Accounting Technician Diploma - Year 2


Accounting Technicians perform accounting duties at middle management levels in commercial, industrial, public sector organisations and in the offices of practising Accountants. Accounting Technicians Ireland founded in 1983, is one of the fastest growing professional bodies in Ireland, with more than 10,000 members and students.

Accounting Technicians fill a wide range of positions including:

  • Accounts Clerk/Manager
  • Assistant Accountant
  • Audit Assistant
  • Credit Controller
  • Payroll Administrator
  • Stock Controller

The Accounting Technician, having gained appropriate experience, will be competent in:

  • Preparation of financial statements reports and other management information
  • Computation of tax liabilities
  • Setting up and managing systems for budgets
  • Stock control
  • Cost accounting
  • Cash reconciliation
  • Credit control
  • Using Information Technology (IT) effectively

While the Accounting Technician qualification is in itself a passport to a rewarding career, many graduates continue their studies, to become fully qualified professional Accountants

Assessment and certification

Students take examinations in June each year. Repeat sittings are taken in August. All examinations are set and graded independently of the Institute by Accounting Technicians Ireland.

Exam results are generally available in July (June sitting) and late September (August sitting) and are sent directly to the student by Accounting Technicians Ireland.

On successful completion of Second Year students may become Affiliate Members of Accounting Technicians Ireland allowing them to maintain their professional affiliation while they complete the work experience requirement of the Diploma.

When graduates have completed two years of approved relevant work experience, students are awarded the Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

Entry Requirements

Students must have completed Year 1 of the Accounting Technician course before registering for Year 2. It is possible to continue to Year 2 while no more than one of either the Business Law or Business Management modules is outstanding from Year 1.



  • 6:30 pm-8:15 pm - Advanced Taxation
  • 8:15 pm-10:00 pm - Advanced Financial Accounting


  • 6:30 pm-8:30 pm - Integrated Accounting Systems
  • 8:30 pm-10:00 pm - Management Accounting

Further Information

Further information on the qualification and textbook, professional and examination fees is available in the  Accounting Technicians Ireland Prospectus - the fee for 2020/21 is €760 covering class materials (texts/online resources), examinations and student membership of Accounting Technicians Ireland. Please consult page 24 of the prospectus to learn more about the costs and the opportunity to make "stepped payments" to ATI.

You are required to SEPARATELY register with ATI. Online registration with ATI is available from Summer 2020 and you can pay for examinations, student registration and text books in instalments. Please visit Accounting Technicians Ireland to register

Attendance and Calendar

Term will commence on Monday 28 September 2020  and run for twenty five academic weeks.


You can download the academic calendar here.

Course Fees

€695 tuition payable to BFEI on enrolment.

Additional charge €760 payable to Accounting Technicians Ireland re class materials (texts/oline resources), examination fees and student membership of Accounting Technicians Ireland. See page 24 of the ATI prospectus for further information.


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