Gerry Fahy - ACCA FR SBR DipIFR Lecturer | Professional Accountancy Training

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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.


 Lecturing Achievements 

  • 73% ACCA SBR pass rate vs 48% Global Average June 2019. 
  • Short listed as CIMA Global lecturer of the Year for 2010 and 2011
  • First place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 and 3rd in the world in June 2018
  • First place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 and 6th in the world in June 2017
  • First place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 and 7th in world in December 2016
  • First and third place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 – 8th in world – June 2016
  • First and second place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 - 6th in world June 2015
  • First and third place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 – 10th in world December 2013
  • First place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 and 5th in the world - June 2011
  • First place in Ireland in ACCA P 2 and 3rd in the world - June 2010
  • First place in Ireland in ACCA F 7 and 4th in the world - June 2014
  • First and second placing in the world - CIMA November 2013
  • First 5 placings in Ireland for CIMA e 3 (comparable to ACCA P 3) - May 2011
  • First placing in Ireland in CIMA Paper F 1 in Nov 2011,2012,2013,2014
  • First placing in CIMA Paper F 2 in May 2012 ,May 2013, May and November 2014
  • 8 out of top ten in Ireland for CIMA F 1 - November 2012
  • 7 out of top ten in Ireland for CIMA F 2 - May 2013
  • First placing in Ireland for CIMA Paper e 3 – May 2013, May & Nov 2014
  • First placing in Turkey ACCA Dip IFRS - June 2012 and December 2012
  • First placing in Israel ACCA Dip IFRS – June 2012
  • First place in Ireland in CIMA F1, F 2 and e 3 - November 2014


''I sat my SBR exams in June 2019 and unfortunately, I didn’t pass.

I then contacted Gerry and attended his September 2019 revision class. Initially and of course I was feeling down but Gerry motivated me with his constant encouragement quotes which I needed when I doubted myself.

To regain my confidence, I just needed to follow his learning style and his exam techniques.  Regardless of how busy he was he was always helpful and there for me.

I will be recommending PAT to my colleagues and friends who are sitting the ACCA SBR exam.''

Yetty Ilesanmi , ACCA SBR September 2019


'I just want to thank Gerry Fahy for willing to put your time and effort into us with his SBR.teaching. I just followed Gerry's method in order to pass my SBR exam in June 2019.
Guys , if you are willing to give your time to Gerry - he can get you those MAGIC MARKS!!!!
His method and encouragement will drive you to pass the exam. What an unbelievable journey it has been in Gerry's class  - which I will remember forever . 
I will always recommend PAT to ACCA students looking to complete their studies!''

Louis Lee - SBR June 2019, Malaysian International Student


5 exams passed in 2 sittings with PAT, and now completed ACCA. No result lower than 60%. Can’t speak highly enough of Gerry & Terry. Notes are first class & constant support throughout the course.

Follow the lads plan and you pass; simple.

Mark Lynskey - SBR and SBL June 2019 


''After struggling to pass P2 I was recommended by a friend to get tuition through PAT and passed first time studying with Gerry, I now wish I had gone to Gerry in the first place. He is an excellent lecturer who is extremely exam focused ensuring you hustle for every mark you can get. Once you follow his plan and his method you are on the road to success. The best part about studying with Gerry is the level of support he provides you really feel that he is really rooting for you and will do everything in his power to help you pass.

I would 100% recommend to anyone trying to pass the ACCA exams to go to Professional Accountancy Training for their tuition.''

Emma Carter - SBR June 2019 (Intel)


''What can I say about Gerry and PAT? Gerry is absolute professional and goes above and beyond what is required by a lecturer. 
I've completed both F7 and SBR with Gerry and he is there every step of the way with you motivating, pushing you and making you be the best you can be.
I'll miss his short stories in class as they always give me a smile and laugh but they somehow feed into topic of the day and I'm sure I picked up a few percent from them.

The little motivational snippets Gerry sends are great when times get hard and for me they helped keep my focus.
PAT are all about students passing first time. This is the priority and it's why I achieved over 60 in both exams with Gerry and why PAT smashes global averages every quarter.

I've 2 exams left and these are both with Terry and I'm very confident I'm in good hands to pass both first time.

For anyone serious about getting ACCA qualification I would highly recommend PAT.''

