This course is for people who have successfully completed the Accounting Technicians Ireland first year course. It’s for those who wish to pursue careers as accounts administrators. It offers participants the opportunity to develop a broad range of knowledge, skills and competencies which will allow them to work independently in a variety of office environments. They will learn how to carry out tasks in the areas of financial accounting, budgeting, costing, credit control, payroll and tax returns. The mix of subjects is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in business as well as a strong foundation in accountancy. The course modules are: Advanced Financial Accounting, Advanced Taxation, Management Accounting, and Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS). The learning outcomes are firmly focused on enabling participants to gain employment as accounting staff.
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A combination of training methods is used to deliver this course. These include instructions, presentations, demonstrations, supervised practice, practical work training, discussion groups, role plays, and giving and receiving feedback. Participants are required to actively participate in the learning process and engage in course work outside of course hours. They must complete a number of written exercises throughout the course and keep up-to-date records of their progress. A number of methods are used to assess the participants’ progress and for certification purposes. These include internal theory exams, practical exams, learner records and skills demonstrations.
- Reached the statutory school leaving age.
- A genuine interest in pursuing a career as an accounting technician.
- Achieved a pass in at least 3 subjects in the first year Accounting Technicians Ireland course, including both Financial Accounting 1 and Taxation 1. The pass mark is 50% for all subjects. Further details on www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie
- Good verbal, numerical and clerical aptitudes.
- Good verbal and written command of the English language.
- Previous experience in book-keeping and / or accountancy is desirable.
- Computer skills are desirable
- Good team working, communication and interpersonal skills.
- Punctuality, full attendance and a commitment to study are essential to successfully complete this course.
- Previous work experience in an office or related environment is an advantage.
The majority of companies and organisations across all sectors employ accounts staff. Graduates of this course are well positioned to seek employment in a variety of accounts jobs, particularly in jobs that require multi-skilled, flexible and adaptable personnel.