Cullen wrote: »
It is prevaricating a little, not fibbing but deliberately leading people to believe something that isn't quite true. Most people assume a qualified accountant to be ACA or similar.
I suggest "Qualified Accounting Technician".
KW17 2LN wrote: »
I'm sure this has been done before, I'm too lazy to search it sorry !
I'm planning on putting the following line on my CV skills summary (one I have AAT done).
"Qualified Accountant (AAT)"
Is this fair, or CV massaging ?
PGM wrote: »
Then you're avoiding calling yourself a qualified accountant, in case someone misunderstands what you are saying. When you are in fact qualified.
How about "Qualified AAT Accountant".
I just don't like the word technician.
Monsoon wrote: »
ABy my experience, and by virtue of the job I do, I am a qualified accountant.
jow774 wrote: »
This might be utter rubbish but my boss reckons, AAT = Accounting Technician, IFA = Qualified Accountant, ACCA, CIMA etc = Qualified Chartered Accountant. Although Id never heard of IFA until he just mentioned it!
AK002 wrote: »
What's required to go from AAT to IFA?
jewels.p wrote: »
Good question! Does anybody know the answer?
Level 4, AAT members, HNC Business & Finance graduates with the relevant ‘pathway’ or experience may be eligible for IFA Financial Accounting Executive membership.
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING EXECUTIVE
Playing an important part in supporting the organisation and its finance manager or team, the Financial Accounting Executive is often responsible for drafting final accounts and interpretation of financial information.
With broad accounting and finance technical knowledge and skills the Financial Accounting Executive provides core services and plays an important role in keeping the finance function working effectively. Access to this level of membership is usually IFA’s Financial Accountant Diploma qualification. However, certain other relevant and recognised qualification may also be deemed equivalent.
Financial Accounting Executives may use the post nominal letters Dip FA. Progression to Associate level would be recommended as an individual’s career requires.
Monsoon wrote: »
So, AAT gives you basic IFA membership.