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Accounting Technicians Ireland

  • Course Code


  • Field of Study


  • Type of Course:

    Special Qualification

  • Type of Qualification:

    Special Award

  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    4th September 2020

Admission Requirements:

Leaving Certificate Grade O6/H7 (pre. 2017, Grade D3 Ordinary Level) in five subjects. Subjects passed must include English, and either Mathematics or Accounting.


Mature students without a Leaving Certificate may be admitted at the discretion of Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Course summary

To provide a qualification in Accounting and Information Skills for persons working at support levels in accounting firms and public practice, in industry and commerce and in the public sector.


Organisation and Professional Development

All part-time programmes at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.


Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2020-2021 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.


Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions. Students will be notified of their fees by e-mail to their CIT e-mail account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.


For more information on fees, please visit fees/students  


Course fee

Year 1 €900
Year 2 €990
(excl. exam fees payable to Accounting Technicians Ireland).
Fees to be paid in full on registration


Professional Accountancy Courses

Registration fees, annual subscription, examination fees etc. are payable to Professional Bodies for each of the accountancy courses. These are not included in the course fees quoted. Please take note of the closing dates for examination registration. Before accepting a place on this course, students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable). Click here for detailed information.


Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance. They can work in all types of organisations and are widely employed throughout the public sector, industry and commerce, and in private accountancy practices. They are involved in the day-to-day practical work of accountancy and play a key operational role in producing reliable financial information. Accounting Technicians can perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts staff to financial controller and beyond.



2 Years



CIT Bishopstown Campus
Year 1 & Year 2: Tuesday & Thursday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, /7.00pm - 10.00pm commencing September 2020.



Year 1
Financial Accounting
Law & Ethics
Business Management


Year 2
Advanced Financial Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Integrated Accounting Systems
Management Accounting


Work Experience
Essential Accounting Skills
Advanced Accounting Skills
Personal Development for Accounting Technicians
Using Information Technology
Maintaining Accounting Systems
Maintaining Statutory Compliance


Institute Information
Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI)
47/49 Pearse Street
Dublin 2
T: 01 649 8100
W: www.accountingtechniciansireland.ie


Important Dates

Exemption Deadline 
Wednesday 30th September 2020
Please note that applications for exemptions must be made directly to the Accounting Technicians Ireland.


Exam registration Closing Date IAS:
20th November 2020

All other subjects: 5th February 2021 (May sitting) and 16th July 2021 for August sitting.


Registration Closing Date for 1st year with ATI:
23rd October 2020.


Registration Closing date for 2nd year/continuing students:
No deadline but deadline for Stepped Payments is 23rd October 2020.



New Student:
ATI contact Vincent Judge at the Institute:
T: 01 6498128 E: vjudge@accountingtechniciansireland.ie.


Second year/continuing student contact ATI:
Student Services at the Institute
T: 01 6498180 E: students@accountingtechniciansireland.ie.


Please note that applications for exemptions must be made directly to the Accounting Technicians Ireland.


Awarding Body

Accounting Technicians Ireland

  • Online application is open for course commencing September 2020.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €495 online if a place on a course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay an acceptance fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.
  • Late applications may be considered should any places become available.
  • Some candidates may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning based on previous academic or work experience.  If you think  you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning, please check out www.cit.ie/rpl

CIT Bishopstown Campus Venue: Year 1 applications


CIT Bishopstown Campus Venue:  Year 2 applications










Ms Ann Marie Twomey
021 433 5904