Welcome to the latest newsletter edition. September was a busy month at PAT Business School. Here are some of the events and highlights that occurred during the month.

The EY Compliance Workshop, in partnership with the Compliance Institute and PAT Business School, took place this month.

The workshop investigated the Individual Accountability Framework (IAF) and the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) as implementation dates for both policies fast approaching, with DORA coming into effect in January 2025. The CBI is still in consultation for finalising the rules/guidelines for IAF – which is part of the Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR).

Thanks to our main speakers on the day, David Spollen (Director – Technology Risk & Resilience Consulting) and Jean-Philippe Grigy (Executive Director – FS Risk) from EY, who shared their insights and experience from working with clients on DORA and IAF respectively.

With special thanks to Dr. John Nolan and Ms. Grainne Carey from the University of Galway for the kind invitation to speak with the MSc In International Accounting & Analytics Class of 2023 / 2024 and to formally announce the PAT Business School ACCA Scholarship in conjunction with the University.

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With thanks to Mr. Stephen Twomey, Director, Enterprise Ireland, UAE for the kind invitation to attend the Arab Irish Business Forum in the Mansion House which was opened by An Tánaiste, Mr. Michaeal Martin, TD. Great to meet up with my former lecturer and much-respected colleague – Mr. Alan Morgan, from the Innovation Academy, UCD.

Delighted to meet Dr. Orla Feeney from DCU at the CPA Ireland President’s Dinner in Trinity College Dublin. Unknowingly to each other – we both hail from where the ‘stonewalls and the grass is green’ on the ‘N 17’!!

Thank you to the President of CPA, Mr Mark Gargan, FCPA, and Mr Eamonn Siggins, CEO of CPA Ireland for the kind invitation to attend and for the memorable evening enjoyed.

PAT Business School €5,000 ACCA Scholarship

Mr. Gerry Fahy along with Ms. Catríona Spaight, Head of People Development at PKF O’Connor Leddy & Holmes Limited, was delighted to formally mark the PAT Business School €5,000 ACCA Scholarship to the Technological University of the Shannon Graduate Ms. Jingrong Wang who achieved the highest GPA mark in her final year exams.

PAT Business School is delighted to collaborate with Higher Education Institutions in the further development of graduates for their professional accountancy exams and to work with industry in aligning graduate trainees to the demands of industry requirements.

Compliance Institute Hybrid Event with KPMG

PAT Business School was delighted to attend the Compliance Institute hybrid event this month. The event discussed the topic of ‘Compliance Professionals – Are you ready to innovate?’ and was hosted by KPMG Ireland in their Innovation Hub!

The event involved a range of speakers sharing their expertise and insights – Including Andrew Quinn (Director of Fintech and Financial Services at PAT Business School), who was featured on the Compliance Training and Education Providers Panel.

Thank you to all at the Compliance Institute – it was a pleasure to participate in the event!

Kamilla’s Epic Journey: 750km in 6 Days for SJK Foundation! 🚴‍♀️

A huge congratulations to PAT Business School student Kamilla Flynn for completing her charity cycle from Paris to Nice in support of the Sarah Jennifer Knott Foundation (SJK). Her dedication and commitment resulted in an impressive fundraising total of €7,075.

All funds raised will go to ‘The SJK Ralston Project’ with Cancer Trials Ireland to support the National Molecular Tumor Board – providing access to next-generation sequencing for patients with cancer of unknown primary.

Join us in congratulating her on this remarkable achievement 🎉- if you would like to support Kamilla’s cause and make a donation follow the link below:

Hear from our student Cherie Quah, who achieved the joint top marks in Ireland for ACCA Advanced Taxation during the June 2023 exam session.

At PAT Business School, our focus is always on guiding and aiding our students. We make sure to provide a supportive environment where everyone can succeed.

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