Finance skilled Michael Moody was positioned among the many prime college students within the Accounting Technicians Eire diploma.
Now the 32 yr outdated has swapped the gruelling filming schedule of the worldwide tv hit for a brand new position within the Belfast finance centre of a world studying firm.
Mr Moody has taken quick course performing masterclasses at Belfast’s Crescent Arts Centre and labored as an additional on episode three, season eight of Sport Of Thrones, The Lengthy Night time.
“The battle scenes had been very bodily and concerned a number of hundred extras from throughout the island of Eire in evening shoots, which went on for about three months,” he mentioned.
“I used to be a Karstark and, like many extras, have fond reminiscences from the set and a jacket as a souvenir.”
Mr Moody has additionally labored as an additional on different Northern Eire-based productions, together with the BBC’s Paula and Come Dwelling.
He has now taken a task at Pearson Finance Companies as a monetary reporting and management analyst, because of the diploma which he studied for at Belfast Metropolitan College within the Titanic Quarter.
The diploma is recognised because the quickest pathway to an expert accounting profession. Enrolment for the subsequent educational yr, beginning in September, is now open for faculties throughout Northern Ireland.
It may be obtained in as little as two years and research might be full-time, part-time and on-line.
“The Accounting Technicians Eire diploma vastly enhanced my employment prospects and led to my present position with Pearson,” mentioned Mr Moody, who already held an accounting diploma from Queens University.
Regardless of greater than 10 years’ expertise working in finance, the general public sector and retail banking, he mentioned the Accounting Technicians Eire course was an ideal match.
“I wished to recommence my accounting research as I used to be a number of years faraway from my diploma. The diploma offered me with a wonderful alternative to refresh and replace my technical data,” he mentioned.
“The pliability of part-time, full-time or on-line is right for anybody seeking to mix research with employment, as I did.
“You’ll be able to set your individual schedules. There was distinctive assist and steerage; data was of the very best high quality.
“The diploma engaged me from the very begin and I’m so wanting ahead to the chance to place into follow the talents I gained and to additional pursuing my research with the purpose of changing into a completely certified accountant.
“Through the Covid shutdown, we continued studying on-line. It was a difficult time, however there was large assist.
“Any fears had been utterly eliminated so college students might deal with their preparation and go into exams with confidence.
“I might completely advocate the diploma to anybody aspiring to attain a recognised qualification to develop a profession in finance or accounting, no matter employment historical past or instructional background. It supplies sound technical data which might be utilized throughout many industries.”
Accounting Technicians Eire supplies a nationally and internationally recognised accounting qualification and graduates are employed in trade, commerce, non-public follow and the general public sector.
The programs are open to high school and school leavers, mature college students and other people working in enterprise, trade or small follow however who, as but, don’t have any formal coaching. – PA