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Deloitte celebrates exam success! 

Students achieve top ten placements in professional exams in last year 

Deloitte, the professional services and accounting firm, is pleased to announce that Danielle Deasy achieved first place and Aisling Kelly achieved ninth place in the Final Admitting Examination (FAE) of Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2016. 

Danielle, from Ballincollig in Cork, joined Deloitte in September 2014. Prior to this, Danielle completed her undergraduate degree and Masters in Accounting in University College Cork. By completing her FAE exam, Danielle is now a fully qualified chartered accountant. Danielle has a strong track record of exam success having also come first in the Irish Taxation Institute Part 2 Tax exams in 2015. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys jogging, travelling and horse-riding. 

Aisling, from Rathmines in Dublin 6, joined Deloitte in September 2014. Prior to this, Aisling studied Business & Law in University College Dublin, and completed her Masters in Accounting at UCD’s Smurfit Business School. She works with the firm’s Private Clients department. By completing her FAE exam, Aisling is now a fully qualified chartered accountant. In her spare time, Aisling enjoys travelling, scuba diving and visiting Zara! 

The success of Danielle and Aisling is reflective of the success achieved throughout the firm as it supports its trainees on the journey to professional qualifications. In addition to this recent success in the FAE examinations, trainees of the firm achieved a further four top ten placements in ACA, AITI and CIMA professional exams this year.

Commenting on the exam success Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte said: “Congratulations to Danielle and Aisling, and indeed to all our successful candidates, on their success. To pass the FAE examination is a great achievement in itself, but to achieve both first place and ninth place in Ireland is really a fantastic accomplishment. Danielle and Aisling have been great additions to our team, where their enthusiasm for learning and hard work are very much appreciated. Career development is a major focus for us here at Deloitte - training and development programmes are offered at every stage of a person’s career.  We look forward to continuing to work with Danielle and Aisling as their career progresses. I am confident that their contribution to the firm will go from strength to strength.”  

Deloitte gives trainees the opportunity to work with leading clients, across a wide range of industries, alongside recognised leaders in their area. The firm has a strong focus on developing graduates both professionally and personally and focuses on  helping people balance work and life. In addition to training and development courses at every stage in people’s career, there are a large range of social and sports programmes as well as a strong emphasis on CSR activities bringing numerous benefits to those who join the team. 

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