Fmaat?

T.C.T.C. Experienced MentorRegistered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
I have received an email about becoming a fellow member. Should I apply? Why should I apply? Comments welcome.

Comments

  • DavePDaveP Feels At Home Registered Posts: 79
    It's more letters after your name..!

    ;)
  • LouiseRLouiseR Feels At Home Registered Posts: 59
    I've received one too, yes any comments would be appreciated
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    I believe you can sign passports once you are an FMAAT.

    It show you have five years work experience after passing AAT.

    Can I ask when you qualified as I've calculated I should be able to apply to be a Fellow Member this year, but I haven't received an email from AAT yet?
  • LouiseRLouiseR Feels At Home Registered Posts: 59
    I qualified in 2000 but I did get a notification a few years ago aswell but I decided not to register then, can't remember why now!

    I think I will go for fmaat, as I'm registering for MIP aswell, might give me more standing :001_unsure:
  • DavePDaveP Feels At Home Registered Posts: 79
    Can't see the benefit myself.

    I have looked through AATs website to see what the advantage is but the only thing listed is the ability to sign a passport.

    To be honest, I've signed a number of passport applications without the F word so I think they need to find a new selling point!!
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    Louise

    If you are registering to become an MIP it would be worth looking into becoming a Fellow Member before you leave employed work (assuming you are employed) otherwise you have to ask an Accountant that knows of your work.

    Sue
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    So basically then no real benefits - just an extra cost for me ....and an extra letter!?! :001_unsure:
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    I don't think there are any benefits.

    The reason why I will apply is because I'm Self Employed and it shows Accountants that I contact looking for work that I have 5 years experience since Qualifying.
  • LouiseRLouiseR Feels At Home Registered Posts: 59
    Thanks Sue, that was my thinking too.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,069
    I thought you also had to have 5 years experience in managing people as well.
    Or am I remembering wrong? :huh:
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    Perhaps AAT need to think up a few more benefits to entice us in then! :thumbup1:
  • pussycat58pussycat58 Settling In Nicely Registered Posts: 21
    Hi TC

    you do get reconised at their awards do. ive been twice as I hadn't got my membership the first time. you know they really do put on fantastic do's.

    but seriously it does make you look more qualified on paper which of course you are.

    I wasn't aware there was an additional fee. If there is then i guess it comes down to a personal cost/benefit trade off .

    cheers
    Josie
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    Hi Josie

    The down side of the AAT putting on fantastic do's are that some of us are too far away to be able to get to them, yet we are still having to pay for them with our Annual Subscriptions.

    Sie
  • pussycat58pussycat58 Settling In Nicely Registered Posts: 21
    Hi Sue,

    I can see how that may be difficult for some, if you don't drive or own a car.

    But I find the venues are usually in cities of interest, York Nottingham London ect. and near the weekend, so me and my hubby usually find a cheap hotel and make a weekend outing of it!

    But then we are hedonistic travel freaks, i can appreciate it doesn't appeal to everyone:001_tt2:
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    Hi Louise

    If you are still considering applying for your Fellow Membership now would be a good time as the AAT are currently waiving the £45.00 application fee for Members in Practice.

    Sue
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    Oh right - thanks for that!
  • LouiseRLouiseR Feels At Home Registered Posts: 59
    Thanks Sue
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