ACCA Part-Time Programmes – Professional Papers (P1-P7)

Course: ACCA Professional Papers (P1 – P7)

Start date: Week commencing Monday, 20th August 2012

Duration: 13 weeks per paper, one evening per week from 6.30 to 9.30pm,  plus Saturday

Course fee: €825
ACCA P1 Post Revision Summary Notes Dec 2014 V3 column

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.

The Professional papers (P1-P7) build upon the technical skills already acquired by students and explores more advanced professional skills, techniques and values that are required and used by the expert accountant acting in an advisory or consultancy role at a senior level.

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), from our campus in Dundrum, Dublin 16, and Online.

Lecturer Profiles

John Kelly, FCCA
Paper Specialist: ACCA P2

John has a B.Comm Degree from University College Cork and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants. He has worked as a Financial Accountant and Management Accountant in Manufacturing Industries for over 20 years. John has eight years’ experience in lecturing to students studying for ACCA and CAT qualifications and several of his students went on to achieve 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in his subjects.


Gary O’Mahony BCL, FCA, AITI
Paper Specialist: P6

 Gary O’Mahony is head of City Colleges’ School of Professional Accountancy and teaches ACCA F6 and P6. Gary brings a wealth of practical  and technical expertise in taxation to the role, combined with a strong commercial and professional awareness built up over his 20 year career to date as a tax specialist.

Gary has considerable experience of lecturing in tax matters in different forums, both domestically and abroad. He has lectured students on tax for a variety of professional courses such as AITI, ACCA and CIMA. Highly respected as a tax expert, Gary is regularly invited to speak on tax matters at various national seminars including  the SCPI conference in Kilkenny and Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI) and is regularly asked to chair the Irish Tax Institute (ITI), CPD seminars for members. Gary is also involved in ITI member tax initiatives and has written articles over the past 15 years for a variety of professional publications/ newspapers including Irish Tax Review and the Irish Independent.

Gary has set and corrected mock tax exam papers for the CAI chartered accountant programmes and has contributed to the writing, editing and review process of a number of CAI and ITI tax texts. He is also an examiner for one of the CAI professional exams.

Bill Kirwan, BA, HDip (Education), MSc (Mgmt)

Paper Specialist: ACCA P3

Bill has extensive industry and academic experience, working in a variety of senior management positions over the last 26 years. Prior to joining City Colleges, he taught with DBS for five years on both professional accountancy and masters programmes, where he achieved noteworthy success in achieving a number of Irish and World winning places for students in the ACCA examinations. He has lecturing experience in the areas of general management, strategic management as well as people management and its related disciplines.

  • Monday – F5, F9, P4, P7

    Tuesday – F2, F8, P3, F4

    Wednesday – F1, F6, P2, P5

    Thursday – F3, F7, P1, P6

  • “I would highly recommend doing the CAT course at City Colleges. The course is extremely detailed but our tutor, Tony Finn makes it so easy to understand and the relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the school makes for an enjoyable and challenging experience.”, Karen Lennon, CAT Student, City Colleges, Templeogue.
    Karen achieved First Place in Ireland and 34th Worldwide, in Paper T3 INT in the ACCA Certified Accounting Technician Examinations in June and December 2010.

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