Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT is the world’s leading professional body for accounting technicians. We develop finance qualifications that ensure business can draw upon skilled people, fully equipped to meet its challenges head-on. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to unleash their career ambition – so we make it happen. We break down barriers, empowering more people with the real-world expertise valued by organisations in all sectors. As part of the AAT community, our 123,000 members and students belong to an inclusive association of accountancy professionals around the world. With access to a network of insights, opportunities, and lifetime learning – we keep skills up to date, relevant and ready for business.

AAT prides itself in providing universally respected and recognised practical finance and accounting qualifications for students and apprentices. We also act as a professional body, ensuring our members meet our high professional standards as well as lobbying government for improvements in the accounting and taxation industries. At the heart of our positive staff culture is a passion for wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion, being a responsible business, having fun, and a strong commitment to providing excellent service to our customers and members.

AAT is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2). We also are the first accountancy body to sign up to the Women in Finance Charter, we've signed up to the Race at Work Charter and we're committed to reporting on our gender and ethnicity pay gaps. A large part of AAT's culture is about embracing its behaviours, one of them is Inclusive – we ensure everyone can thrive and reach their full potential. We have a Diversity and Inclusion(D&I) Strategy with clear goals and a D&I Champions network, with membership from across the organisation who promote and raise awareness of its agenda at AAT and support change. We are members of ENEI and take part in their TIDE survey and in 2022 achieved a bronze award. We provide training for all staff on D&I. We are a Living Wage Employer and have received a one-star rating in our 2022 Best Companies survey.