Bookkeepers and accountants are entrusted to manage the financial affairs of businesses, so being technically competent to the highest standard is of paramount importance.
In the accounting profession, accounting bodies are responsible for acting in the public interest, by ensuring those that hold their qualifications are trained to the highest standard, and those that are awarded professional membership are committed to maintaining the highest standards throughout their career.
The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) is the UK’s leading awarding body for vocational accountants. AAT’s qualifications and professional memberships are recognised in over 90 countries around the world. So holding qualifications and membership publicises trust, credibility and professionalism to employers and clients, and is certainly something to be proud of.