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We asked Tracey Roche from Analog Devices to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Tracey Roche

Design Engineer

Analog Devices

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3 main things:

1. Be organised.

2. Try to keep a positive attitude.

3. Persevere. Working in a Design Evaluation role or indeed any electronic engineering role, requires problem-solving skills and half the battle with this is having a positive attitude. If you have a negative/pessimistic attitude, the battle to find a solution is lost before you even start. In debugging an issue, start with the basics and work from there. Like peeling an onion, gradually peel off the outter layers to reveal the inner core of the onion...as you work, you get more clues and develop a better understanding of the product/issue you are working on.

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Accounting Technician

Course Code(s):  AT1 AT2
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Blackrock Further Education Institute

Blackrock Further Education Institute


 
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Course overview

Course Code AT1 AT2
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

Do you like working with numbers? Have you an eye for detail? Are you logical, methodical and a problem solver?

As an Accounting Technician, you will learn how to practically apply these skills in a wide range of finance roles, from accounts to financial controller and beyond. You will be involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. Opportunities exist throughout industry, commerce and in private accountancy practices for qualified Technicians.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Financial Accounting
Law and Ethics
Business Management
Taxation
Computer Applications

Year 2:
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
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