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Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Getting Qualified as an Accounting Technician

Getting Qualified as an Accounting Technician


What qualifications are required?

The Accounting Technician Ireland qualification can be achieved through the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship which is a is a two-year, work-based learning programme or the Accounting Technician Dipoma which is open to people who have been working in industry or small practice firms for years, but have no formal training, school and college leavers and mature students.

Over 70 colleges around the country offer ATI’s flexible courses which allow students to obtain this professional qualification in as little as two years. Online courses are also available.

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

This new National Apprenticeship leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate Award, and provides school leavers with a practical alternative to the traditional full-time college route. The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is also open to mature learners and existing employees who would like to pursue a career in accountancy, by studying our in-demand qualification as they work with a partner employer.

You get paid at least €17,797 a year and pay no tuition costs!

Accounting Technician Apprenticeship Occupational Profile

Students can also complete the Certificate for Accounting Technicians, a one-year programme including Financial Accounting, Taxation, Law & Ethics and Business Management.

This combination of subjects provides students with a solid grounding in business as well as a strong foundation in accounting. The qualification is a Level 4 award in the UK and Northern Ireland and comparable to Level 6 in the Republic.

The Diploma for Accounting Technicians is awarded after successful completion of the two-year programme plus two years’ work experience.

Second-year modules include:

  • Advanced Financial Accounting,
  • Advanced Taxation,
  • Management Accounting and
  • Integrated Accounting Systems.

The qualification is a QQI Level 6 award in the UK and Northern Ireland and comparable to Level 6 in the Republic. 

More information about our qualification and organisation can be found here.

 

What are the typical routes into this sector?

The new National Apprenticeship leads to a Level 6 QQI Advanced Certificate Award, and provides school leavers with a practical alternative to the traditional full-time college route. The Accounting Technician Apprenticeship is also open to mature learners and existing employees who would like to pursue a career in accountancy, by studying our in-demand qualification as they work with a partner employer