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Is FMAAT Plus worth subscribing too?

RachelRachel Trusted RegularFMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349
I am a MIP and just wondered if others used it and if it worth it.

Finally got round to sorting my fellow memership out.

Thanks

Rachel

Comments

  • Paul CPaul C Well-Known Registered Posts: 193
    I am FMAAT and thinks its really good. But I could not see anything worth paying for in the extra bits, in addition to standard FMAAT that is. If i missed something please let me know!
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    I am FMAAT and it looks good on the paperwork!
  • RachelRachel Trusted Regular FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349
    Does anyone pay the £60 subscription to FMAAT plus? Can't find that much about it and the AAT do not offer a trial.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    I take it "FMAAT Plus" is some kind of extra subscription thing you can pay for, that's over and above regular fellow membership?

    I passed all my exams 4.5 years ago but due to that silly MAS project I have another 2.5 years before I can get fellow membership.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    Rachel you beat me to it!

    I'm very cynical, but I would guess it's not worth it ;)

    What are you supposed to get for your money?
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    Below are the feature that were listed for FMAAT Plus earlier in the year. I think when I looked at it I felt it was more suitable for Accountants in Industry rather than Practice and was for people that managed other staff. I only looked at it very briefly so there may be more to it than I realised.


    1. Access to Management Direct – an online raft of resources from the Chartered Management Institute.

    2. Exclusive podcasts relevant to senior accounting and management roles.

    3. Attendance at an exclusive FMAAT annual event.

    4. Access to exclusive discounts through the AAT Additions service before all other levels of membership.

    5. FMAAT Plus offers you a more tailored membership benefits package
  • RachelRachel Trusted Regular FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349
    Thanks Sue, doesn't seem like it will benefit me then, I don't understand why it seems to be secret or maybe they just don't have may subscribers.

    Thanks again, don't think I will part with my £60.
  • T.C.T.C. Experienced Mentor Registered, Tutor Posts: 1,448
    No I don't pay. Can't see it is worth it.
  • wildgoose1ukwildgoose1uk Well-Known Registered Posts: 200
    I don't think it is a secret Rachel..... I just don't think all aspects of the website are that user friendly. It comes up under a search for FMAAT Plus.

    If you have three years management experience then you can join CMI as an Associate for £115 and get four more letters after your name as well as more benefits than FMAAT Plus is offering. See here http://www.managers.org.uk/training-development-qualifications/personal-development/benefits-of-membership/membership-decision-tree

    I think it may be useful if you are offering more than just accounting services or employ staff as well. If you plan to offer any sort of consultancy or strategic or business planning to sme's then this could be useful.
  • RachelRachel Trusted Regular FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349
    Thanks for all your replies, I was wondering whether it would help me as a MIP and I am not sure that it will so I don't think I will spend the money. I am only very part time as I am really on a career break bring my 2 small children up.

    I am quite happy with the 9 letters after my name at the moment.

    Thanks again

    Rachel
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    If you have three years management experience then you can join CMI as an Associate for £115 and get four more letters after your name as well as more benefits than FMAAT Plus is offering. See here http://www.managers.org.uk/training-development-qualifications/personal-development/benefits-of-membership/membership-decision-tree

    I think it may be useful if you are offering more than just accounting services or employ staff as well. If you plan to offer any sort of consultancy or strategic or business planning to sme's then this could be useful.

    That's interesting. I might store that information for future use. Thanks WG
  • deanshepherddeanshepherd Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,809
    Did anyone else receive the AATs 'Engage' email newsletter today?

    There was a link to learn more about FMAAT Plus which, as usual, did not work so I am still none-the-wiser.

    However, I persevered and entered 'FMAAT Plus' into the search engine on the home page and, although I could not find any details about FMAAT Plus, all the management modules are free to either view or download as PDFs. Having looked at a few it seems pretty generic management training material and not of any interest to me. Others may find it useful if you want to take a look.
  • SueSue Well-Known Registered Posts: 217
    I didn't receive the Engage newsletter today, although I think I am subscribed to it.

    I received a link to the FMAAT plus on an email from the AAT a few months ago and the link did not work then either.

    Also the email address at the bottom of the email from the AAT was incorrect.

    I have been in contact with the AAT about both of the above and they had supposedly sorted it!!
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