Olga Miron from Blackpool.

We’re accounting on you!

An outstanding Cork student was among a group of graduates to be conferred membership by Ireland’s leading professional body for accounting technicians recently.

Olga Miron from Blackpool was conferred by Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) after receiving her diploma for accounting technician at UCC. Graduates were conferred across three programmes: the Accounting Technician Apprenticeship, the Higher-Level Apprenticeship and the Diploma for Accounting Technicians.

Fellowships were also awarded to experienced accounting Technicians Ireland members in recognition of their contribution and expertise.

ATI qualifications, which can be obtained in as little as two years, combine professional exams and assessments with practical work experience and are recognised as the fastest pathway to a fulfilling a rewarding professional accounting career. The organisation’s recognised and respected qualifications are available to school-leavers, those changing career or those looking to get back to work. They are also available to mature students and people working in business, industry or small practice.

ATI delivers its programmes via a network of partner colleges and employers all over the island of Ireland, as well as online, and its syllabus is tailored to suit students in both jurisdictions. Students can study full-time, part-time, online and as apprentices. Enrolment for the next academic year of the Accounting Technicians Ireland Diploma, starting later this month, is now open until 28 January.

ATI provides nationally and internationally recognised accounting qualifications, with graduates going on to be employed in industry, commerce, private practice and the public sector. The qualifications can potentially open a world of employment opportunities to graduates across a broad range of accounting and finance roles while enabling students further progress to senior financial management posts. Holders of these qualifications are highly-regarded qualified professionals working at all levels of finance throughout the private and public sector, industry and commerce, and in accountancy practices.

Gillian Doherty, Chief Operations Officer at ATI said: “There is continuing strong demand for accounting and financial skills in industry, practice and the public sector, with many employers supporting their staff by meeting programme fees. We work closely with employers to ensure qualifications prepare our graduates to succeed in the workplace.

“Through our flexible online programmes and partnership with employers, colleges and training providers across the island, students are able to gain professional qualifications whilst working remotely, where required, and living in their local area.

“Through membership of ATI, graduates benefit from regular training and career support, ensuring the continued relevance of the Accounting Technician qualifications to the wider professional environment.”

For more information, visit accountingtechniciansireland.ie.