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Accounting Technician Year 2

Accounting Technicians are qualified professionals who work at all levels of finance. Accounting Technicians are widely employed throughout the public sector, industry, business and private accountancy practices. They can perform many of the same functions as accountants and are qualified to prepare full financial accounts.

Accounting Technicians fill a wide range of positions including:

  • Audit Assistant
  • Credit Controller
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Tax Advisor
  • Budgeting Analyst
  • Accounts Manager
  • Financial Controller
  • Assistant Accountant

While the Accounting Technician qualification is in itself a passport to a rewarding career, graduates may continue their studies, to become fully qualified professional Accountants.


CERTIFICATION: Diploma for Accounting Technicians (Year 2)

COURSE STRUCTURE: Students will attend college 4 days a week. Students will go on work placement 1 day a week.


Students must have completed the Certificate for Accounting Technician (Year 1) successfully before completing the Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

Student Service Contribution:

Student Service Contribution is €200.

Those wishing to avail of grant support are encouraged to apply without delay to SUSI at www.susi.ie

Programme of Study

Accounting Technician, Year 2 (Diploma)

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


The Accounting Technician Qualification Ireland is divided into two parts, each of which is a qualification in its own right: Certificate for Accounting Technicians (1 Year); Diploma for Accounting Technicians (2 Years)

At the end of their two years of study and having complied with all the requirements of Accounting Technicians Ireland, students will be awarded the Certificate MATI (Members of the Accounting Technicians Ireland).

Higher Education Progression

Many who qualify as Accounting Technicians go on to continue their studies, using the qualification as a steppingstone to eventually become qualified professional accountants.

An example of some of the institutions you can continue your studies:

  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Ireland (CPA)
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA)
  • B.A. in Accounting (Hons) – WIT
  • BBS in Accounting and Finance – TU Dublin

Link: https://www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie/images/uploads/general/Guide_to_Further_Study_September_2019.pdf

Gorey Further Education and Training Centre,
Gorey Civic Centre,
The Avenue,
Co. Wexford,
Y25 A6Y2
Waterford & Wexford Educational Training Board
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