Additional qualifications help..

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AK002
AK002 Registered Posts: 2,492 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
There was a thread a while back about an additional qualification that you could apply for that didn't require any exams as the AAT qualification covered the syllabus...

Can anyone find the thread... I'm hopeless LOL :(

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  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Registered Posts: 4,071 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I've no idea. Presumably one of the bookkeeping bodies? AAT Business Tax gives an exemption from one ATT paper, but that's all I can think of.
  • AK002
    AK002 Registered Posts: 2,492 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Nah it was something like CPA or IPA or something along those lines :P
  • BeccaLouJ9
    BeccaLouJ9 Registered Posts: 896 Epic contributor 🐘
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    IFA?
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  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Registered Posts: 4,071 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Yep you can get into a lower level of the IFA with AAT, forgot about that one!

    Not sure why anyone would though, as the AAT is better known than the IFA.

    IFA being Institute of Financial Accountants, nothing to do with financial advisors in this case!
  • Daz1865
    Daz1865 Registered Posts: 67 Regular contributor ⭐
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    Don't you think it would look better on your CV if you have a few qualifications though? I know savvy managers probably wouldn't fall for it, but it indicates you're more qualified and would also help if you are working for yourself too (in terms of attracting customers)

    No doubt there will be numerous exemption and membership fees mind.
  • Monsoon
    Monsoon Registered Posts: 4,071 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    Daz1865 wrote: »
    Don't you think it would look better on your CV if you have a few qualifications though
    No, because
    I know savvy managers probably wouldn't fall for it
    Exactly

    and
    it indicates you're more qualified

    No, it indicates you are happy to pay twice for 2 sets of letters that mean the same thing
    and would also help if you are working for yourself too (in terms of attracting customers)
    I disagree: 95% of clients couldn't care less what qualifications you do or do not hold (sad but true!)
    No doubt there will be numerous exemption and membership fees mind.
    And yes, don't forget the cost!!

    The only valid reason I can think of for getting IFA membership is that they seem to have more mortgage lenders on board, though I know the main ones who didn't accept AAT are now accepting us, so that reason is now null and void :D

    Seriously, save your money :-)
  • anniem
    anniem Registered Posts: 1,326 Beyond epic contributor 🧙‍♂️
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    I think you can get into ICB - Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as well?
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