This course is geared towards applicants who are looking to develop a professional career in accounting. Accounting Technician Apprentices work four days a week with the employer and study one day a week with the college, on a two-year contract.
It is a two year paid apprenticeship which combines ‘on-the-job’ work experience with academic study.
If you would like to become an Accounting Technician Apprenticeship (Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Accounting) in January 2024, please read the information on this page, and visit Accounting Technician Apprenticeship ROI | Accounting Technicians Ireland to read:
- The full Accounting Technician Occupational Profile
- The detailed Recruitment Process
- The full Eligibility Guide and Application Advice
Applications are now open for January 2024. Please visit https://www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie/study-ati/accounting-technician-apprenticeship/apprenticeship-applications to apply.
ATI will follow up on your application directly.
A guide for applicants is available HERE.
An overview of the apprenticeship course is available HERE.
What does an Accounting Technician do?
Maintaining a set of accounts is a fundamental element of any business from a sole trader to large multinationals.
An Accounting Technician supports all elements of accounts function, including income and expenditure, balance sheet transactions, statutory returns and payroll requirements.
The Accounting Technician is concerned with bookkeeping, and processes all accounts payable and receivable in order to prepare, or support the preparation of, periodic accounts. They record and monitor income and expenditure including accrued and deferred income.
The Accounting Technician completes regular bank reconciliations and accounts for/completes statutory returns. Regular analysis and reports are undertaken to contribute to producing accounts.
The Accounting Technician produces management accounts and supplies vital financial information as to the running of the Company. They have the ability to do costing and cost controls.
The Accounting Technician prepares company annual budgets and monitors the progress of this throughout the year. They prepare, or assist in the preparation of, company year-end financial statements.
Applications have to be made directly to ATI at www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie.
The minimum eligibility criteria are as follows:
School-leavers should have a Leaving Certificate with pass grades in:
- Five ordinary level subjects (including an O6 in English and Maths or Accountancy.) or
- Two ordinary level and two higher level subjects (including an O6 in English and Maths or Accountancy.) or
- Applied Leaving Certificate applicants should contact the Student Services Team on 01 649 8180 for further information.
Mature & Prior learners who have reached 21 years of age but do not possess the minimum educational requirements may still apply to do the course based on age, experience or a nationally recognised qualification such as a QQI award.
Note: It is at the employer’s discretion to enhance the entry criteria for selection. An offer of a place on this course is contingent on the applicant meeting the entry requirements set out here and being offered an apprenticeship contract by a registered employer.
If you undertook a PLC course after your Leaving Cert, you are considered a Previous Qualification Holder, and should provide details on your application form. See the Previous Qualification Holder Eligibility Guide below.
The levels listed below refer to the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) in the Republic of Ireland.