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
- 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.