Level : Senior Cycle

Teacher : Sean McNamara


Brief overview of the subject:

Leaving Certificate accounting provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills in accounting and financial management necessary for managing personal and basic company accounts. The learning experiences in accounting develop students’ organisational, logical thinking, planning and problem-solving skills for their future life, work and study. It also develops their numeracy skills within the context of business and enterprise. The syllabus is for students in the senior cycle of post-primary education and is assessed at Higher and Ordinary levels.

Link to syllabus :

Topics covered include:

Budget, costing, cash flow statements, and interpretation of accounts,

Trading, Profit & Loss Account and Balance Sheet for Sole Trader, Company and Manufacturing firms

Farm Accounts

Club Accounts

Service Firms

Incomplete Records

Published Accounts

Tabular Statements

Control Accounts

Correction of Errors/Suspense Accounts

Depreciation/Revaluation of Fixed Assets

Textbooks for current cohort  for relevant year groups:

Notes will be provided for all topics, along with exam type questions at Ordinary and Higher Level.

A separate folder will be provided at the start of each new topic.
Other required material:

Exam Papers, A4 copy, calculator.
Useful Websites and Online Resources:


David Wilson Accounting
Career opprtunities :

Typical careers include: • Tax Consultant • Banking, Insurance and Financial Services • Accountant • Financial Analyst • Stockbroker • Pensions and Insurance Administrator • Risk Analyst • Economist • Marketing Brand Manager • Advertising Account Manager • Management Consultant • HR Manager • HR Recruitment and Training • Public Relations Officer • Social Researcher