Higher education and career opportunities in accounting in Ireland

Higher education in Ireland

 Accounting as a profession is very ancient, which attracts people from any field. Students or graduates of different mediums can come here and build a career. Accounting is one of the most important part of any organization's success. And the biggest advantage of this department is that with the knowledge gained in this regard, responsibilities can be fulfilled in many sectors. Accountants are needed in all sectors like financial services, banking, retail, government, healthcare, information technology.

It is also possible to work full time, part time, online service, as an apprentice according to the convenience of the person in this sector. So the potential accountants of the future can find a course or field of work in this sector of their choice. There is a huge demand for accountants worldwide. There are also several international standard courses for this. There is a great opportunity to build a career in the accounting department by completing these courses.

 The Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority or IAASA oversees the accountant profession in Ireland. There are four major accounting firms listed in the country. These are the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Public Accountants (ICA).

There are many opportunities for foreign students to study accounting in Ireland. The country offers all of the internationally recognized courses for becoming a professional accountant. However, students will have the opportunity to be admitted to these courses according to their previous degree. The one-year, two-year and four-year courses offer academic education as well as the opportunity to gain practical experience at a recognized institution. In other words, there is a system in these courses to make a student fully qualified to take accounting as a profession. There are also separate courses for creating skilled manpower, i.e. accounting technicians, on the technical side of accounting.

To become an accountant, most students take a third-level business degree before a specialized course in accounting. In these cases it takes four years to become an accountant. However, for those who have a university degree, it takes less time. But before getting admitted somewhere, you have to know well about different types of courses. Any student should start the course with a detailed idea of ​​which course will suit their skills and what will be the impact on their professional career.

Chartered Accountant (ACA / FCA)

Students with a bachelor's degree in any department can be admitted to this course. There are two main ways to become a chartered accountant. One can do this under a training agreement with any recognized organization. The other is called Flexible Route, where the interested person can do the course while keeping his current job. The syllabus of the two courses is the same, but the teaching process is different.

Certified Accountant (ACCA, FCCA)

There are opportunities to do this course for both undergraduate and graduate students. Certificate students from this course can work efficiently in any branch of the accounting department. In order to achieve ACCA, students need a certain period of work experience in leadership, communication and business awareness knowledge (ethics module) and good sense in addition to specific exams.

Cost and Management Accountants (CIMA / FCMA)

It is the job of management accountants to analyze financial and non-financial information to determine the company's policy. The course is open to all. Even if you have not studied trade before, there is an opportunity to get admission in it. Experienced people in the workplace can also be admitted.

Accounting Technician Route (ATI)

For undergraduates, especially before becoming a full-fledged accountant in this course, they can develop themselves as an accountant technician. Accounting Technicians Ireland is a subsidiary of Chartered Accountants Ireland. It is also a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

The students of this course work hand-in-hand in an institution four days a week. And they have to take classes one day a week at local colleges in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Monaghan, Galway, Wicklow or Waterford for two years. The apprenticeship fee for this work-based education course is 19,600 euros a year. Any student at school level or undergraduate can take any higher degree in accounting including CS after completing this course.

Gillian Doherty, Chief Operating Officer of Accounting Technicians Ireland, said: "Our students have a good place in any future business education as a result of their apprenticeships, academic education and two years of work experience."

How is the salary?

According to the information of ie.indeed.com, an accountant gets an average salary of 45 thousand, financial accountant 56 thousand, accounting manager 62 thousand, auditor 55 thousand, controller 39 thousand, bookkeeper 22 thousand and a financial analyst 45 thousand euros a year.

Visit accountingtechniciansireland.ie/ for details. Also, for more information on accounting higher education in Ireland, visit:

* Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (iaasa.ie)

* Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ireland.accaglobal.com)

* Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (charteredaccountants.ie)

* Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (cpaireland.ie)

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