Liam Doran FCCA, MBS (Finance)

Liam is a highly motivated and popular lecturer and specialises in Financial Accounting, Finance and Management Accounting. He has over 20 years lecturing experience on ACA, ACCA, CIMA and CPA courses and his students consistently achieve excellent results. In the last two sittings of the ACCA examinations, Liam’s students achieved 1st and 2nd in the world in the finals Financial Accounting paper and 1st and 2nd in Ireland and 2nd in the world in the finals Financial Management paper.

Dave O’Donoghue FCCA, MSc, DipIFR

Dave is the CGS Audit specialist for both CAP 2 and FAE. He also lectures CAP 2 Financial Reporting. Dave is a director of CGS which he co founded in 2007 with Liam Doran.
Dave is the Managing Director of where he lecturers at all levels of Auditing and Financial Reporting. He spent a number of years working in Industry and Practice before he moved into full time education in 1998. Dave has been lecturing on the FAE since 2002 and is recognised as being at the forefront of lecturing to Professional Accountancy students in Ireland. He was previously the Course Director of Professional Accountancy at Griffith College.

Sandra Gleeson FCCA, DipIFR, IATI, AITI

Sandra is the CAP 2 and FAE Tax lecturer with CGS. She is an Associate Director in Tax at Grant Thornton and has lectured to ACA, ACCA, CPA and CIMA students since 2002.
Sandra lectured with the Institute until 2012 when she joined CGS she has also delivered in house training for the students of a number of the Big 4 accountancy firms and other firms in Dublin. Sandra has an exam focused teaching approach and an ability to simplify the more difficult areas of tax


Shane O’Grady BSc., MBS (MIS)

Shane has been lecturing full-time for the past number of years and he specialises in Corporate Governance, Ethics and Strategy. He is a very popular lecturer and two of his students were placed 1st and 3rd in the world in the most recent sitting of the ACCA Professional Accountant exam. Shane places particular emphasis on exam technique for Business Leadership to ensure students perform to their very best in this exam.

Michael Bristow BSc (Mgmt), Grad Dip, FCCA

Michael is the CGS subject specialist for the FAE option paper Advanced Performance Management (APM). He is recognised as one of the leading lecturers in Ireland in the area of Performance Management.
Michael is a Senior Lecturer with in the area of Management Accounting and Performance Management. He has extensive experience of working in the area of Management Accounting.
Michael is an ACCA qualified lecturer and received a number of placings during the course of his own examinations including a remarkable 1st in the world placing on paper 3.3, Performance Management. He has also lectured to a student who was placed first in the world in the ACCA Paper P5 Advanced Performance Management.