Accounting Technician

Course Description

Take the next step in your career with the internationally recognised two year Diploma for Accounting Technicians.  Gain increased earning power and in-demand financial skills with this island-wide qualification for Accounting Technicians.

Do you like working with numbers? Are you logical and a problem solver? If yes, then this could be the career for you. From Accounts Associate to Financial Manager, qualified Accounting Technicians fill a variety of roles and are highly sought after by employers in the areas of accountancy, finance and taxation, as well as in consulting and advisory.

At Watertford College of Further Education, we offer both the Year 1 Certificate and the Year 2 Diploma programmes, in partnership with Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Course Content

Year 1 Foundation:
Financial Accounting 1
Business Law
Taxation 1
Business Management

Spreadsheet Methods

Year 2 Admission:
Advanced Financial Accounting
Management Accounting
Financial Data Management

Advanced Taxation

Work Practice Module Level 4 and level  5

Certification

The Institute of Accounting Technicians of Ireland

Duration: 2 years, 4th October 2021 to 20th April 2022 (year 1)

Monday and Wednesday Evenings 6.30pm – 9.30pm

€900 per year.  Candidates must register with Accounting Technicians Ireland and pay their fee also.

This course will run online.

Progression

Successful Accounting Technician graduates may transfer to the second year of a Certified Public Accounting course and can eventually become fully qualified accountants. Accounting technicians may also join other professional institutes and seek exemptions on their results, e.g: Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants, Institute of Taxation, C.I.M.A./A.C.C.A, and Institute of Bankers