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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:

    9th September 2019

Admission Requirements:

Leaving Certificate with a minimum of Grade D3 in five subjects at Ordinary level. 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 2018-2019 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.

Course Duration

2 Years

Delivery & Commencement Date

CIT Bishopstown Campus:

Year 1 & Year 2: Tuesday & Thursday, 6.30pm - 9.30pm, /7.00pm - 10.00pm commencing Tuesday 11th September 2018.

Course Content

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

Important Dates

Exemption Deadline 
Monday 1st October 2018
Please note that applications for exemptions must be made directly to the Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Exam registration Closing Date IAS:
23rd November 2018.
All other subjects: 8th February 2019 (May sitting) and 12th July 2019 for August sitting.

Registration Closing Date for 1st year with ATI:
26 October 2018.

Registration Closing date for 2nd year/continuing students:
No deadline but deadline for Stepped Payments is 26th October 2018.

New Student:
ATI contact Vincent Judge at the Institute:
T: 01 6498128 E:

Second year/continuing Student contact ATI:
Student Services at the Institute
T: 01 6498180 E:


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 in September 2019 
  • 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.
  • 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
CIT Bishopstown Campus Venue: Year 1 applications


CIT Bishopstown Campus Venue:  Year 2 applications










Ms Ann Marie Twomey
021 433 5904