AAT recently launched a new member administration service exclusively for accredited employers, where now accessing information about staff who are studying or professional members of AAT just got a whole lot easier.
This new service allows accredited employers to view:
- current financial subscription balances
- student statement of achievement
- lists of current students and members at each office.
Accredited employers will only see the information for staff who have opted to share their information with them.
Not accredited? If you would like to access this services and other benefits from employer accreditation for your staff then apply online or download the application form
Looking for funding? Kaplan financial, Microcom Training and James Watt College have fully funded places available to people in employment who meet their eligibility requirements for courses starting in August and September. This includes some places for adults over the age of 20 although some restrictions apply.
Many of our other providers are also currently recruiting for their Autumn 2011 intake and will be happy to advise you on their courses.
Contact individual providers through our find a training provider search facility to find out more.
Back to school? Try the AAT alternative
It’s time to go back to school and across Scotland young people are facing difficult decisions about what to do next. We asked Lucy Park from French Duncan Chartered Accountants, why she took the AAT route into an accountancy career.
AAT: What did you do before you began studying with AAT and working in finance?
Lucy: I originally applied to university to study English literature, but ended up leaving university in the first year as I didn’t enjoy the course. After withdrawing, I heard about the opportunity to apply for a job with French Duncan as a trainee accountant who would help to put me through my qualifications. This really appealed to me as it meant I could work full time and improve my education simultaneously.
- CPD event – Scotland
As part of our CPD programme for members in Scotland, we are pleased to announce a series of co-hosted tax events in Aberdeen.
The programme provides you with the opportunity to network with other accountancy professionals in the area and discuss best practice on key areas of tax.
Listen out for Arman Hussain on Scotland's airwaves
Listen out for AAT on the airwaves over the next few weeks as our 2011 recruitment campaign gets underway.
Radio commercials featuring some of our talented Scottish students can be heard on Clyde 1 from the 8th-21st August and you should also see some adverts in the press.
AAT accredited employer - NHS Scotland
How has AAT training helped the NHS Finance community? We spoke to Ali MacPhail, Learning and Development Advisor for NHS Education for Scotland, to find out more.
AAT: Can you tell us about your AAT training scheme?
Ali: We offer a flexible training option, supporting employees to go through the AAT qualification as required by organisational need across NHS Scotland’s 23 health organisations. We know there is a large part of our finance population that would benefit from professional development at a practical level both for their own personal development and for delivering the ever challenging agenda NHS Scotland faces.
AAT were delighted to sponsor the recent 2011 Scottish Accountancy Awards. Held at the Hilton Glasgow, the glittering awards ceremony was hosted by BBC Scotland news legend, Jackie Bird, and featured an entertaining after dinner speech from Ken Livingstone.
It was great to see the AAT accredited training employer, Johnston Carmichael, picking up the award for best medium firm for the 4th year running.
Congratulations to all the winners. The full list of these can be found here.
AAT will be looking to continue their support of the event in 2012, to be held on the 17th May, and will be posting more details of the nomination process and award categories when they become available.
AAT recently exhibited at the 2011 Scotland Colleges conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, entitled ‘Sustaining Success’.
The conference featured an address from Scotland’s new Minister for Learning and Skills, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, who pressed home the need for colleges to look at initiatives such as mergers as a way to pool valuable resources and improve service delivery against a backdrop of pressure on FE sector funding.
HNC/D Accounting - What next?
Following a detailed mapping of the AAT Accounting Qualification to the revised HN Accounting qualification in Scotland we have now confirmed clear progression routes for anyone registering as an AAT student after 31 July 2011.
How it will work:
From the 1 August 2011 any HNC/D student registering with AAT will be awarded the exemptions below, depending on the units they have passed.
Upon registration we will ask students to confirm the HNC/D units they have taken and they will be asked to send copies of their certificates to the contact centre.