The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has officially launches its qualifications and membership services in Ireland.
AAT's internationally renowned qualifications provide practical industry skills for a career in finance and accountancy. AAT also offers a membership service and support network that develops members from student to practised professional.
As a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) AAT is in a strong position to provide Irish accountancy students with qualifications that meet global standards. This will help support the Irish economy’s continued recovery by offering finance training to meet the demand of all businesses from SMEs to multinational corporations.
Eamonn Siggins, CEO of CPA Ireland, said: "We welcome the launch of AAT to the Irish market. With the gradual recovery of the economy there is increased demand for good accounting professionals and AAT’s qualification provides the initial practical, skills-based accounting training that will add value to the bottom line of any business.
"As the world of business is constantly changing, CPA Ireland provides qualifications that equip graduates for the dynamic market place. The syllabus is continually evolving to ensure that CPA accountants are flexible, innovative and proactive strategists capable of understanding and supporting every aspect of a business."
Justin Kyriakou, Global Development Manager of AAT, said: "With AAT’s official launch today, prospective accountancy students in Ireland will now have access to qualifications and membership services that are globally respected and recognised. AAT’s qualifications are available to everyone, regardless of experience or prior qualifications and offer a great way to boost or change career. AAT has a strong heritage of delivering qualifications that are highly valued by employers, which deliver the skilled professionals that they need and want."
AAT’s entry into Ireland will increase the availability of its qualifications to 40 countries across the world including Botswana, India, South Africa and New Zealand. The move into Ireland forms part of AAT’s increasing focus on key international markets.