AAT joins the IPA Group
The Association of Accounting Technicians in Australia (AAT) has joined the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) as part of the IPA Group.
Following a long association with the AAT, the body has become a part of the IPA Group and enriched the IPA's offer to its members.
“The IPA has enjoyed a long association with AAT," said IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.
"This change will bring enhanced member benefits and support in line with global trends which demonstrate the importance of an inclusive and collaborative approach between accounting technicians and accountants, particularly in their support to the small business sector,” he noted.
Mr Conway explained that significant new benefits will be offered to technician members, including a comprehensive member pathway for student members seeking a career as an either an Accounting Technician or a Public Accountant.
“This process is similar to the transition of the IFA (UK) into the IPA Group in late 2014,” said Mr Conway.
The IPA Group is the world’s largest SME/SMP professional accountancy group, providing a stronger, more powerful voice for its members and the sector globally. It included the Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) in the UK, the Institute Of Public Accountants - International, and now the AAT.