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Certificate in Accounting

Course Points
15
Course Duration
2 Semesters
Course Level
Level 6
Course Places
15 Places
Course Start Date
Monday 16th September 2024

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • Gain insights into the role of financial and management accounting, basic concepts underlying the provision of financial information, basic accounting and transactional techniques.
  • Learn the fundamental principles of accounting, through the embedding of key skills, to perform a set of accounting tasks relevant to trading entities.
  • Gain insights into the interpretation of financial statistics, cash flows and profit and loss accounts.

Course Summary

The aim of this part-time Certificate in Accounting course is to facilitate an appreciation of the fundamental principles of accounting and to enable a Graduate of this Certificate, through the embedding of key skills, to perform a set of accounting tasks that are relevant to trading entities.

Important notice about this course

NOW ENROLLING FOR AUTUMN

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd September OR until all places are taken, whichever comes first.

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Apply accounting double-entry book-keeping and conventions underlying the preparation of the financial statements, and make relevant adjustments to the trial balance to produce a set of financial statements.
  2. Execute internal controls including stock valuation techniques and undertake simple control procedures such as various types of reconciliations.
  3. Prepare financial accounts for different types of trading entities, namely Limited Companies & Sole Traders.
  4. Appreciate the difference between Cash and Profit by preparing a basic cash flow statement in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  5. Interpret financial statements by ratio analysis.
  6. Distinguish between various cost behaviours & employ techniques to segregate fixed and Variable costs.

This course will cover a wide range of accounting principles and techniques including:

  • Describe the role and scope of financial & management accounting.
  • Understand the basic concepts that underlie the provision of financial information.
  • Prepare a set of basic accounts from original transactions.
  • Interpret financial statements using ratios.
  • Demonstrate differences between cash flow and profit.
  • Value stock under methods such as FIFO & LIFO.
  • Use Techniques like Hi Lo to segregate Fixed and Variable Costs.

The mode of delivery is part-time, one evening per week (6.30-9.30pm) over 2 semesters with some blended via DkIT Moodle.

Assessment of this Certificate will comprise course work and an examination. Exams take place in January and May.

INDUCTION FOR NEW STUDENTS WILL RUN MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER FROM 6.30PM.

Graduates of this Certificate in Accounting may be eligible for exemptions on other similar programmes within DkIT and with other providers.

Learners who successfully complete this Certificate will be offered the relevant module exemption from the DkIT BBS part-time degree.

Learners completing this may also apply to the full-time BB in Business & Management programme and, provided they meet entry criteria for that programme, will be offered exemptions for the relevant module that they have successfully completed

€200 Accept Offer fee (non refundable)

Balance of €300 payable by 31st October

Total fee = €500

All applicants will normally hold a relevant level 5 qualification (or equivalent) or higher.

This course is best-suited to:

  • Students who wish to gain insights into the role of financial and management accounting, basic concepts underlying the provision of financial information, basic accounting and transactional techniques.

  • Students will gain insights into the interpretation of financial statistics, cash flows and profit and loss accounts.
  • Students who wish to gain an appreciation of the fundamental principles of accounting which enable the learner, through the embedding of key skills, to perform a set of accounting tasks relevant to trading entities.
Course ID DK_BACCT_6
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 6
Duration 2 Semesters
Fees €500
Starting Date Monday 16th September 2024
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Business Studies
Credits 15
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Delivery Method On Campus

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).