Former Wallace High pupil wins top accounting award

Aaron Callaghan (centre) is presented with the PwC award by PwC Partner Ian McConnell and Course Director Danielle McWall.
Aaron Callaghan (centre) is presented with the PwC award by PwC Partner Ian McConnell and Course Director Danielle McWall.

Aaron Callaghan, a former pupil of Wallace High School, has won a top award at the Ulster University Business School’s annual Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Aaron, who recently graduated with a BSc Hons Accounting degree, was presented with the PwC award for being the highest performing student in Forensic Accounting.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of the Department, said: “These Awards recognise the top performers across the range of Accounting, Finance and Economics related programmes which provide increasing opportunities for graduates.

“Our aim in the Business School is to prepare our students and optimise their learning experience with a clear focus on their future careers. We do this by working in close partnership with a wide range of employers to ensure that our courses are relevant and that the talents and skills we are nurturing are appropriate.

“The fact that so many of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms support these awards is testament to that invaluable integrated approach.”