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Are you eligible?

You can become a professional member of AAT if you are: 

  • Part-way through studying a professional qualification
    You're part-way through a professional qualification with ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW or ICAS.

  • Fully-qualified with a professional qualification 
    You have been awarded a professional qualification by ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS, AIA, CAI, IFA, NIAT, ATSA (formerly AATSA), NZICA or HKIAAT.

  • A professional member of another body 
    You are a professional member of ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAS, AIA, CAI, IFA, NIAT, ATSA (formerly AATSA), NZICA, SCAAK or HKIAAT. This means that you will have been awarded their professional qualification and completed the required amount of work experience in order to achieve professional status. 

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If you don’t meet our eligibility requirements for AAT full membership, have you looked at our associate bookkeeping membership? We accept those with a membership or qualification through recognised bodies including IAB and ICB.

5 great reasons to join us as a MAAT

Becoming a professional member of AAT gives you fantastic benefits for your career:

  • MAAT status
    Using the letters MAAT after your name demonstrates that you are a qualified finance professional. MAAT status shows employers and clients that you have achieved a high level of knowledge and experience and are committed to maintaining these standards. 
  • Career development and professional support
    We help you maintain the professional skills you need for a successful and rewarding career. As an AAT member you can access technical helplines covering accounting, payroll advice, insolvency and ethics when you need it. We also offer comprehensive CPD support including an online CPD Record. You can make the most of our career resources, and a huge range of AAT podcasts, masterclasses and events designed for every stage of your career.
  • Networking and events
    We have AAT branches across the UK. Each branch runs courses and events on all areas of accounting, tax, best practice and professional development. They offer valuable networking opportunities with finance professionals - you can meet new people, share experiences and hear from subject matter experts. Explore AAT's current programme of local and national events.
  • Stay current with industry news
    As a finance professional it is important to keep up with industry developments, but it can be difficult to find the time. With AAT's curated industry news we make it easy for you to stay informed. You will receive our award-winning Accounting Technician magazine and monthly e-newsletters. You can also stay up-to-date by reading our AAT Comment blog, joining AAT discussion forums and attending the AAT Annual Conference. 
  • Set up your own accountancy practice
    You don’t have to be chartered to set up your own accountancy practice. As an AAT professional member you can apply to become an AAT Licensed Accountant or Licensed Bookkeeper, regulated and supported by AAT. Once approved you can set up your own practice, offering services including bookkeeping, payroll, accounts preparation and VAT. 

How to join AAT

You can become an AAT professional member (MAAT) in a few simple steps. To get started you just need to request your professional AAT member application pack:   

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The application process - what to expect

As part of your application you will be asked to provide evidence of your completed modules or your professional membership. Part and fully qualified applicants will need to provide evidence of work experience, and part qualified applicants will also be asked to take an online professional competence test. All applicants will need to nominate a professional referee and pay their AAT fees (there is a one off admission fee and annual membership fee).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

If you have any questions about AAT professional membership or how to apply, our friendly AAT advisors can help.

Call us on +44 (0)20 3735 2401 

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