Earn as you learn on an innovative and practical route to a career in accountancy

Accounting Technicians have the skills to succeed

Accounting Technicians Ireland has been supplying high-calibre graduates to Northern Ireland’s Accountancy & Finance jobs market for more than 30 years.

Our graduates have the skills to perform all kinds of accountancy roles, at all levels of finance.

We work closely with our partner colleges across the island of Ireland, including the six Regional Colleges of Northern Ireland.

Lecturers in these colleges are highly experienced in teaching our programme and ensuring that students emerge from their studies with a high standard of academic knowledge and a wide range of practical skills.

Accounting Technicians have the skills to carry out financial roles associated with fully trained accountants including:

Programme modules

Higher Level Apprentices acquire these skills by studying our comprehensive accounting technician programme and putting academic theory into practice through two years of work experience. You’ll study:

First Year:

Second Year:

“The HLA in Accountancy provides a wonderful opportunity for those who are ready to learn while they earn. The model provides a two-year employment contract incorporating on- and off-the-job training in a supported, mentored environment, both in the workplace and college. We are delighted to see its success through the achievements of our recent graduates.”

Leonie Power, Course Coordinator, Lecturer and Mentor on the HLA in Accountancy, Belfast Metropolitan College.

Graduates have the skills to succeed as an Accounting Technician in all sectors of the economy, and they have the opportunity to progress to further study with Chartered Accountants Ireland.