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Wicklow Student Receives Top CPA Ireland Prize for Academic Excellence

 Lyndsey Kavanagh from Wicklow town was the recipient of an award for academic excellence which was presented by CPA Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. The award recognises her accomplishment as the top performer in the Professional 2 paper on Strategic Performance Management and the award was kindly sponsored by White Bear.

Gearóid O’Driscoll, President of CPA Ireland, speaking at the graduation ceremony challenged young accountants to show leadership in the fight against climate change. O’Driscoll said “The scale of the climate crisis is now widely understood, but too few businesses and individuals are examining how society can combat this. Every business in Ireland from the largest multinational to a fledgling start-up will avail of the advice of qualified accountants. As a profession, we have a responsibility to help businesses measure their climate impact and lead businesses to transition to a low carbon economy.”

“In conjunction with our sponsors, CPA Ireland each year presents an award to those students who have achieved the highest examination mark in each subject for the CPA examinations. Congratulations Lyndsey and to all the 2019 prize-winners who come from diverse roles in both practice and industry and thank you to all our partner firms involved in this event.” 

Lyndsey Kavanagh who works as a company accountant for Synchro said “I am extremely proud of myself for making it to this day. I contemplated giving up on many occasions. But with the support of my family, not only have I reached graduation, I also achieved top marks in one of the final stage subjects.”

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