What are the Qualifications?

Representing more than 30,000 accounting professionals in the Philippines, the NIAT takes pride in its Certified Accounting Technician (CAT®) program prepares accounting graduates and professionals by equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills needed in real life work environment.



Regarded as CFOs in-the-making, today’s accounting technician must be able to demonstrate competence and face all the challenges arising in his field, all of which the CAT® program can provide him. In all three levels of the program, the participants undergo intensive training and examinations, making their profession the foundation of every accounting process.

The CAT® Subjects

The CAT® Program comprises a total of nine (9) subjects, divided into First Part and Second part. The subjects are as follows:

First Year Subjects Second Year Subjects
Fundamentals of Accounting

Financial Accounting

Principles of Taxation

Management Accounting

Advanced Accounting

Financial Management

Organizational Management and Information Systems


Fundamentals of Business Law