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Are you ready to take your accounting and bookkeeping skills to new heights? Look no further than The Career Academy IE, where we offer exceptional AAT courses in partnership with the esteemed Association of Accounting Technicians. With a global presence of over 130,000 members across 100+ countries, AAT is a renowned professional organisation in the finance and accounting field.

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A new odyssey in accounting

At first, George was considering a career in tourism, but considering that “I’m not in my twenties anymore,” and that he had a proven record of business acumen, he instead opted to begin a career in accountancy. Attending polytechnic was not appealing; it was more costly than online learning, and would seriously cut into the hours where George could be earning an income. So, he searched online and found The Career Academy’s Certificate in Accounting

Now is the right time to upskill with AAT.

Boost your finance career in Ireland with an AAT qualification from The Career Academy IE. As tech and global changes reshape the finance sector, there’s a growing demand for qualified accountants. AAT Accounting Qualification is a globally recognised certification with 130,000 members, making you a strong candidate in various industries like finance, banking, and tech.

Whether you’re new to finance or already in the field, AAT provides the skills for career growth and higher earnings. In fact, 80% of members that have completed an AAT Accounting Qualification believe it has increased their earning potential. By investing in your professional development with AAT, you not only enhance your skills but also increase your earning potential and open doors to further progression and chartered studies. in Ireland. Employers recognise the value of AAT qualifications as they guarantee that candidates possess the necessary knowledge and practical skills to excel in the industry. By earning an AAT qualification through The Career Academy IE, you position yourself for success in today’s competitive job market.

Fast track your career with a formal education in Accounting, receive a Diploma in Accounting, and
become a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Enhance your accounting skills and pursue a career in finance & business. This is an advanced pathway to become a Certified Accounting Technician, become a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) and IPA.

Fast track your career with this comprehensive in Accounting and become a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

AAT Accredited COURSES

At The Career Academy IE, we offer a comprehensive range of highly respected AAT courses that align with the needs of the finance industry. Our courses are meticulously designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in the accounting and bookkeeping professions. Here are some of our AAT courses:


Read through our student's incredible journies with us at The Career Academy.

Hiromi finds the best of both worlds

Despite being an Auckland girl through and through, she spent a short stint in Rarotonga before starting school, and lived in London for a couple of years teaching and nannying.

"After having a couple of kids of my own, I decided I wanted a career change and had a general interest in Bookkeeping"

Hiromi says. So, she decided to switch her career from helping raise kids to helping raise revenue with The Career Academy's Certificate in Bookkeeping.

For Hiromi, the flexibility of study at The Career Academy made all of the difference. "I liked being able to do the entire course at home, my daughter was only 10 weeks at the time, so I appreciated having the flexibility to study within my own pace. I could choose which days I wanted to commit to study - so I was able to balance study with my personal life." Studying when, where and how she liked meant that Hiromi didn't have to choose between the life she had and the life she wanted to achieve for herself.

And once Hiromi reach the end of her course - her hard work paid off! She took advantage of The Career Academy's Career Centre, a service built to help students find their dream role after graduating. She spotted a bookkeeping role with The Back Office Company, applied for it, and got the job!

"I am really enjoying the challenge of something new." Hiromi says of her new position as a bookkeeper. "I am able to establish a new career around the kids and it fits in really well with family life. A new challenge is always good! I really appreciate the support from The Back Office Company - they have really helped me progress into this role and without the support it wouldn't be possible for me to do this role."

Hiromi is taking the first steps in her new career - and you can too. The Certificate in Bookkeeping will let you become a certified bookkeeper in just 10 weeks, putting you on the path to work as a bookkeeper, or start your own bookkeeping business. You'll also get access to the MYOB partner program, and get six months free access to MYOB, and receive the Official Xero Advisor Certification on completion.

A new odyssey in accounting

The Greeks are no strangers to an Odyssey, but George started one of his own when he uprooted from Greece and moved his family halfway across the world in 2012. "I think the transition has been easier for our boys than for my wife and I." he says. "They're younger and they're surrounded by English-speakers at school every day. They often correct our English - but that's good, it helps us improve even more!"

With more than 20 years professional experience as a Dentist, George found that his Greek qualifications weren't recognized globally, and that re-qualifying would be like pulling teeth - literally. Instead of dealing with the arduous, lengthy, and expensive process of re-qualifying, George decided to take his first tentative steps in a new career.

At first, George was considering a career in tourism, but considering that "I'm not in my twenties anymore," and that he had a proven record of business acumen, he instead opted to begin a career in accountancy. Attending polytechnic was not appealing; it was more costly than online learning, and would seriously cut into the hours where George could be earning an income.

So, he searched online and found The Career Academy's Certificate in Accounting. From his first phone call, it was obvious George had made the right choice. Amy (his one-on-one student advisor) was patient and kind on the telephone, carefully answering his questions, explaining how online learning would look (you can see it for yourself here), and letting him know he'd be supported every step of the way.

Studying around his temporary job at a fast-food restaurant, George successfully completed the 140 hour course in just seven weeks. George's online experience at The Career Academy was so good, he decided to take a second course, this time in the Diploma in Accounting, which expands on the core concepts he learned while studying the Certificate. Ultimately, George has his sights set on becoming an Accounting Technician, and he likely won't be far away with the certificate's endorsement by the International Association of Accounting Professionals. The course also includes up to six months access to MYOB and allows students to receive the official Xero Advisor Certification, so George will be well equipped with the tools of the trade.

George's Odyssey is far from over, but if you want to follow in his footsteps check out the Certificate or Diploma in Accounting and you can get started immediately.

