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FORUMS COMPETITION – Win £20 voucher or study book

With almost 50,000 posts on accountancy related subjects our forums are full of good advice and useful information. We have just introduced a new feature on the forums – the ability to say ‘thanks’ to users for their posts. The thanks system is a way to show you like someone’s post. To use the ‘thanks’ system you first […]

COMPETITION Winners!

We had a tremendous response to our competition to win a copy of Tom Clendon’s second edition of ‘A student’s guide to group accounts’ (published by Kaplan Publishing).  Unfortunately there could only be two winners and the first two names drawn from the hat were: Alison Lumb-Jones Stuart Pinnell Congratulations to Alison and Stuart and […]

FINAL CHANCE to win a copy of Tom Clendon’s new book

Accountancy Students have two copies of Tom Clendon’s second edition of A student’s guide to group accounts (published by Kaplan Publishing) to give away. This book contains all you need to know about group accounts! It assumes no prior knowledge and takes you through from first principles to the most complex of group accounting issues. […]

Apprenticeships must be on equal footing with university degrees

Apprenticeships must be on equal footing with university degrees, according to a major report As the latest NEET figures reveal numbers are still at a record high, a new study highlights the role apprenticeships play in getting school and college leavers into work Just under a million 16 to 24 year olds are currently unemployed […]

COMPETITION – win a copy of Tom Clendon’s new book

Accountancy Students have two copies of Tom Clendon’s second edition of A student’s guide to group accounts (published by Kaplan Publishing) to give away. This book contains all you need to know about group accounts! It assumes no prior knowledge and takes you through from first principles to the most complex of group accounting issues. […]

Professional Bodies

Advance notice – AAT website downtime

Just a reminder for AAT students the AAT is carrying out maintenance work to their website that will enable them to improve the services that they provide to you on Friday 3 May through to Monday 6 May. On these days, all online services currently accessed through your MyAAT account will be unavailable, so please plan accordingly. Please note, […]

Blended learning breaks down barriers to education and employment

The AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has launched an e-learning product to complement its existing AAT Access qualification. AAT Access is a Level One qualification which gives the learner basic accountancy and finance skills. By completing AAT Access, learners will increase their employability by gaining the skills and knowledge required to work for small local […]

AAT Access – Case Study

Stephanie Frempong discusses her experience of the AAT Access qualification. Name: Stephanie Frempong Age: 22 Job title: Customer Service Assistant, M&S Location: Essex “I enrolled in a computer science degree at university after my A-Levels but when I wasn’t enjoying the course, I decided to leave and take a gap year. With tuition fees at […]

AAT members win awards

The Government Finance Profession awards ceremony was held in Brighton on 7 November, and two AAT members were winners on the night. PQ of the Year 2012 Bandhu Das, a financial controller at the Skills Funding Agency, won PQ of the Year. Since qualifying with AAT Bandhu has gone on to study with ACCA, and […]

Understanding employers attitudes towards skills and qualifications

New research by AAT has shown that 92% of employers expect to increase or maintain their training budgets next year, despite the sluggish economy. So why is this, what specific skills are employers looking for, and how do they expect to develop them? To answer these questions, AAT hosted a roundtable event with a number […]

Study

Study AAT for free with Premier Training

Premier Training is offering one lucky student the chance to study Levels 1-4 of the AAT Accounting Qualification for free through the Premier Training Sponsorship Programme. The successful applicant will receive the opportunity to gain a highly recognised qualification in accounting without the pressure of paying training provider, awarding body or exams fees. Anyone from […]

How to prepare a group statement of financial position

Tom Clendon, author of A student’s guide to group accounts (published by Kaplan Publishing) demonstrates how to prepare a group statement of financial position. When preparing group statements of financial position the basic rule with the assets and liabilities of the subsidiary is that they will cross cast. In exam questions often the majority of […]

Useful tool to share multiple URLs

aLnk.co is a great tool for students and lecturers alike. It allows you to combine multiple links into one short link that you can quickly and easily share with your friends, colleagues, on your blog or any other website. It makes the process of sharing multiple links at once much easier, quicker and safer. For example […]

Studying for the CIPFA qualification

In this article Mark Ellis takes a look at the CIPFA professional qualification. I originally started my accountancy career in practice and qualified as an ACCA. After eleven years I got itchy feet and moved into industry for three years and then took the leap into the public sector and higher education. It was during this latter period […]

