Why MAAT and not AT?

I was wondering if anyone on the forums knows why AAT use the designatory letters MAAT rather than AT? as this would be in line with other UK accounting bodies using the qualification rather than the association/institute as the des. letters.

(i.e CA rather than MICAS for ICAS chartered accountants)

(an example is that the Institute of Chartered Accountants in New Zealand (now CAANZ) use AT as the desg. letters for their accounting technicians)


  • MarieNoelleMarieNoelle Trusted Regular Hampshire/Surrey borderPosts: 1,462Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Reminds me when I was applying for a job in practice and the recruitment agency kept referring to me as Mrs MAAT. I dropped the letters in an updated version of my CV ;-)
  • stevefstevef Well-Known CarmarthenPosts: 258Registered
    Indicates that you are a Member of a Professional body and allows to distinguish between Fellows and Members.
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge Posts: 4,071FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant
    Because FMAAT would otherwise be... FAT.
    So regular members are MAAT.

    Kind regards
    Monsoon FAT
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