Blackrock Institute of Further EducationAccounting Technician

Accounting Technician

South Dublin City
1 or 2 years
Further Education and PLC

Course description

Accounting technicians are involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. Accounting technician opportunities exist throughout industry, commerce and in private accountancy practices  for qualified technicians.

Students are prepared for the following:

  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Prepare financial reports and other management information.
  • Compute tax liabilities for companies and individuals.
  • Set up and manage systems for budgets, stock control, cost accounting, and cash reconciliations.
  • Set up and manage credit control procedures.
  • Use industry standard software (SAGE) to produce payroll and accounts.

Year 1 – Certificate for Accounting Technicians

  • Financial Accounting
  • Law and Ethics
  • Business Management
  • Taxation
  • Computer Applications

Year 2 – Diploma for Accounting Technicians

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)

The course is certified by Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Examinations take place in May.

Learners who successfully complete year 1 will be awarded the Certificate for Accounting Technicians.

To achieve the Diploma for Accounting Technicians, two years’ work experience is required. Previous relevant work experience may be considered.

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