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Accounting Technician - Year 2

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Course overview

Course Code ATI
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course prepares students for the Examinations of the Accounting Technicians Ireland as well as QQI Minor awards. Qualified Accounting Technicians may work at middle management level and may provide support services for senior management in commercial/industrial or public sector organisations or in the office of practising accountants. An Accounting Technicians qualification may lead to a career as an Assistant Accountant, Credit Controller or Payroll Administrator. The qualification provides advanced entry (2nd year) to Business & Accounting courses in some third level colleges. Students may also work as qualified Accounting Technicians.

What will you Study?

This course prepares students for the Examinations of the Accounting Technicians Ireland as well as QQI Minor awards.

Qualified Accounting Technicians may work at middle management level and may provide support services for senior management in commercial/industrial or public sector organisations or in the office of practising accountants.  An Accounting Technicians qualification may lead to a career as an Assistant Accountant, Credit Controller or Payroll Administrator,   

The qualification provides advanced entry (2nd year) to Business & Accounting courses in some third level colleges.  Students may also work as qualified Accounting Technicians.

Year 1 (Certificate):
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Business Management
Law and Ethics

QQI Minor Awards:
Computerised and Manual Accounts
Spreadsheets
Communications
Work Experience

Year 2 (Diploma):
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
Work Experience (2 Years)
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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