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The 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:
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:
Being accepted on this proposed Apprenticeship will require a job seeker to first secure an “Apprenticeship Contract” with an approved organisation / employer.
As details of approved organisations become available, they will be included here.
Each approved organisation will determine the particular salary structure for the apprenticeship, which will be communicated at contract negotiation stage with the proposed candidate.
There will be no difference in rate-of-pay between the time an apprentice spends on-the-job and time in training.
Accounting Technician Apprentices will be recent school-leavers who have completed the Leaving Certificate.
Large and small accountancy practices, service firms and industry employers around the country have already committed to taking on school- leavers as Accounting Technician Apprentices.
Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) is partnering with the following colleges in the delivery of the 2016/2017 Programme:
The ATI Accounting Technician programme is a new apprenticeship which puts school-leavers on the path to a rewarding career in accountancy.
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