IWD | Women in Finance | Pitman Training Kerry

International Women's Day - Women in Finance




In a nod to International Women’s Day in March we are highlighting those traditional Male Dominated Careers where women are excelling in each week this month.

This week we focus on Accounting and Finance Careers

A career in accounts can be extremely rewarding. It is a good secure profession that is always in high demand and has lots of potential to offer inspiring and interesting options at every level for women. In the accounting field in Ireland female participation in the profession has strengthened with recent studies showing a 50/50 split. However one of the primary challenges that women face in today’s accounting field is that it is hard to get promoted and advance beyond the role of Part Qualified Accountant or Accounts Assistant which in turn results in female accountants are often paid less than men who qualified at the same time.  A positive step in the right direction last May was the appointment of Shauna Greely who was elected President of Chartered Accounts Ireland – the first female president in over 30 years in this organisation.

The steps available to get those Professional Accountancy qualifications in Kerry with Pitman Training

At Pitman Training Kerry we offer our students the opportunity to gain a world renowned accounting qualification from the AAT (The Association of Accounting Technicians) there are a number of options to help you get started and in particular a 3 step programme to a high level professional qualification:

Step 1 Pitman Training Accounting Technician Diploma with AAT (level 2)

This Diploma is aimed at anyone wanting to learn and develop their bookkeeping, payroll and accounting skills. It covers valuable skills for bookkeepers, payroll and finance administrators and even small business owners.

With the AAT Certificate of Accounting qualification that you gain upon passing the course, you will have proved your level of knowledge and that will be invaluable to your career.

Step 2 Pitman Training Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT (level 3)

Enhancing your AAT qualifications to hold the Advanced Diploma in Accounting will open the door to more senior level positions and from here there are further training and career progression options which can lead to more senior level accounting positions such as Management Accountant and Business Tax Specialist. You study Advanced Bookkeeping, Final Accounts Preparation, Management Accounting, Ethics for Accountants amongst others.

Alternatively there is an excellent course that combines both steps 1 and 2 which is the Pitman Training Advanced Diploma in Accounting with AAT Foundation – a comprehensive training programme suitable for beginners, designed to give you bookkeeping and accounting knowledge.

Step 3 Pitman Training Professional Diploma in Accounting with AAT (level 4) – this training is the natural next step to build and progress your accounting career in order to pursue more senior accountancy roles such as VAT Accountant, Treasurer, Assistant Financial Accountant, Finance Controller, Payroll Manager and many more. You will study Management Accounting modules, Financial Statements of Limited Companies and Accounting Systems and Controls along with an elective module such as Tax or External Auditing. This will enable you to progress your career to more senior management and accountancy roles.


Take the next step towards Accounting or Finance jobs in Kerry

Our team in Pitman Training Kerry can work with you to help you best choose your career path and offer guidance and advice on how to reach your goals. If the path you are aiming for involves a refresh skill-set or brand new training they are on-hand for any advice you may need such as relevant courses, CV or interview skills. Our training programmes are flexible and at times to work around each student so training can easily fit in around current work or family commitments. Students can train part-time, full-time, evenings, weekends and from home.

For further information on our wide range of Kerry courses or simply for FREE Career advice, CV or top interview skills contact us today or call us 066 718 5775 /FREEPHONE 1800 532 632, email [email protected] or WhatsApp 087 0710444.




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