Current international partnerships

We recognise that the best solutions come from combining knowledge and expertise, so we focus on building relationships with local organisations to develop finance skills on a global scale.

We’re working with local organisations to provide tailored solutions to support local talent and economic development. With a number of internationally focused partnerships in place, we’re committed to extending the reach of AAT and developing highly skilled accountants and finance staff around the world. 


We're currently offering the AAT Accounting Qualifications in Botswana to over 2,000 students per year, which is our largest body of students outside the UK.

Our work with the Botswana Institute of Chartered Accountants (BICA) provides an opportunity for people in Botswana to gain practical skills that will help progress their careers in finance, as well as supporting the local economy.

Our next steps in Botswana include discussions with BICA about how our qualifications can be developed in the future.

New Zealand

In recent years the finance profession in New Zealand has experienced a skills shortage at accounting technician level. To help redress this balance, we began working with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand in 2015 to offer AAT Accounting Qualifications in New Zealand. The qualification is based on the AAT Accounting Qualifications and includes customised financial market specific units.

Open to everyone, the qualification provides solid and practical skills for a career in finance and accountancy.

With the AAT Diploma pathway, candidates progress at their own pace while studying the online units. As the units are suitable for distance learning, they give candidates the flexibility to fit study around their work and family commitments.

Working towards and gaining the AAT Accounting Qualifications demonstrates commitment to long-term professional development. This provides assurance to employers that AAT trained staff have up to date knowledge and skills, giving their company a competitive edge.


Completing an AAT qualification can provide exemptions with the following bodies:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy – CIPFA
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants – CIMA
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – ICAEW
  • Certified Public Accountants Ireland – CPA Ireland
  • The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus – ICPAC 
  • The Malaysia Institute of Certified Public Accountants – MICPA
  • Institute of Management Accountants – IMA

Reciprocal Membership Agreements

We have a number of Reciprocal Membership Agreements which include:

  • National Institute of Accounting Technicians – NIAT
  • The Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo – SCAAK
  • The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants – SAICA

Contact us

If you're looking to explore partnership opportunities with AAT, contact our International team at