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Advice Needed

catonbookcatonbook New MemberRegistered Posts: 6
This is my first post to this forum. I have been trading as a self employed bookkeeper for 7 years and have a wide range of clients. I am looking to expand my practice further but am not sure the best way to do this.

When I started trading 7 years ago I was CIMA Stage 3 passed (So only not taken my finals). I decided to become a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers to obtain my practising certificate and insurance. I have not advertised over the years as I prefer to get clients by recommendation either from clients or Practice accountants. I have had 2 children in this time and am now ready to increase my business again. I am now considering trying to become a member of AAT through possible exemptions as I wonder whether the AAT support that they give Members in practice would be much better than ICB. Does anyone have any advice?

Any advice on my two points would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time

Catherine

Comments

  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    Why not just finish CIMA?
  • catonbookcatonbook New Member Registered Posts: 6
    Hi thanks for replying.

    Mainly cost and the time it would take to do it now being self employed.
  • PGMPGM Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,954
    catonbook wrote: »
    Hi thanks for replying.

    Mainly cost and the time it would take to do it now being self employed.

    I can't imagine it'll save much money or time to switch to AAT at this point.
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