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2013 Salary Guide From Robert Half

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

UK Companies Struggle With “The Finance Growth Challenge” Finds 2013 Salary Guide From Robert Half. Finance teams being asked to do more with less – creating the finance growth challenge Hiring activity not keeping pace with extra workloads Salary guide helps employers set realistic and competitive pay levels to attract the best staff A twin […]

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AAT members win awards

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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FRC announces new accounting standards

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Financial Reporting Council has issued (22 November) FRS 100 Application of Financial Reporting Requirements and FRS 101 Reduced Disclosure Framework. These new standards are issued as part of the FRC’s fundamental reform of existing accounting standards. The standards will be applicable to all companies and entities in the UK and Republic of Ireland, other […]

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Understanding employers attitudes towards skills and qualifications

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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AAT’s approach to e-learning wins award

| November 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

AAT has won the prestigious Gold award for the ‘best use of rapid e-learning’ at the 2012 e-learning awards. Over the past two years, AAT has begun to adopt and implement e-learning materials to support students through their studies and training providers in their delivery of the qualification. This new suite of materials took shape […]

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PQ Awards 2013

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

PQ Magazine are looking for nominations for their 2013 Awards. Join 2012 AAT award winners Ria-Jaine Sarrington, Victoria Hitchcock and Ceris Williams by nominating yourself for next year’s awards. You can also nominate other people and organisations for awards. To enter, you’ll need to write no more than 250 words explaining why you should win. […]

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AAT Becomes Full Member of IFAC

| November 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

The AAT has been elected to full membership of IFAC (International Federation of Accountants). IFAC is the global organisation for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. AAT is the first accounting technician body to become a full member of IFAC, having […]

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How vocational education helped kick-start my career

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Helen Wright, Audit Supervisor, Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants Studying through an apprenticeship isn’t for everyone. You’re thrown in the deep end, into the working world, and you either sink or swim. You go from a having a daily routine attending school from 9-3pm each day and step into a world of responsibility, long working […]

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Is university worth it?

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Emma Mason, Corporation Tax Assistant, Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants. I went to a private school in Bromley, I got good grades and it went without saying that I was supposed to go to university. So like many other students, I didn’t think twice about enrolling in a Bachelor of Science at Bath University. However, […]

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Finding a job the biggest concern for UK youth

| August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Finding a job is the biggest concern of young people, according to research released by AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians). The survey asked 16-18 year olds across the UK about their thoughts on their future. Results showed the majority (37%) were most worried about finding work, followed by having enough money (25%), finding their life […]

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