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The advise that I would give to someone considering this job is to do their Leaving Cert and do the Transition year as this would give an opportunity to get some job experience or do some voluntary work within the community.

Do a Level 5 FETAC health related course. The skills and qualities that are needed to do this type of work are a real sense of caring for other people, communication skills, listening skills, be able to take and give constructive criticism without causing or taking offence, patience a willing to give your best effort to your work.
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Accounting Technician - Year 2

Course Code(s):  ATI
QQI Award Code: 
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code ATI
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course prepares students for the Examinations of the Accounting Technicians Ireland as well as QQI Minor awards.

Qualified Accounting Technicians may work at middle management level and may provide support services for senior management in commercial/industrial or public sector organisations or in the office of practising accountants. An Accounting Technicians qualification may lead to a career as an Assistant Accountant, Credit Controller or Payroll Administrator. The qualification provides advanced entry (2nd year) to Business & Accounting courses in some third level colleges. Students may also work as qualified Accounting Technicians.

What will you Study?

Year 1 (Certificate):
Financial Accounting
Taxation
Business Management
Law and Ethics

QQI Minor Awards:
Computerised and Manual Accounts
Spreadsheets
Communications
Work Experience

Year 2 (Diploma):
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Management Accounting
Integrated Accounting Systems (IAS)
Work Experience (2 Years)
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. 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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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Accountancy & Taxation
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