Difficulties in the Irish economy in recent years have brought into sharp focus the importance of the accounting practices and activities of companies, government departments, and financial institutions.
The good times saw the generation of unprecedented levels of wealth and investment in our infrastructure. ‘Full employment’ became a reality. Continued economic growth and expansion seemed a certainty, until the collapse of the banking system brought the famed ‘Celtic Tiger’ to its knees. The economic trend of expansion was slammed into reverse resulting in financial uncertainty, increasing unemployment rates, higher taxes and some frustration in the search for solutions.
Dynamic business environment
As with any financial crisis, when things go wrong, people want answers and pressures come to bear on those in authority to ensure it never happens again. The solution? Properly executed accountancy practices and procedures to achieve accountability, corporate social responsibility, and an all-important audit trail.
More focus than ever before has now been placed on the roles of those employed in the financial services sector in ensuring robust corporate governance, sustainable financial practices, ethical business behaviour and a healthy national economy. The outcome of this is likely to be a dynamic business environment of abundant career opportunities for those with accounting and financial qualifications.
Prepare yourself to avail of these career opportunities by studying for highly regarded professional accountancy qualifications at Rathmines College of Further Education.
You can achieve an Accounting Technician qualification in just two years, progress to Advanced Diploma level and even have an option to gain an honours degree from Oxford Brookes University.
Rathmines College is a long-established provider of professional accountancy courses in a student-centred environment where quality matters. The college is a Gold Approved ACCA Learning Partner with a rich tradition of excellence. Rathmines College students have placed 1st in Ireland and 2nd in the World in ACCA exams. The courses can equip learners to go straight into employment or progress to an Institute of Technology or University.
Rathmines College is also one of the first colleges in Ireland to become an Accounting Technicians Ireland Apprenticeship provider. This apprenticeship has been developed to meet the requirements of business and gives candidates the opportunity to earn an income while following a practical pathway to a career in accountancy.
Accounting Technician Apprentices develop skills in a range of accountancy areas including bookkeeping, accounts preparation, VAT analysis, reporting, credit control, tax, audit and payroll.
Apprentices work full-time with a registered employer and attend Rathmines College one day per week for classes. They are mentored in both the workplace and the college over the course of a two year programme.
Whatever pathway you choose, when you choose Rathmines College, you choose quality.