Accounting Technician (ATI): Year 1 Remote/Blended

Award – Certificate for Accounting Technicians (Equates to a Level 6 on the NFQ in the Republic of Ireland)

Thinking about becoming an Accounting Technician? This is the course for you. Accounting Technicians Ireland qualification is your passport to a rewarding career in accountancy or business. Obtain this professional qualification in just two years. Accounting Technicians are qualified to work in many accountancy roles with strong demand for qualified accounting technicians in the workplace. The employment of accounting and financial technicians is one of the highest growth rates among business and finance occupations.

Programme Aims

This course covers the First Year syllabus from Accounting Technicians Ireland. The ATI Syllabus can be accessed from their website here.

The aim of this programme is to equip candidates with an array of transferable business skills, as well as technical knowledge of finance and accountancy practice. The programme provides candidates with expertise, experience and knowledge in areas such as financial accounting and budgeting, costing and credit control, payroll and tax returns for various types of business entities.


• Professional foundation in accountancy and business

• Important digital skills for the workplace

• Increased skillset to advance your career • Opportunity to progress to Diploma level

The Certificate for Accounting Technicians is designed to give you a solid grounding in business as well as a strong foundation in accountancy. It is the first step on your journey to a new and rewarding career as an Accounting Technician. The Certificate prepares you to carry out basic accounting tasks in the workplace and allows you to progress on to the Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

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, and cash reconciliation.
  • Set up and manage credit control procedures.
  • Use computers effectively in a business environment.

Course Fees

Mayo College tuition fess are €750 for Year 1.

Students must also register directly with the ATI and pay their fees. These fees are separate and are not included in the course tuition fees payable to Mayo College.

The ATI fees for 2023/2024 can be found here.

Course Dates

Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm for 26 weeks

October:  18th & 19th, 25th & 26th

November: 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th

December: 6th & 7th, 13th & 14, 19th & 20th

January 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th, 31st

February: 1st, 7th & 8th, 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th

March: 6th & 7th, 13th &14th, 20th & 21st

April: 3rd & 4th, 10th & 11th, 17th & 18th, 24th & 25th

Start Date

Wednesday 18th October @ 6.30pm

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