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Accounting Technician (ATI)


Is This Course For You?

This course is aimed at students who are interested in pursuing a career in Accounting Finance.

Learners are taught key accounting concepts, principles of accounting and the knowledge and skills required to understand personal and business taxation regulations. They will gain an understanding of core business functionsin management, marketing and law.

Learners are schooled in the modern accounting practices, which qualifies them as professional Accounting Technicians.

Entry Requirements

» Leaving Certificate with Pass Grade in 5 Ordinary Level subjects (including 05 in English + either Maths or Accountancy) or Pass Grades in 2 Ordinary level subjects together with 2 Pass Grades at Higher Level (Pass Grades to include a minimum of 05 in English + either Maths or Accountancy)

What Will I Study?

Accounting Technician, Year 1 (Certificate)

» Financial Accounting,
» Taxation, Law and Ethics,
» Business Management,
» Work Experience
» (QQI/FETAC Level 5 minor award)

Accounting Technician, Year 2 (Diploma)

» Advanced Financial Accounting,
» Advanced Taxation,
» Management Accounting,
» Integrated Accounting Systems


The Accounting Technician Qualification Ireland is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right: Certificate for Accounting Technicians (1 Year); Diploma for Accounting Technicians (2 Years)

At the end of their two years of study and having complied with all the requirements of Accounting Technicians Ireland, students will be awarded the Certificate MATI (Members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland).

Accounting Technicians Ireland, in a recent survey of their members, state that “almost 95% of our members are employed. As an Accounting Technician you will be qualified to work in many types of accountancy jobs. There are always a strong demand for these skills in the marketplace.

What Qualifications Will I Get When I Finish The Course?

QQI, (ATI) Accounting Technicians Ireland

Career Opportunities and Progression

Students will acquire the skills and qualifications necessary to take up employment in the following areas: Assistant accountant, accountant, accounts, administrator, credit controller, stock controller and banking.

Those who are both interested and suitably qualified may proceed (with exemptions) to qualify as Chartered Accountants, or pursue a career in taxation.

Upon successful completion of Year 2, graduates may transfer to the third year of a Business Degree in Institutes of Technology.


2 Years

Course Code: 

3111 and 3121 

Coláiste Íde College of Further Education Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Dublin 11

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Funded by the Irish Government and supported by the European Union.

Colaiste Ide College of Further Education European Regional Development Fund Ireland's EU Structural Funds Solas CDETB - City of Dublin Education & Training Board