Why we exist
We're here to open up access to finance careers for everyone. We want to inspire and develop an inclusive community of accounting professionals, equipped with the real world skills needed to help businesses meet the challenges of our fast-changing world.
What we deliver
At AAT we make it possible for more people to experience the opportunities a career in finance brings, through our accessible qualifications and supportive community.
We drive up standards and champion the role that our profession plays in tackling the global challenges of the future.
AAT's practical, real world qualifications are universally respected and internationally recognised, opening up access to finance careers for everyone.
They're regulated by all four UK qualification regulators: Ofqual (England), CCEA (Northern Ireland), SQA (Scotland) and Qualifications Wales. AAT is also a recognised End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the purpose of providing End Point Assessments (EPAs) for apprenticeships in accounting at levels 2, 3 and 4.
An AAT qualification is a route to some of the most in-demand skills in the world, and provides you with a professional status you can be proud of. Organisations like Network Rail, KPMG and many more continue to hire AAT qualified professionals for their knowledge, skills, diligence and enthusiasm, because AAT represents the highest standards of professionalism.
Our dynamic, inclusive AAT community is at the heart of every decision we make. We’re here to equip our community with the real world, practical and industry-leading expertise that’s needed to activate careers, supercharge businesses and meet the global challenges of a fast-changing world.
We help our community to:
- start: For anyone looking to kick-start their future, AAT is here for them. We'll show them how a career in accountancy can open doors to a world of possibilities
- belong: It’s our community of members that makes AAT so special. Giving them the support, resources and expert advice to help fulfil their career goals
- grow: For those already working in finance, we'll help grow their knowledge and skills to open up new opportunities to boost their career
- thrive: At AAT our support never stops. We'll make sure our members' technical and practical skills are always relevant, and in demand, throughout their professional life
- exceed: AAT is a charity, with a strong ethical stance on the issues that really matter.
AAT in numbers
We have nearly 124,000 members and students in 105 countries.
We work with more than 580 AAT approved training providers.
We have over 6,000 licensed members throughout the UK.
The AAT Executive team
The Executive team are responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership to all areas of AAT. They're accountable for the ongoing sustainability and development of the organisation, including the welfare and development of AAT colleagues.
AAT Regional and International Account Managers
Our Account Managers work with our approved training providers and partner employers in the UK and internationally.
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. With partner organisations in New Zealand, Botswana, Asia and many more, we're working together to support local talent and economic development.
Our public affairs and policy work
We have a vital role to play in advocating for our profession and building greater trust and confidence from the public. One of the many ways we seek to achieve this is through advocating for policy, regulatory and funding arrangements that progress our purpose.