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Certificate in Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly IATI - INSTITUTE OF ACCOUNTING TECHNICIANS IN IRELAND)

Course code: BN709 Entry Route into programme:
Duration: 2 years part time (4 semesters)
NFQ level: --
Fee: ITB Fee €900 per year (or €225 per module.) ITB fees are additional to any registration, subscription, examination or exemption fees from Accounting Technicians Ireland. Please check with Accounting Technicians Ireland directly.
Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm-10pm
Award title: Accounting Technician
Credits for Full Award: --
Awarding Body: ITB  


Minimum Entry Requirements

Standard minimum entry requirements as defined by Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly IATI). It is the responsibility of all students to confirm they meet the Accounting Technicians Ireland entry requirements.



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.


Course Content

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.


Course Subjects

First Year Second Year
  • Financial Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Law and Ethics
  • Business Management
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Taxation
  • Management Accounting
  • Integrated Accounting Systems


Who Should Attend?

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.


Registration and Assessment

First Year
Every first year student must register with Accounting Technicians Ireland and pay a registration fee in addition to registering at ITB. First year students may be granted exemptions from certain subjects on the basis of prior achievements. More details of registration and the exemption process may be obtained directly from Accounting Technicians Ireland. Students should note that fees for registration and exemptions apply.

Second Year
Second year students must pay an annual student subscription to Accounting Technicians Ireland (formerly IATI). No exemptions are granted to second year students.


Please note:

Exams are conducted by Accounting Technicians Ireland in summer (May) and autumn (August) of each year. All students must submit Examination Application forms directly to Accounting Technicians Ireland each year.


Single Subject Certification

Students may take single subjects from this course and complete the course over
a number of years. However students who do not attempt all four modules in the one sitting on their first attempt are ineligible for an overall credit pass or honours.
Students who may wish to go on to further studies should consider taking all four second year level subjects together as it can have implications later. Students have six years from the date of registration with Accounting Technicians Ireland to complete the qualification.


Alignment and Recognition

The Certificate for Accounting Technicians & the Diploma for Accounting Technicians are aligned for Level 6 of the Irish National Qualifications Framework (NFQ) in the Republic of Ireland.


How to Apply ?


In order to get started on the Accounting Technicians Ireland Programme, you need to Apply Online here at the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

and also

Register directly with the Accounting Technicians Ireland.


For further details please contact the marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail:


Accounting Technicians Ireland may be contacted at :

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

Web : www.

What our students say...

Lisa Kelly

"On the course, everything is like really different and you think it's going to be really hard, but the resources that are available to you are really great. Like the maths teacher has a website for maths, and like that's grand and the way things are taught, it’s not the same all the time."

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