Why consider an Accounting Technician Career in Waterford?

22/01/19

    

 

 

What is an Accounting Technician?

Accounting Technicians are qualified accounting professionals that work at all levels of finance.  They can perform a wide range of finance roles, from accounts staff to financial controller and so on.  There are excellent career prospects for accounting technicians, they can work in a wide variety of finance roles for example; local and central government, the health service, banks, insurance companies, self-employed, private accountancy firms etc.  There is a strong demand for accountancy skills in the marketplace.

Accounting Technicians must carry out the following duties:

  • managing payrolls
  • communicating with managerial staff, colleagues and clients
  • arranging payments for invoices
  • undertaking financial administration
  • monitoring financial transactions
  • bookkeeping
  • preparing accounts, reports, budgets, commentaries and financial statements

 

AAT

The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the world’s leading professional body for Accounting Technicians.  AAT qualifications are internationally recognised and cover on practical, real-world accounting skills that you can put to use from day one.  There are many and gaining the skills employers want.

Here at Pitman Training in Waterford

Our Awards and Diplomas for Accounting Technicians combines the excellence of Pitman Training’s reputation and practical learning with industry leading knowledge from AAT, the professional body for accountancy with the ultimate aim of gaining an AAT Certificate in Accounting qualification.  We offer many AAT courses such as Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT, Foundation Award in Bookkeeping with AAT, Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT, Foundation Diploma in Bookkeeping with AAT, Foundation Diploma in Accounting with AAT, Professional Diploma in Accounting with AAT and Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation.  

 

In terms of professional skills needed, at a minimum you would need to qualify in Bookkeeping, Sage 50 Accounts, Payroll Manual and Computerised and Microsoft Excel. Being familiar with Irish Business Accounts can help you gain an understanding of balance sheets, profit and loss accounts etc. 

Career Prospects

From the role of accounting technician, you can progress to higher positions such as: auditor, directors of finance, finance controller, internal auditor, payroll manager, tax analyst.  The average salary in Waterford for an Accounts Technician is €30,442 (which can rise with years’ experience).  In the last 12 months the average wage has increased by 5.02% compared to the previous year.

At Pitman Training Waterford we can help

Have you ever thought about being an Accounting Technician but had no training to pursue your career or increase your opportunities?  Our team in our Waterford training centre will work with you to help build the perfect programme to suit your goals and needs. Our training courses are flexible and at times to work around each student so you can train part-time, full-time, evenings, weekends and from home.

For information on our range of Waterford courses in these areas contact us today or call us 051 574 136, email [email protected] or WhatsApp/SMS 087 396 0854.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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