Graham Curran - SBR June 2019  (Citibank)


''I started studying ACCA many years ago and then had a long break as my professional career progressed. I never thought I would be back until a colleague recommended PAT to me. I tried tuition before and it didn’t work for me the way I expected so was a bit unsure. I decided to give ACCA another go and signed up to Audit and Assurance class with Terry. I passed on the first sitting and then followed with Strategic and Business Reporting class with Gerry which I passed on the first attempt. The guys are inspirational with bespoke materials and fantastic approach. They are also very committed to getting you passed with almost daily personal mails and updates. You are never left alone without knowing what the next steps are. Take a look at their pass rates and you will see that their approach is working extremely well! I can’t recommend them highly enough!''

Pawel Krezlewicz - SBR June 2019  (Irish Water)


'' I decided to study P2/SBR with Gerry for the December 2017 exam after he had been highly recommended by friends, however still with Gerry's encouragement and support I still felt overwhelmed by the contents of the course so I decided not to sit the exam in December after going to all the lectures. 

I then decided to retry the exam again in the June 2019 sitting with Gerry again as I felt encouraged by his lecturing style and support in 2017. However, during the lectures, I felt again very overwhelmed and scared that I might actually fail the exam.

I told Gerry about my fears and yet again he was very encouraging and told me not to let my fears get the best of me. I told him I was just going to go for the exam to have a feel for it but will probably have to resit it again, regardless I continued with the studies to the very end.

I watched and listened to Gerry's recordings after lectures and during the weekends and followed his working plans. I got the result today and got the shock of my life when I saw PASS, I couldn't help it  - but to keep smiling. 

I will always recommend PAT to any ACCA students looking to complete their studies!''

Juliana Llesanmi - SBR June 2019 (Statestreet)


''I decided to study P2/SBR With Gerry after he was recommended to me and I am delighted i chose to study at PAT with Gerry as he is an incredible lecture, not only at the teaching aspect but the support level also.

If you stick to the plan and trust the process from Gerry, you will not be disappointed so long as you put the work in also.And always hustle for the marks :)!!
The support he gives with his weekly motivational quotes is what got me through and knew it would be worth it as Gerry would say you need to believe in yourself.
I will 100% be recommending PAT to any potential ACCA students I know.''

Shauna Fox - SBR, March 2019. 


''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, December 2017


''For anyone deciding on what lecturer they should go to complete P2 I would strongly advise to go to Gerry Fathy from Professional Accountancy Training.

I have completed 12 out of the 14 exams from F1 to P3 and have attended lectures for all of them and would have to say Gerry stands out as the best because he has a plan how to pass P2 and if you stick to his plan no doubt you will pass.

In terms of course material, lectures and guidance, Gerry has his own notes, exam questions, so your totally focused which gives you peace of mind and by the time you were finished his lectures you will be that well drilled you’ll be ready for P2.

Additionally Gerry is very approachable during and after lectures for answering any questions and has time for anyone no matter what the question is.

Finally I was someone who was quiet apprehensive about P2,

But by sticking to Gerry’s plan, I was focused and passed first time''.

Hugh Smith, December 2017


''I studied SBR with Gerry and I'll never regret it: he is a great lecturer and thanks to his continuous support I have passed this "beast" of ACCA paper that is SBR. He knows how to explain difficult or tedious topics in a helpful way that keeps you interested. 
Gerry's exam technique never fails and guides you all along the way, giving you the necessary steps to build the knowledge that will bring you to succeed in the exam. You won't need to use other books or extra material, Gerry will provide you with everything you need to pass the exam.
I would always recommend Gerry for F7 and SBR ACCA papers because apart from passing the exam, you can also learn some financial reporting as well''!
Irene Torres Garcia - F7 June 2018 and SBR December 2018

”I would recommend Gerry Fahy as FR lecturer as he came highly recommended by a friend of mine. I will definitely sign-up for a future paper that he provides.

