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Lecturers

Terry Lawless
Lecturer - ACCA SBL | AA | AAA

Terry Lawless is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has extensive Financial Services experience; having worked for leading Irish financial institutions for many years.

It is this knowledge of how to pass and give the examiner exactly what they are looking for that Terry structures his lectures around. His lectures are focused on exam technique, incorporating the crucial areas of syllabus knowledge, question practice and time management, giving students all the tools they require to achieve exam success.

Experience & Qualifications

Terry has considerable lecturing experience having delivered various papers in both professional and undergraduate qualifications with a number of Approved Learning Partners.

Having completed all of his ACCA exams between 2007 and 2009, he achieved remarkable results himself, receiving worldwide placings in several ACCA papers.

 

'I enrolled for Terry's P1 class in December 2017 and what I received was world class tuition & support from a brilliant lecturer.

Right from the word go the end goal was always on exam day and this was obvious with the materials supplied and the exam focussed homework set on a weekly basis.

One of the thinks I liked about Terry is the constructive feedback received from him which was always designed to get you back on track. I definitely feel in terms of exam structure & approach that these key skills were developed & enhanced following attending Terry's classes.

I would strongly recommend to any ACCA student to consider Terry as a lecturer. The exam pass rates achieved are testament to the dedication and commitment shown by Terry towards his students.'  - Barry McPadden

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Gerry Fahy
Lecturer - ACCA SBR | FR | FA | DipIFRS

Gerry Fahy, has lectured on the ACA, ACCA, CPA and CIMA syllabi over the last 20 years with a number of Approved Learning Partners and was previously shortlisted as CIMA Global lecturer of the Year.

His focus is on the syllabus understanding, application and confidence building of the student so as to enable them to perform on the day of the exam to the best of their ability and achieve exam success. His track record is tried and tested.

 

''Gerry is excellent, helpful, and encouraging F7 Lecturer who REALLY cares about his students.He is very clear, concise, and easy to understand. He explained the material thoroughly and effectively. Clearly puts great effort into his teaching and really wants each student to do well.He is willing to explain a concept numerous times until students are able to grasp it or until he feels that everyone in the class has an accurate understanding of the discussed concept.He explained the topics really well by laying out ideas, consistently gave relevant and live examples, while still being interesting enough to pay attention to the whole class. I didn't even fall asleep once.

Excellent notes provided by Gerry which are much better than books.

I would highly recommend Gerry at PAT for F7 to achieve your exam success.'' - Gaurav Gupta

 

 

 

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Sarah - Jane O'Keeffe
Lecturer - ACCA LW
Sarah-Jane has extensive experience in both law and accounting. 
 
Sarah-Jane began her career as an Intellectual Property attorney specialising in trade mark law. She is now working as a Corporate Recovery Manager in one of the world’s top ten accountancy practices advising clients on restructuring, examinerships and liquidations. 
 
Recently shortlisted as Irish Accountant of the Year Sarah-Jane brings real life examples into the classroom as she deals and manages with various types of companies on a day to day basis.
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Marta Majnusz
Lecturer - ACCA FA
Marta has recently been enrolled as a member having initially commenced her studies with ACCA Certified Accounting Technicians. 
 
During her study progression she successfully gained a third place achievement in Ireland in taxation (F 6), second in financial management (F 9) and a first place in P 2 (now SBR). 
 
Marta's primary objective was to ensure a fundamental understanding of the ACCA curriculum in all its facets.  Working in a vibrant practice, she currently applies those principles and experience in a client advisory role. 
 
Her classes will be very exam focused based on her own unique learning and successful experience with the aim of getting her students to understand the syllabus through simple real life examples in order to prepare them to successfully pass financial accounting FA (F 3).
Breda McDonagh
Lecturer - ACCA AB

Breda has nearly 15 years’ experience working in the finance department of one of Ireland’s top 10 accountancy practices.

Breda’s lectures will be exam focused to ensure all students are fully prepared for their F1 exam so they will have the best start on their ACCA journey.

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Anne Cooper
Lecturer - ACCA MA

Anne has extensive industry experience covering over 20 years in both financial and management accounting roles for large multi-national organization’s as well as a substantial background lecturing both ACCA and CIMA.

Anne takes lectures back to basic principles to ensure students build their understanding to enhance their exciting journey through their professional studies.

Anne also relates real-life business examples to each lecture, to make the experience as interactive and informative as possible.

Most importantly is Anne’s exam focused approach through results driven lectures.  Ultimately if students follow Anne’s guidelines and answer structures, then she guarantees students to pass F2.

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Justina Corcoran
Lecturer - ACCA PM

Justina has over 20 years’ professional experience in the public service across a broad and varied number of Departments. Justina is currently the Head of Internal Audit in the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and other roles to date have incorporated a number of key management tasks including strategic planning, stakeholder management, project and contract management, corporate governance, performance management, public procurement, legislation, budget management, internal audit and business process improvement.

Justina has recently completed the ACCA exams whereby she achieved 1st  place in Ireland (2nd  worldwide) on the  P1 paper –  Governance Risk and Ethics and 1st Place in Ireland (8th Place Worldwide) on the P2 paper  – Advanced Corporate Reporting.

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