Online v Offline

The university classroom has been the mainstay of higher education but with an increasing number of universities and colleges offering online courses as an alternative to the traditional offline approach – are we seeing a trend that will continue to grow and what are the pros and cons? We take a look at the American […]

NEW - Free Study Resources

Free AAT Video Lectures from First Intuition

If you are looking for video lectures to aid your AAT studies then check out the free selection from First Intuition. The list covers AAT Levels 2, 3 and 4 and can be found under the menu option ‘Free Study Resources > AAT Video Lectures’. First Intuition was founded in 2007 with the aim of becoming […]

First Intuition – AAT Level 2 Basic Accounting

First Intuition was founded in 2007 with the aim of becoming the first choice accountancy tuition provider for students and employers. They employ only experienced tutors, achieve outstanding pass rates and provide first class customer service with great facilities. First Intuition offer a range of classroom courses, online courses and home study courses for the […]

First Intuition – AAT Level 2 Basic Costing

First Intuition was founded in 2007 with the aim of becoming the first choice accountancy tuition provider for students and employers. They employ only experienced tutors, achieve outstanding pass rates and provide first class customer service with great facilities. First Intuition offer a range of classroom courses, online courses and home study courses for the […]

First Intuition – AAT Level 2 Computerised Accounting

First Intuition was founded in 2007 with the aim of becoming the first choice accountancy tuition provider for students and employers. They employ only experienced tutors, achieve outstanding pass rates and provide first class customer service with great facilities. First Intuition offer a range of classroom courses, online courses and home study courses for the […]

First Intuition – AAT Level 2 Petty Cash

First Intuition was founded in 2007 with the aim of becoming the first choice accountancy tuition provider for students and employers. They employ only experienced tutors, achieve outstanding pass rates and provide first class customer service with great facilities. First Intuition offer a range of classroom courses, online courses and home study courses for the […]

Careers

Kick-start your career in finance and accountancy

Are you interested in getting into a career in finance and accountancy and don’t know where to begin? Learn how to create the perfect CV, get some top interview tips and hear from those who have established their own accounting businesses at the AAT careers events in Bristol and London. Saturday 5 October – Bristol […]

Guide to setting up your own accountancy practice

For the moment it may be nothing more than a pipe dream – but each of you reading this will no doubt have at some point fantasised about running your own accountancy practice. Being the big boss means you can take on as many or as few clients as you want, without the hassle of […]

Dealing with the Notion of ‘Useless Degrees’

After reading an article on how to sell your useless degree after graduating, I started thinking about the fresh-faced students who are about to embark on living in what many people like to refer to as ‘the real world.’ I read American Studies at University. When it comes to useless degrees, it’s not the craziest, […]

Make the most of your recruitment consultant

Had a frustrating experience with a recruitment consultant? Are they not returning your calls? We’ve all been there. AAT career coach, Aimee Bateman, offers her top four tips for getting the most out of the relationship. And she should know – she was one once. Recruiters don’t always provoke happy thoughts in the minds of […]

Video Recruiting on the Increase say UK HR Directors

With candidate shortages and recruitment challenges reportedly plaguing UK organisations, increasingly HR directors are relying on the advancement in technology to support their wider recruitment drive, according to new research1 from specialist recruitment consultancy OfficeTeam UK.  More than four in 10 (41%) UK HR directors say that compared to three years ago, they have increased […]

Time Out

10 things an accountant would never say

‘Ten things an accountant would never say’. List provided by AAT members in this Facebook conversation: http://goo.gl/cbflQv

PAYE film from almost 70 years ago!

We picked this little gem up from the @YourAAT twitter feed which we now have displayed on our site (see the homepage righthand sidebar). This is a Ministry of Information public information trailer about PAYE (Pay As You Earn) from 1944. Copyright: British Pathe. It is hard to believe that this is almost 70 years old!

The 5 types of social followers

If your firm or organisation has its own website then you probably are already familiar with the idea of attracting users via such media as Facebook and Twitter. However, there are dozens of types of social media users but only a few you would actually really want on your site. The following article takes a […]

Accountants Funny Lip Sync Dance

Spotted on YouTube – an accountancy firm (WithumSmith and Brown) lip synching to Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. Amazingly it looks as if it was filmed in one take, rather than being edited and take and look and see if you can count how many people were involved. Another example of how working […]

Importance of Student Content Insurance

Students are usually covered by their parents’ home owner’s insurance as long as they reside at home and are below a certain age. However, when they go off to a university, this all changes. No longer are they residing under their parent’s roof. Their belongings are no longer primarily on the premises of the family […]