There was no surprises at the exam as everything was covered in his lectures and his notes. The notes are brilliant, are to the point and each topic is supported by an array of practice questions. At the exam there is no time to wonder, you just need to complete the set of questions. All the practice questions provided as well as Gerry’s techniques enable to feel comfortable at the exam. 
I received a lot of support from Gerry, he is a great man as a lecturer as well as a person. He was always available when i had a question, never had to wait for an answer. 
Thank you very much Gerry”.
Ewa Bryla – Online Student for ACCA FR March 2019

"Gerry is undoubtedly the one of the best lecturers/people I’ve had the pleasure of coming across throughout my professional life. His unwavering enthusiasm and methodical approach makes even the most challenging of subject matters far more digestible than any online resource can provide. Thanks to Gerry’s ability to seamlessly integrate the computer-based approach into his teaching practices, it made for a very familiar setting on the day and I was able to pass the SBR exam first time as a result in March 2020, which was the inaugural sitting on the professional level CBE’s. What’s perhaps more impressive and one of the key aspects that sets Gerry apart from other lecturers, is his genuine desire for all students to do well. Whether it be through daily emails of confidence reaffirmation in the form of inspirational quotes, or through his ability to be on a first name basis with virtually all students by the end of lecture 1. I could not recommend Gerry and his Professional Accountancy Training colleagues highly enough to anybody who is looking to complete the ACCA qualification."

Conor Corrigan (Volkswagen Financial Services Ireland), SBR Mar 2020

"I can’t say enough how highly I recommend PAT and Gerry Fahy as a lecturer. His study technique is very different but brilliant.

Gerry really puts an effort into his teaching which also made me want to learn and equally put in as much effort as him, from daily/weekly study plans, inspirational quotes and lots of mock exams I really think it all helped to pass first time. He was by far the most motivational lecturer I ever had.

Studying SBR with PAT was honestly such a positive experience and I would highly recommend to anyone looking to study SBR."

Sinead Maguire, SBR Dec 2019 

"Mr Gerry Fahy has been an inspiration and by far the best lecturer I have ever had, I would have never passed the SBR exam without his ethos , encouragement memes and technique. His outstanding organisational skills and delivery skills led to covering all the relevant topics of SBR.

As a result of my success I am continuing to study with PAT the last three ACCA Exams I have left - this gives me great confidence I will pass.
A very positive experience that I would highly recommend to others."

Cristina Iancu, SBR Dec 2019

"Taking exams after a long break from college is not easy. Professional Accountancy Training (PAT) was an ideal place to get started.

Gerry Fahy challenged me and gave me an honest feedback without beating my confidence down.

The standards and the delivery of the lectures were impeccable. Gerry was very motivational, supportive and always helpful throughout the course.

I honestly believe I couldn’t have passed this exam (SBR) without the help of Gerry and PAT.

Choosing PAT is a decision you won’t regret."

Aaron Rajan, SBR Dec 2019

"After having failed SBR several times with a previous provider I was left questioning where I would go next.

I chose PAT as I wanted to study with a provider that had outstanding results but also a different approach to tackling the exams.

Gerry’s approach with tailored coursebooks, a question based focus and multiple mock exams really set him apart from previous lecturers. Of even more importance was the constant encouragement that we received from him at every class and the techniques he thought us to keep going when the going got tough.

What also made Gerry’s approach different was the sheer effort he put in including daily study plans during the course and daily revision schedules in the lead up to the exam which helped to make all the difference.

I would have no hesitation in highly recommending both Gerry and PAT to any prospective ACCA students"

Shane O Connor - SBR December 2019

"I took Gerry's FR class for the December 2019 Exam Session. I had heard about PAT & Gerry’s teaching style and approach from former classmates.

Gerry’s stepped approach to questions will give you confidence going into the exam. He is with you every step of the way with plenty of encouragement. Make no mistake you will have to put the effort in, but if you follow Gerry’s steps and believe in yourself, you will get over the line.

I would highly recommend PAT & Gerry to anyone hoping to pass FR. You will have “No Regrets” on results day."

Jonathan Hayden (Finance Officer, South Dublin County Council) - FR December 2019

''Before studying with PAT, I received many recommendations to go to Gerry for FR and SBR – “You have to go to Gerry” were the exact words.

Every learning provider will tell you they are exam-focused and student orientated to support you during your ACCA exams and even though I’ve heard and seen this message from learning providers, I experienced it first at PAT despite FR being my seventh ACCA exam to sit.

From day 1 we looked at exam questions, we knew the level that we had to be at to pass FR from the word go.Gerry has the ability to connect with his students, build confidence and give you the tools to smash exams and get the results first time.

