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CR400
Accounting

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Accountants are involved in making many decisions necessary for the efficient operation of a business. Therefore, a well-run accounting function is critically important to the long-term management of a business.

This four year Honours Degree programme offers an advanced specialist education in accounting as a firm base for either further academic study or for pursuing a professional qualification with one of the professional accountancy bodies. CIT offers Accounting students the benefit of small class sizes initially which assist with a smoother transition from second level and all CIT Accounting lecturers have professional qualifications and relevant industry experience.


 
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CR400 - Accounting
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR400 - Accounting
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POTENTIAL AREAS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Accountant in Practice
• Accountant in Industry
• Banking/Finance
• Teaching and Lecturing

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates from CIT accounting programmes secure employment within accountancy practices and also as accountants in industry.

In practices, graduates work in the “Big 4” accountancy firms (PwC, KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte), and with medium and small accountancy firms. Industry employers include Apple, EMC, Dairygold, Kerry Group, Quintas, Musgrave Group, South Western Services (SWS), Financial Control Outsourcing Services (FCOS), PepsiCo, Bank of New York Mellon and State Street Bank.



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