Study Leaving Cert Accounting at Ashfield College

Leaving Certificate Accounting can be studied as a one or two year programme, as a full-time day school student or as an external student as a weekly grind.

Subject Group: Business

Leaving Certificate accounting provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills in accounting and financial management. In accounting students’ will learn organisational, logical thinking, planning and problem-solving skills for their future life, work and study. It also develops their numeracy skills.

It can be good to study this subject with higher level mathematics due to the course being based on numeracy.

Teacher Profile

Philip Curry Leaving Cert TeacherPhilip Curry
B. Comm. (Hons), H Dip Ed, N.U.I.G.

Subjects: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics.

Philip has over 20 years’ teaching experience and has worked for 10 years for the State Exams Commission as a Leaving Certificate Examiner.   Philip  has written for the Sunday Business Post. , educational guides in  The Evening Herald, written a Leaving Certificate Revision book, A Question of Business. and contributes to Business Studies magazines.
As well being an experienced examiner, commentator and author, he is passionate about helping each student learn the skills that it takes to achieve their true potential at Business Studies.

“Philip has an amazing talent for focusing on exactly what we need for the exam.”

Tom Burke, Leaving Cert

“1. “Philip Curry makes his Business classes very interesting, not only does he focus on exam technique but he engages and interacts with everyone.”

Isabel Williams, Leaving Cert


Subject Content
The course consists of the study of a variety of aspects of accounting under the following headings:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Desirable Characteristics of Accounting
  • Fundamental Accounting Concepts
  • Other Important Concepts; entity concept, realisation principle, double-entry bookkeeping principles etc
  • Regulatory bodies such as the Government, the EU, the accountancy profession and the Stock Exchange
  • Importance of the true and fair view
  • Role of the auditor
  • Budgeting

Exam Structure
The subject is examined at higher and ordinary level. Both levels consist of one exam of three hours duration.  This subject is entirely based on exam results.

To discuss whether Accounting would be a good choice for your Leaving Certificate call 01 490 4050 and talk to one of our subject experts.

Data Source: Department of Education and Science and – data correct as of 27/7/2015

For further information or to enrol call 01 490 4050 or contact us