PAT is a community of support and now it is me saying “You have to go to Gerry” to colleagues and friends doing ACCA.Thank you for your patience, knowledge and belief. ''

Niamh O'Reilly (Intel Corporation) - ACCA FR December 2019 


"After the disappointment of failing P2 which I had worked so hard for, I did not have any confidence in attempting the SBR paper (which was a lot tougher) until I spoke with Gerry and attended his class for the June 2019 exam. 

Gerry's study plan and exam technique are in his own words 'right on the money!' His continuous support and encouragement throughout the course was phenomenal and I really missed attending his classes. 
If you attend Gerry's classes and follow this study plan, you are guaranteed a pass! I hustled for every mark right up until the last minute of the exam. My only regret was not going to Gerry in the first place and look forward to continuing my studies at PAT. Thank you Gerry."
Laura Mc Gough - SBR June 2019


''Impending exam results - doom” - the title of the email I sent to Gerry a few days before exam results as I was sure I had failed SBR and wanted some advice on what my next steps should be - having exemptions from most of the F papers, I was terrified of SBR due to my lack of assumed knowledge but Gerry assured me it would not be a problem.

Gerry’s plan made all the difference. I left most lectures disheartened as I felt like I hadn't grasped each concept discussed, I spoke with Gerry on numerous occasions as I felt like giving up, he was always at the other end of the phone or classroom telling me to not give up and to stick to his plan!

After getting 13% in the mock exam (three weeks before the exam) I had practically given up, but then a motivational message from Gerry would pop up on my email ending with STICK TO MY PLAN.

So I took his advice, I stuck to his plan and last night I got my results - PASSED with 69%.

Gerry’s plan is MAGIC!!!''.

Siobhan Brown – December 2018


''Just a quick email to thank you Gerry for all your help with P2/SBR. I passed with 53%!!! I had an exception for F7 and I was worried that I wouldn’t be up to scratch to deal with SBR. However, Gerry is amazing lecturer and his notes and exam technique/preparation put me at ease. This approach to the class will help you be well prepared for the exam - all you have to do is stick to the plan and follow his method. I found the December 2018 sitting very difficult but I didn’t panic during it and just stuck to GF method and it worked!! It just proves the exam is doable with GF. I can’t recommend Gerry enough for SBR!''.

Thanks again for all your help

Peter Lynch – December 2018


''Truly shocking news - I got 60%!!

I just wanted you to say a big thank you for all the work you put in during the last 6 months of getting me to believe in myself and the tips on how to pass the exam. 

I had no idea what I did in the exam but I did only what you said in your classes - and the results are here!!

Once again THANK YOU for all your inspirational words and daily quotes which kept us motivated.

I'm very disappointed that I will never get to go to another one of your classes again.

YES I DID and of course with you - everyone can do it''.

Ali Akber Mufaddal  - December 2018


''Absolutely delighted with my results. Passed first time thanks to the GF method. 

Gerry is by far the best lecturer I had the pleasure to meet. He will make you work hard, but he gets results''.

Diane Cristie – December 2018


''Gerry's approach is strict and straightforward. He's got notes for the chapter and exam questions to test yourself, all in one pack. The key to passing SBR is attendance and homework.

A few weeks before the exam I went through past questions and used Gerry's notes to answer them.

After failing f7 twice with 49% and finally passing the third time round (with a different college) I was surprised I passed SBR first time round with a solid 50% while studying with Gerry.

Also, it's important to test yourself with mock exams in his class, as it opened my eyes of how unprepared I was!! 

Thanks Gerry''.

Paula Bitinaite - SBR December 2018


''I truly cannot thank Gerry enough for all his help and support during my time studying for SBR. 
His notes are very clear, detailed and easy to understand, i found them much better than the books, once you stick to his plan and put in the hard work you will get the results.
He explains the course material in great detail and is always available for any student to contact him after class or by email/text should we have any questions. 
I am so grateful i attended PAT and had the honour of attending Gerry's class, your inspirational words and daily quotes kept us all motivated to ' STICK TO THE PLAN' and 'HUSSLE' even when we may have doubted ourselves.
I would highly recommend Gerry at PAT for SBR, yes you can and YES I DID''.
Laura Hanlon- December 2018