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A broad science background is very important. An ability to recognise small inconsistencies is equally important. For example do you recognise small discrepancies between different camera shots of the same scene in films and TV series?

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Accounting Technician

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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5N1977 5N1952 ATIX
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This 2 year, full time programme is for those aspiring to become members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI), a professional body sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Accounting Technicians work in Accountancy fi rms, the corporate sector or the public sector. The ATI Programme is an ideal preparation for the pursuit of a career in Professional accountancy.

What will you Study?

This 2 year, full-time protgramme is for those apsiring to become members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland, a professional body sponsered by the Institue of Chartered Accountants. Accounting Technicians work in accountancy firms, the corporate sector or the public sector. The ATI Programme is an ideal preparation for the pursuit of a career in professional accountancy.
Typical Modules: Financial Accounting, jTaxation, Law & Ethics, Business Management, Mangement Accounting and Integrated Accountinng Systems.

Year 1:
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Law and Ethics
Business Management

Year 2:
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
Learners also take QQI modules in Spreadsheet Methods and ICS In Year 1
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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