Nikki Takes the Wheel in Her New Career

Nikki has been a rally co-driver for many years, sitting in the co-pilot seat of her father's car. Recently she bought a rally car of her own, which will let her step into the driver's seat. But the racetrack isn't the only place that Nikki is taking the wheel.

In her quest for a more fulfilling career, Nikki chose to study at The Career Academy. 'The team at The Career Academy really know how to support and guide people towards their goals.' Nikki says. Every student at The Career Academy receives one-on-one time with one of our student advisors prior to enrolling, unlimited tutor support when they're working through their course, and access to the Career Centre after they graduate to help them find their dream job.

Eventually, she completed the Certificate in Accounts Administration and Payroll , the Certificate in Accounting , and the Diploma in Accounting .

Not only did these courses let her learn the tools of the trade in a flexible online learning environment, but they also gave her the invaluable industry accreditations that make the difference when it comes to getting offered a job over another candidate. Through her course, Nikki was able to become a fully qualified Accounting Technician, as well as gain membership to the Institute of Public Accountants.

With these qualifications under her belt (or rather her helmet), Nikki went on the job hunt. With her skills, it wasn't long before she was able to find a job at Robinson Interiors, which provides fit outs for super yachts. Between her new role and the rally car driving Nikki is making a life of working with vehicles that most of us would only dream of. Her day-to-day involves daily office management, Acting as PA to the CEO, as well as performing the main financial functions for the business, all thanks to the skills she learned at The Career Academy.

The team at The Career Academy were so impressed with her skills that we went on to offer her a job as an Accounting Tutor which proved a great fit, as Nikki was able to offer sage advice as a former student. There's nothing more rewarding than being able to focus on helping people along their own educational journey.

Nikki wasn't the first former student who went on become a tutor, and she certainly won't be the last. If you want to follow in her footsteps, you can enrol in the Certificate in Accounting to learn the fundamentals of accounting, and then go on to the Diploma in Accounting to learn even more advanced skills.

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Accounting and Bookkeeping Journey
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Are you seeking to enhance your career prospects? AAT Accounting Qualifications are highly sought after by employers, not only in Ireland but also worldwide. Recent data indicates a significant increase in demand for skilled accounting professionals in Ireland. Employers recognise the value of AAT qualifications as they guarantee that candidates possess the necessary knowledge and practical skills to excel in the industry. By earning an AAT qualification through The Career Academy IE, you position yourself for success in today’s competitive job market.


At The Career Academy IE, we firmly believe in providing practical, real-world skills that are highly valued by employers. A survey conducted among employers in Ireland revealed that 85% of them prioritise candidates with practical accounting and finance skills. Our meticulously designed AAT courses equip you with the knowledge and expertise sought by employers. You will gain hands-on experience and develop a strong foundation in accounting principles, financial reporting, budgeting, taxation, and more. With these valuable skills, you’ll be well-prepared to thrive in various business domains and secure rewarding careers in accountancy or bookkeeping.


Earning an AAT qualification brings you prestigious professional status that is widely recognised in the finance industry. In Ireland, employers highly value the credibility and expertise associated with AAT qualifications. A recent survey conducted among employers indicated that 94% of respondents acknowledged the significant enhancement in employability and professional reputation that AAT qualifications provide. By becoming an AAT-certified professional, you join a community of respected accounting technicians and gain a competitive edge in the job market.

As a student at The Career Academy IE, you have the opportunity to connect with fellow AAT members through our extensive branch network in Ireland. These connections provide valuable networking opportunities, support, and mentorship. According to a membership survey conducted by AAT, 83% of members reported that the AAT community has had a positive impact on their professional growth. By joining this community, you gain access to local events, training, and support that can further enhance your career journey.

We understand the importance of flexibility for individuals pursuing professional qualifications. Our AAT courses at The Career Academy IE are designed to fit your lifestyle, enabling you to learn at your own pace, whenever and wherever it suits you best. Recent feedback from our students highlighted the convenience and flexibility of our course offerings. With our online learning platform, you have 24/7 access to course materials, resources, and support, allowing you to balance your studies with work and personal commitments. Additionally, our training options are cost-effective, ensuring that you receive exceptional value for your investment in education.

At The Career Academy IE, we take pride in our team of expert tutors who are committed to your success. Our tutors possess extensive industry experience and subject matter expertise. They are readily available to address your queries, provide guidance, and ensure a seamless learning experience. Recent student satisfaction surveys consistently rate our tutors as highly knowledgeable, responsive, and supportive. With their assistance, you can navigate challenging concepts, gain valuable insights, and develop the confidence needed to excel in your studies and future career.

At The Career Academy IE, we believe in inclusive and accessible education for learners of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are seeking to upskill in your current role or embark on a new career path, our AAT courses cater to your specific needs. Recent student testimonials emphasised the diversity and inclusivity of our student community. With our comprehensive learning resources and supportive environment, we ensure that everyone has the opportunity to achieve their educational and professional goals.



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Our AAT Accounting Pathway Program is designed for those who have worked in an entry through to an intermediate-level accounting role. This pathway includes a Certificate, a Diploma in Accounting, and the AAT Certified Accounting Technician Program.

If you want to gain a formal qualification and recognition of your experience, this program will start you in the right direction by enabling you to gain certified Accounting Technician status. 

Enrol in an online course with The Career Academy to get your accounting career moving. Our accountancy courses cater for beginners right through to those who are already established in their careers.
AAT enables you to become a certified Accounting Technician and an Association of Accounting Technicians member.
Yes, AAT qualifications are internationally recognised. Gaining an AAT Accounting Qualification and becoming a member of AAT gives employers the confidence that you meet industry-recognised standards.
People who can do accounts are always in demand, and if you are running your own business, an accounting course will ensure you have the tools and knowledge to keep your books in order – which can save you time and money.
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