Succeed in accounting with ATI

Whether you are a school-leaver, changing career, or looking to get back to work, our recognised and respected qualifications will open up the door to a rewarding career in accounting.

Our qualifications combine professional exams and assessments with practical work experience, and the MIATI designation is the first thing employers will look for when recruiting Accounting Technicians.

We deliver our programmes via a network of partner colleges all over the island of Ireland, and our syllabus is tailored for students in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

You can get the specification for the accounting technician qualification here.

You can choose from four study options - Full-time, Part-time, Online and Apprenticeship (RoI and NI).

Get a course info pack
Start your registration

"My tutors and course coordinator wanted their students to do as well as possible and they gave us every support in the run-up to exams."

Karl Ferris

Karl Ferris is a former electrician who changed careers with ATI and came top of his class. Now he is working as a trainee accountant and taking his ACCA exams

Register or download our free info pack now
70Partner Colleges
4Study Options
2Years' Work Experience

Study Options

People can be motivated to become an Accounting Technician for very different reasons, and can come from very different backgrounds. You have four different study options to choose from - Full-Time, Part-Time, Online and Apprenticeship. Each one has its own set of advantages - find out which one is best for you!

Partner Colleges

We have 60 Partner Colleges across the island of Ireland, which deliver our programmes and support students as they work towards our qualifications.

These include Education & Training Boards (ETBs), Institutes of Technology, Colleges NI and leading private colleges.

They often host open days to showcase our qualifications and their campuses. Search for a college partner near you.

Search Colleges and Open Days

Study Supports

Introduction to Studying with ATI

The course allows you to work as an Accounting Technician professional in the corporate or public sector, or in private practice.

It also offers you the opportunity to pursue further professional accountancy qualifications with one of the other professional accountancy bodies.

Find Out More


If you have already completed a business-related programme, or a relevant Irish honours degree, you may be entitled to exemptions from some or all of our first-year subject modules.

All exemption applications are assessed on an individual basis and exemptions are only granted from first year modules.

You must apply for your exemptions during the registration process!

Find Out More

Fees & Financial Assistance

As a student with Accounting Technicians Ireland, you will typically pay professional fees to us, and tuition fees to your chosen college.

Professional fees cover your student registration, textbooks, exams, and other student supports that you receive.

Tuition fees cover your lectures and other college expenses, and these will vary depending on where you study.

Find Out More

Work Experience

To qualify as a Member of Accounting Technicians Ireland and get your Diploma for Accounting Technicians, your academic learning should be supported by two years of relevant work experience.

This is because you also need ‘on-the-job’ skills to be effective as a qualified Accounting Technician.

This work experience tells potential employers that you are the right person for the job, and greatly strengthens the MIATI designation.

You can submit work experience gained before, during or after your academic studies.

Read more

Further Study Opportunities

As a Member of Accounting Technicians Ireland (MIATI), you can use your qualification to gain exemptions with other professional accountancy or taxation bodies as well as higher education institutes.

These include our partner body, Chartered Accountants Ireland, ACCA CIMA, CPA Ireland and others.

Check out the generous exemptions that these bodies and other higher education institutes in Ireland and the UK offer to MIATIs or get in touch with us for further information.

Read More