ACCA Part-Time Programmes – Fundamental Papers (F4 – F9)


Course: ACCA Fundamental Papers (F4-F9)


Now enrolling for the March 2017 ACCA examinations.

Download the brochure for the March and June 2017 ACCA exams here

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Download the March examinations course timetable here


Awarding body:  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)


The ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) course consists of 16 papers – 9 Fundamental papers and 7 Professional papers.


To qualify as an ACCA member students must complete 14 papers, a Professional Ethics module and must have a minimum of three years’ practical experience. Our expert team of lecturers is available to discuss subject choice and give you guidance on how to approach these examinations.

These courses are offered from our Dublin City Centre location (St. Great Georges Street, Dublin 2) and Online (with the exception of F8).

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If you are registering to resit any of the ACCA papers, please download and application form here and return to the College with a copy of your examination results

  • Lecturer Profiles


    Ciarán Lawlor BCL, LLM BL
    Paper Specialist: F4

    Ciarán Lawlor is a practicing Barrister and an experienced legal educator. Ciarán graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Law, and proceeded to study at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns . He completed his studies at the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2005. He subsequently completed an LLM in European Law also at UCD, graduating with distinction.
    Prior to commencing practice at the Irish Bar, Ciarán interned with leading Irish law firm A&L Goodbody, and with Amnesty International (Ireland), and was an IRCHSS funded project assistant on the EU Law PhD project at UCD. His practice focuses on civil law, with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-collection, defamation, personal-injuries, and tort la generally. Ciarán has a broad experience of teaching law. He has been a Senior Tutor in UCD, and has lectured in tort law on the Graduate Diploma in Arbitration in UCD.

    Eoghan Casey BL
    Paper Specialist: F4

    EOGHAN CASEY photoEoghan Casey is a Barrister-at-Law and law lecturer who has prepared students for both the FE1 Solicitor Exams and the Entrance Exams for Barristers at King’s Inns. He serves on the editorial board of the King’s Inns Law Review and is an Irish Moot Court champion.


    Shaun Browne MAAT FCCA
    Paper Specialist: F5, F8


    Shaun trained as an ACCA accountant in the UK and qualified in 1990 whilst in practice.  Once qualified Shaun changed direction and moved to the ACCA as a training consultant where he developed his passion for teaching and embarked on a 3 year training expedition for the ACCA running study schools in countries such as China,Africa and Russia.

    Having decided that a career in financial training suited his personality, Shaun joined various UK and Irish colleges as a freelance trainer specialising in Auditing.  Many of his ex-students have moved on to a career in teaching having ignited a passion in them as well!

    Shaun believes in making the class as interesting and as much fun as possible so that students enjoy learning. He includes lots of anecdotes about his work as a trainee and a partner to help students appreciate the practical aspects of auditing.

    Shaun is a great believer in ‘learn the basics’ i.e. you can’t audit a set of accounts unless you know how to prepare a set of accounts…in other words don’t take the auditing papers until you have passed or are studying for the accounting papers!

    This advice has stood the-test-of-time with many UK, Irish and world-wide prize winners in Auditing to his name.



    Mel Kilkenny BComm AITI
    Paper Specialist: F6, F9, P6

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    Mel has lectured taxation subjects for ACCA examinations (at BPP and more recently Independent Colleges) since 1992. He is highly exam focused in his approach, and is admired for his personable, and practical teaching style. Mel is the author of the well-regarded Kilkenny Tax Publications textbooks and revision kits for P6 and F6 which are popular with Tax students throughout the country. He is also an experienced examiner, having spent a number of years as examiner for the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.



    Barry Smith, PhD, FCA
    Paper Specialist: F7


    Barry has been teaching accounting and finance at professional, postgraduate and undergraduate levels since 2001.  During the last six years, his ACCA teaching experience has included the F3, F7, and P2 modules.

    His popularity as a lecturer results from being exam focused, well prepared for classes and from his ability to explain complex accounting topics.  In 2010, his ‘Introductory Financial Accounting and Reporting’ textbook was published by McGraw-Hill and has been extremely well received by teachers and students.

    He recently established Tenjin Technology.  This web-based software platform enables accountancy students to generate revision content dynamically.  It has received very positive reviews from ACCA students during 2011 and 2012.

    Barry is a Chartered Accountant since 1996 and holds postgraduate degrees from University College Dublin (MEconSc) and University of Birmingham (PhD).  He also holds an ACCA Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (DipIFR).

    Prior to 2001, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years in NewZealand, Germany and Zimbabwe.


  • Download the June examinations course timetable here

    Download the application form here (courses commencing from 8 February 2016)

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  • “I was enrolled into the City Colleges F4 class. The reason I’m contacting you is just to show my appreciation. I think it’s important to let people know when they’ve made a difference and you definitely have to me. In all my time in schooling, I can count on one hand the number of classes that I enjoyed turning up to and listening. I thoroughly enjoyed your lectures when watching them online. You’ve made a subject that I would normally struggle through interesting, fun and memorable. I found myself engaged in the topics, and thinking up questions (most of which had little to do with the actual course material but rather tended to further delve into law and it’s many complications). You are a brilliant lecturer and thank you so much.”

    Elizabeth Lazo on Paper F4


    “Shaun Browne is BRILLIANT! He made travelling from Galway well worth the trip!”

    Deirdre Dooley, F8 student



    “The online lecturers are great. If I miss a lecturer I can do it online the next day so when I’m back on class I’m not behind. It’s a great system.“

    Claire Liddy, Paper F6, P1 and P3 student


    “City Colleges is excellent, with excellent lecturers. Great location, personal attention, and online lectures. I recommend it highly.”

    Sinead Quigley


  • Apply Online

    For more information please contact us on: 1850 25 27 40 or email

    To download an application form click here

    If you are registering to resit any of the ACCA papers, please download and application form here and return to the College with a copy of your examination results

    Download the June examinations course timetable here

    Download the application form here (courses commencing from 8 February 2016)


For More Information

Please contact us on: 1850 25 27 40 or email



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