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Limerick College of Further Education

Limerick College of Further Education


 

Accounting Technician


Course Code:  5N1977 5N1952 ATIX
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This 2 year, full time programme is for those aspiring to become members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI), a professional body sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Accounting Technicians work in Accountancy fi rms, the corporate sector or the public sector. The ATI Programme is an ideal preparation for the pursuit of a career in Professional accountancy.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Year 1:
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Law and Ethics
Business Management

Year 2:
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
Learners also take QQI modules in Spreadsheet Methods and ICS In Year 1

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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