What can an AAT Accountant do?
An AAT Accountant is a qualified accounting professional with the practical and technical skills needed to support businesses with their accounting activities.
Typical job roles for an AAT Accountant include Financial Accountant, Commercial Analyst, Senior Finance Officer, Payroll Manager, VAT Accountant and Tax Supervisor.
An AAT Accountant can sign off the accounts for companies up to the audit threshold, where a company does not have a turnover more than £6.5 million and its balance sheet total is not more than £3.26 million. The majority of businesses within the UK do not meet this threshold so currently over half a million businesses trust AAT Accountants to service their accounting requirements.
An AAT Accountant is a qualified accountant and AAT full member, who has demonstrated their skills through work experience and can now use the designatory letters MAAT after their name.
How to achieve MAAT status
There are three ways you can achieve AAT Accountant (MAAT) status:
- 1. Study AAT Accounting Qualifications
- 2. As a member of another accounting body
- 3. With an accounting or finance degree
1. Study AAT Accounting Qualifications
You can become an AAT Accountant by studying AAT Accounting Qualifications. The training can take as little as two to three years to complete. We offer four AAT Accounting Qualifications:
You can start with any qualification depending on your existing skills and experience. If you already have some accounting experience, take the AAT Skillcheck test to find out the best qualification to start with.
How to apply
When you have successfully completed the Level 4 Diploma in Accounting (Professional), you'll automatically become an AAT affiliate member.
Once you meet our work experience requirement, you can apply to become an AAT full member and achieve professional MAAT status.
2. Membership of another professional accounting body
You can apply for MAAT status if you are:
- Part-way through studying a professional accounting qualification
- Fully-qualified with a professional accounting qualification
- A professional member of another accounting body
How to apply
Find out more about joining AAT from another professional body.
3. With an accounting or finance degree
You can apply for MAAT status if you have an accounting or finance degree from one of our partner universities.
How to apply
Find out more about joining AAT with an accounting or finance degree.
If you would like advice on studying an AAT qualification or professional status, speak to one of our helpful advisors on +44(0)20 3735 2434. Our lines are open Monday to Thursday 09.00-20.00 and Friday 09.00-17.00 UK time. You can also request a call back.
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Why professional MAAT status matters
- Find out more about MAAT status
- See the application criteria
- Check the current membership fees
- Apply online if you’re a current AAT member, or request an application form
If you have any questions call us on +44 (0)20 3735 2434. Our lines are open Monday to Thursday 09.00-20.00 and Friday 09.00-17.00 UK time. You can also request a call back.
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