Accounting Technician (ATI): Year 1

balance sheet ok by Philippe Put @Flickr
balance sheet ok by Philippe Put @Flickr

This is the first year or a two-year study programme is designed to prepare learners for employment in accounting departments of commercial, industrial or public sector organisations or in the offices of practicing accountants. It provides a valuable qualification in accounting and information skills and membership of Accounting Technician Ireland (ATI), a professional body sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

The Accounting Technician programme is an ideal preparation for the pursuit of a career in professional accountancy.

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Tutor Profile:

Catherine McCarthy is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Tax Adviser from CPA and Griffith College, holds a Certificate in Business Studies from Cork Institute of Technology, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Accounting Technicians in Ireland. Catherine has over twenty years experience working in an accounting practice: completing accounts, tax returns, vat returns and payroll for sole traders, partnerships, companies and companies limited by guarantee; and is an expert tutor in accounting and taxation.

Is this course for me?

  • Find out more about the type of people who take our courses.
  • Applicants must hold the Leaving Certificate with a minimum of a Grade D (Ordinary) in at least FIVE subjects including English and Maths or Accounting OR a minimum of Grade D in FOUR Leaving Certificate subjects with at least TWO of these attained at Higher
  • Learners aged 18 and over. Level.
  • Mature Learners (over 21) may be exempt from Leaving Certificate requirements.


  • Fee includes cost of revision seminars held outside of regular class times. Separate registration fees, examination fees, and fees for manuals are due to be paid to ATI. Please check their website for details.

Mallow Classes

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Nights: Monday and Tuesday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 26 Weeks

Price: €810.00, *€800.00 with online discount, €567.00 for Social Welfare, €567.00 for Old Age Pension recipients, €486.00 for current and just graduated Mallow College day students.


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Course Modules

  • Monday: Law & Ethics, Business Management.
  • Tuesday: Financial Accounting, Taxation.
  • Examinations – Summer or Autumn sitting.

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