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The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Careers as an Accounting Technician

Careers as an Accounting Technician

What are the main occupations in this sector?

Qualified Accounting Technicians have the opportunity to work in a core business function in commerce, industry, practice and the public sector, and many become fully qualified accountants through further study.

Our qualification provides a distinct advantage in the marketplace, and is seen by many employers as essential when they are hiring Accounting Technicians.

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Occupational Profile

Graduates are equipped with the skills to perform accounting tasks including:

  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounts preparation
  • Expense and VAT analysis
  • Reporting and credit control

As well as specialist tasks in areas such as: 

  • Tax
  • Audit
  • Payroll

Many of our graduates enrol in further study and use the qualification as a stepping stone to eventually become professional accountants.

The main professional accountancy bodies offer Accounting Technicians Ireland graduates significant exemptions from their programmes. These include Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA, CIMA, CPA, IIPA and the IFA.