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There are so many varied and exciting roles available in accounting and bookkeeping. Every business in every industry needs someone to look after its finances.

What's it like to work in finance?
What's it like to work in finance?

Learn about job roles, salaries and how to grow an exciting finance career.

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Develop your skills while you work and study. Apprenticeships are a great alternative to university and a debt-free route into employment.

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Give your staff practical finance training with AAT qualifications and short courses, trusted by employers around the world for over 40 years.

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Become an AAT professional member

Gain professional recognition for your skills, boost your earning potential and join our global network of finance professionals.

"Becoming a professional member has opened up more doors: the knowledge AAT teaches is recognised so widely."

A leading voice in finance

AAT represents its members as a thought leader in the finance industry. We engage with government departments and organisations that help to shape policy, and provide events, news and insight to support the profession.

An open ring binder on a desk, with a man standing over it, pointing at a page with his penConsultation response

Spring Budget 2024 representation

This representation ahead of the March 2024 Spring Budget sets out AAT’s policy position on tax, professional standards, support for SMEs and late payments.

Ceara Stephenson, AAT studentConsultation response

Strengthening financial education: inquiry

The APPG on Financial Education for Young People reported that numerous young people lack knowledge, skills, and behaviours for effective money management.

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Public Accounts Committee’s inquiry: HMRC Standard Report 2022-23

The latest annual HMRC Standard Report 2022-23 showed customer satisfaction declining and telephone services falling well below target. 

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Reforming anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing supervision

AAT contends that the OPBAS+ model is the most suitable option and would result in a demonstrable improvement in the sector. 

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"Sexism in the City" inquiry

Gender inequality in leadership is a challenge in financial services about which more should be done. We suggest four areas worth consideration and support.

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Small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) finance

We believe the government should ensure the incentives meet SMEs' needs, and strengthen the Small Business Commissioner's power to tackle late payments.

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University or apprenticeship? As UCAS deadline looms

University or apprenticeship? 61% of school leavers feel pressure to go to university. AAT research has shown the financial significance of the choice at hand.

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Salary progression for upcoming accountancy professionals

AAT Salary Survey reveals almost three-quarters of apprentices seeing pay-rise and Entry-level accountancy salaries are almost £25,000.

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AAT publishes new pay gap data for 2023

Ahead of Equal Pay Day, AAT has published its latest gender and ethnicity pay gap reports. AAT is committed to diversity and inclusion within our organisation. 

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