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First In Ireland & Top 10 In The World For Accountancy Trainees Leah and Alan

What an astonishing achievement from Leah McCaul and Alan Dowdall, Trainee Accountants at John MacMahon & Co Chartered Accountants who have ranked #1 in Ireland and within the World Top 10 for their most recent exams with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

  • Leah McCaul – #1 in Ireland, #5 in the World
  • Alan Dowdall – #1 in Ireland, #9 in the World

This is an incredible achievement considering that Leah and Alan competed against 503,000 registered students from 178 countries and placed in the Top 10 worldwide.

John MacMahon & Co Chartered Accountants who are specialists in Accountancy and Taxations with offices in Newry, Dundalk, Belfast & Dublin, received calls from the ACCA, congratulating staff members, Leah McCaul and Alan Dowdall who both achieved the double distinction of being 1st in Ireland and within the Top 10 worldwide.

John MacMahon, Partner said:

“We were delighted to receive a call from the ACCA, congratulating Alan Dowdall whose subject was Strategic Business Leadership. Alan was 1st place in Ireland and ranked 9th place in the world competing against students from 178 countries including Turkey, South Korea, and Australia among others.”

“Alan is a Trinity Scholar and holds both a BA and MA degree in Environmental Science, completing a post graduate diploma in accounting from Trinity College Dublin before joining the firm. We are delighted for Alan and his results are testament to his hard work and dedication.”

The company were in still in celebration mode, when a second call was received from the Association, to congratulate Leah McCaul, who had another extraordinary result. 

John said:

“Leah is a talented dedicated student and last year she ranked 1st in Ireland. This year, in the tough Audit and Assurance subject, she achieved another 1st in Ireland and remarkably ranked 5th in the world.” 

“We are very proud of all our staff exam achievements and Alan and Leah’s results are all the more extraordinary considering they are competing against half a million students from 178 countries. They have achieved and continue to achieve remarkable results and are truly world leading against their peers. We congratulate them and consider then an asset to our firm.”