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We asked Mark Maguire from Construction Industry Federation to give some advice for people considering this job:
|The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.
Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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The National Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is a two-year programme which combines ‘on-the-job’ work experience with academic study, enabling participants to earn while they learn.
Apprentices will work at their employer’s office four days a week and attend classes at a local college one day a week. They will also be given at least three weeks’ study leave each year.
On successful completion, the Accounting Technician will have:
Industry/industries served by the apprenticeship
Accounting Practice Firms, Financial Services and broader.
Accounts maintenance is a fundamental element of any business, from a sole trader to large multinational. An Accounting Technician can support all elements of the accounts function, including income and expenditure, balance sheet transactions, statutory returns and payroll requirements.
The Accounting Technician is concerned with bookkeeping, including processing all accounts payable and receivable which supports the preparation of periodic accounts. This entails recording and monitoring income and expenditure including accrued and deferred income.
Completion of regular bank reconciliations may be required with statutory returns accounted for and completed. Regular analysis and reporting is undertaken to contribute to the overall accounts production.
The Accounting Technician may produce Management Accounts and supplies vital financial information as to the running of the Company. They have the ability to do costing and cost controls.
The Accounting Technician may prepare Company annual budgets and monitor the progress of this throughout the year. They may prepare or assist in the preparation of Company year-end financial statements.
On successful completion, the Accounting Technician will perform:
A minimum salary of €17,797 applies.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age prior to the commencement of the programme.
For Leaving Certificate students 2017, 310 CAO points and at least an O5 grade in English and Maths or Accountancy are required.
For those who sat the Leaving Cert in the previous five years, 300 CAO points and a D3 in Ordinary Level English and Maths or Accountancy are required.
Mature learners (23 years and above) are also eligible to apply. If you did not complete your Leaving Certificate but have a FETAC Level 5 qualification, you are also eligible to apply.
Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) is partnering with the following colleges in the delivery of the 2017/2018 Programme:
The ATI Accounting Technician programme is a new national apprenticeship which puts school-leavers on the path to a rewarding career in accountancy.
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