Accounting Technicians Ireland / Teicneoirí Cuntasaíochta Éireann

Progamme Title: Certificate in Accounting Technician (Accounting Technicians Ireland) 

Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly known as the IATI) is the leading Accounting Technician body in Ireland with over 10,000 members and students. Established in 1983, Accounting Technicians Ireland prides itself on providing an internationally recognised accounting qualification and on promoting the highest educational, technical and ethical standards to its members. Its qualification differs from many other academic programmes as it combines professional exams with practical work experience.

As members of Accounting Technicians Ireland, individuals are entitled to put the letters MIATI after their name, seen by many employers as essential when hiring.
Accounting Technicians enjoy excellent career prospects and there is always a strong demand for their skills in the marketplace. 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 accounting bodies.

A qualified Accounting Technician will be able to:

  • Prepare financial statements.
  • Prepare financial reports and other management information.
  • Compute tax liabilities for companies and for individuals.
  • Set up and manage systems for budgets, stock control, cost accounting, cash reconciliation.
  • Set up and manage credit control procedures.
  • Use computers effectively in a business environment.

The Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right.

  • Certificate for Accounting Technicians (1 year)

The Certificate for Accounting Technicians (First Year) offers a progression pathway into the Diploma for Accounting Technicians . Once you successfully complete the first year subjects, you will receive the Certificate for Accounting Technicians award.

  • Diploma for Accounting Technicians (2 years)

For the Diploma you are required to gain experiential learning through two years full time employment (or the equivalent part time). This could be relevant work experience from a previous job or voluntary activity for a group or society. The Diploma qualification is awarded on successful completion of all 8 subjects and two years relevant work experience.

IT Requirements: Students on this course will be required to have a medium spec computer/laptop (i.e. able to run Win 10, an AV solution and Office comfortably. It should be able to use Wi-fi and camera in order to attend online classes, and use other software such as SPSS, Adobe Connect; e.g. Latitude 5510; Latitude 5410;

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Accounting Technicians work alongside qualified accountants in business, industry, private practice and the public sector. The comprehensive training received means that they can play a wide range of roles in any organisation from accounts clerk to assistant accountant, from credit controller to systems administrator.

Year 1

  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Law and Ethics
  • Business Management

Year 2 (NOTE: Year 2 is not being offered in 2021/22)

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Integrated Accounting Systems


This course runs Tuesdays 6-8pm, 8-10pm and Wednesday 6-8pm, 8-10pm 

Course will commence week of 27/09/2021

**Please note that class timetables and modes of delivery are indicative and may be subject to change, depending on public health advice**



Applications for this course are now open (Year 1 only)

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For further info on how to make an application, visit 

Accounting Technicians Ireland may be contacted at :

47-49 Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Tel : (01) 649 8100

Email :

Web : www.


TU Code



NFQ Level 6 (Special Purpose Award - 32 ECTS)


Certificate in Accounting Technician


2 years

Course Type


Mode of Study

Part Time

Method of Delivery

Classroom, Online

Commencement Date

September 2021




€1000 per year/€250 per module

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