Re: Is AAT worth it?
Does your question mean, "Will the cost, time and effort put into gaining AAT qualifications reap benefits greater than the investment in terms of increased salary and opportunities?"
If so, my experience is that AAT is almost worthless without the accompanying necessary work experience. I passed AAT levels 3 and 4 first time but no company would give me an accounting role or even an interview as I had no work experience in an accounting role.
I doubt many people on this forum have no accounting work experience so my experiences are largely irrelevant to most here. However, it does emphasise the fact that work experience is, in my opinion, far more important than the qualifications.
Re: What to put on a CV
Probably just stuff that makes you sound hard working and somewhat knowledgable. The employer probably knows of your lack of experience if they’re interviewing you since you’re early in your studies.
I think learning excel stuff like Vlookups, Index Match, if statements and more and then putting that stuff on your CV might help. This can depend on the employer though as some might have never heard of this stuff while others have.
Other than that maybe just stuff like ‘studying level 3’ etc. Idk I’ve never really had a problem with my CV or getting interviews, I just have to apply a ton. Eventually you hear back - mainly from recruiters (which I’ve found very helpful).
Best of luck
Re: Unregulated accountants - let HMRC know your thoughts
What a load of rubbish!
Yes I agree that all accountants should have PII, but why regulated by professional bodies? Oh yes they want your money
Does being regulated mean you are a better accountant than someone who is not? No
You only need to read the forums to see the questions that are asked by qualified/regulated accountants to realise that it means absolutely nothing to whether you can do the work or not.
Just my view as a qualified but only regulated through HMRC for MLR accountant.
Re: Mock exam query
Hi all, I'm also really confused by this question. The additional information says that the business is not registered for VAT. So there would be no inclusion of VAT in the sales ledger?
Re: Studying ATT - understanding legislation
Have you highlighted all the parts of the legislation you may need ?
Otherwise you could be wasting valuable time trying to find the relevant parts of the legislation in the books
BPP used to do a great webinar on how to highlight the legislation to save time by using different colour highlighters
Got my exam booked.
Got my second advanced exam FAPR booked for the 6th May. Keeping myself busy with plenty of practice questions.
Re: Task 2 & 4
The released materials form the base for every question in the exam. It sets the scene for the company and the recent events. You would use this to justify some of your answer, I'm not familiar with veggie delights but as an example Ruby Dales was expanding so a rolling budget could be more useful than a fixed one.
Re: Does the finance act 2020 change the level 4 personal tax exam much?
Thank you thats brilliant!
Re: CIS returns
Sage or Quickbooks. I have to use two separate softwares at work for VAT and CIS and it's such a time wasting exercise, if you can get them all on one software, that'd be the best option in my opinion.
Re: Uploading files in the exam
Thank you guys for posting and discussing this.
I will take my exam on Thursday with SAGE ONE, and it was helpful to practise using your advices. Especially with the sample assessment available in MyAAT.
as part of the test i am not able to upload any files, but i can see which files are required and at least I am prepared mentally for the real CBA.