Archive for the ‘AAT’ Category

AAT publishes 2008 annual financial report.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

2008 was, according to the AAT themselves,  “an exciting and successful year for the Association with a 6.1% increase in total membership, the launch of our first computer based exam and the creation of AAT South Africa.”

The article continues, “Although planning for a deficit, we have continued to maintain a strong financial position thanks to the successful application of stringent financial policies. Our reserves have been maintained at a level that provides protection against risk and the funding of future developments - despite the decline in the value of the investment assets held.”

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AAT recognised with Best Companies award

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Staff at the AAT are celebrating its commendation as ‘first class’ in Best Companies’ employee engagement awards. Best Companies Accreditation awards an elite ‘Michelin style’ star rating system for organisations that demonstrate high levels of employee engagement. The AAT has achieved, at its first attempt, the much coveted one star status meaning that it is a ‘first class’ organisation to work for.

Jane Scott Paul, Chief Executive, says: “This is wonderful news for the AAT and everybody associated with us. We put the welfare and happiness of employees at the top of our agenda because we know it helps us to improve the service and support that we give to our members and other customers. This is reflected in the huge strides that we have been making over the past year.”

AAT receives PQ award recongition in 2009.

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

A belated well done to the AATs who swept the boards at the PQ Awards (23 February 09), including recognition for Boss of the Year and Accountancy Personality of the Year:

The winners were:

  • Mark Wong, PQ of the Year
  • Tom Wilcox, Boss of the Year
  • Samantha Samuels, Distance Learner of the Year
  • Roger Petherham, Worcester College of Technology, Lecturer of the Year
  • Lucy Cohen, Accountancy Personality of the Year

The AAT is rightly proud of this  success.

CIPFA invites members to AAT council roles

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

CIPFA is inviting institute members to express an interest in various AAT posts:

Since the AAT was formed in 1980, each of its sponsoring bodies has been entitled to nominate three of its own Members to serve on the Council of the AAT. In addition to the substantial contribution our nominees make to the governance of the AAT, CIPFA is proud that five Presidents of the AAT have been Institute members, the most recent being Trevor Salmon. This year’s representatives, who have all now served  three annual terms, are Sarah Wood, Anne Britton and Mike Evans, and the Institute Council pays tribute to the highly-valued contribution they have made to the AAT on our behalf in that time.

CIPFA has an established protocol for the annual selection of its three nominees, and the process is the responsibility of the Institute’s Nominations Committee. It is now inviting Institute members to express interest in the posts; so that the highest level of communication can be maintained with the AAT, one of the three nominees must also be a current member of the Institute Council.

AAT unveils technical skills competition

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

The AAT has announced the dates of several regional heats

  • Saturday 4 April         AAT, 140 Aldersgate Street, London
  • Monday 6 April           Bridgwater College, South West
  • Tuesday 7 April          Coombs Wood Business Centre, Halesowen College, West Midlands
  • Wednesday 8 April    Knowsley Community College, Liverpool
  • Thursday 9 April         Stevenson College, Edinburgh

The winning team from each heat will be invited to take part in the final in London on Saturday 27 June 2009.

Log on to to download an entry form.

The closing date for entries is Saturday 28 February 2009.

Entries will need to be limited so don’t delay – get your entry in now! If there is a demand for a regional heat in another area we will be happy to arrange that.

If you have any queries or if you would like to request for a competition taster pack please contact Christina Pombo at or on 020 7397 3148.

AAT unveils Technician award shortlist for 2008

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

The shortlist for the Accounting Technician of the year at the Accountancy Age Awards has been announced.

Congratulations to:

Lucy Cohen, Mazuma

Elaine McCulloch, Proctor & Gamble

Khoo Peng Hong, Sony EMCS

Samantha Samuel, Forward Logistics

Paula Talbot, Neat Books

The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony held on 12 November.

Good luck, from all at accounting jobs.