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Accounting Technician

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Mallow College of Further Education

Mallow College of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This ATI course prepares school leavers and mature students for employment in accounting departments of commercial, industrial and public sector organisations or in the offices of practising accountants. When qualified, graduates become members of Accounting Technicians Ireland (MATI) which is an internationally recognised qualification.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Financial Accounting ATI
Taxation ATI
Business Management ATI
Law and Ethics ATI

Year 2:
Advanced Financial Accounting ATI
Advanced Taxation ATI
Integrated Accounting Systems ATI
Management Accounting ATI

Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Accountancy & Taxation
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