and the IFS prize for best thesis on the MA in Accounting while Lorna McLoughlin won the Deloitte prize for the top student on the Higher Diploma in Professional Accounting.
A huge well done to all the students recognised on the day.
Photos from the day are available here