What is an Accounting Technician?

Accounting Technicians can work on their own or alongside professional accountants. In a small company, they may be the only qualified employee looking after the finance function, while in a larger company, they may be working as part of a team alongside accountants and administrative staff. While they are not accountants, they can perform many of the same functions and are qualified to take accounts beyond trial balance stage, as well as prepare full financial accounts.

Why Consider an Accountancy Career?

Accounting Technicians enjoy excellent career prospects. They can work in a wide variety of finance roles for many types of organisations, including manufacturing companies, local and central government, the health service, banks and insurance companies and private accountancy firms. Self-employment is also a possibility for qualified technicians.

In addition, many who qualify as Accounting Technicians go on to continue their studies, using the qualification as a stepping stone to eventually becoming professional accountants with one of the other bodies.

Our 2017 Programmes for Year 1 and Year 2 are due to commence in September 2017 and will run for two evenings a week (Tuesday and Thursday).

Please download a student prospectus directly from ATI website for further information

If you would like to learn more about this qualification please let us know your details and join us for our upcoming Open Evening. You can contact Lisa on 071 9130742 to register your interest. We look forward to seeing you there.

Contact us now to register your interest and start your new career

Commencing September 2017 for two evenings per week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) 

Strong Demand for Accountancy Skills in the Marketplace

Our most recent member survey shows 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 is always a strong demand for these skills in the marketplace, indeed the National Skills Bulletin which is produced by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs has identified accounting and finance as a sector where there are skills shortages. 

A Flexible Career Choice

  • Private accountancy firms
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • The health service
  • Local and central government
  • Many qualified accounting technicians are also self-employed