Lielette Calleja appointed as AAT chief accounting technician
The Association of Accounting Technicians has recruited experienced SME accounting and bookkeeping director Lielette Calleja as its chief accounting technician.
The AAT transitioned to be part of the Institute of Public Accountants Group (IPA Group) in mid-2020. Ms Calleja has been a member of the AAT Member Advisory Committee since July last year.
Ms Calleja has been director and founder of SME accounting and bookkeeping firm All That Counts since 2005.
“I am thrilled to be part of the solution with the AAT/IPA,” she said in response to accepting the role.
“It’s an exciting time to be part of the profession to make a tangible response to the changes coming from client expectations, technology, and regulation.”
IPA chief executive Andrew Conway said he’s very pleased with Ms Calleja’s appointment.
“Ms Calleja is highly regarded in the accounting and bookkeeping fields with a long history of advocating for the profession,” Mr Conway said.
“While Ms Calleja runs her own business, All That Counts in Sydney, a leading and award-winning cloud accounting and bookkeeping firm, she will add a strong and credible voice to represent the interests of AAT members.”
Mr Conway said Ms Calleja brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of financial accounting, budgeting, bookkeeping, and management accounting.
“Importantly, Ms Calleja will champion the continuous professional development for members, recognising the need for upskilling BAS agents to ensure their skills remain relevant for tomorrow and the years to come,” he said.