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The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Australia is the longest standing association for bookkeepers in the country. AAT boast a proud tradition of supporting bookkeepers and accounting technicians and are constitutionally supported by the three main accounting bodies in Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and CPA Australia. AAT Australia was one of the first professional associations recognised by the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) as a BAS Agent association under the Tax Agent Services Regulations 2009 (TASR), being admitted on the 5th May 2010.

Our close partnership with the accounting associations, in particular the Institute of Public Accountants, means that AAT Australia’s members have unique opportunities around networking with accountants and tax agents to create productive referral networks that support Australian businesses.

AAT Australia membership provides a commitment to high standards and professionalism and provides members with important status and recognition about their skills and experience.

AAT Australia’s commitment to excellence includes ongoing business development support for practitioners and new entrants to the industry, with close ties to accounting software companies and other important third party solutions.


History

AAT was formed in 1980 in the United Kingdom. Sponsored by four of the chartered
accountancy bodies in the UK, there are more than 100,000 AAT members and
students worldwide. AAT is the world’s largest dedicated body for qualified
Accounting Technicians.

Established in Australia in 2002, AAT Australia is supported by the three professional accounting bodies – CPA Australia, the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Institute of Public Accountants and has a membership base of over 3800 members.

Headquartered in the Melbourne CBD, AAT Australia has representatives based in all major capital cities.


Vision and Mission

Our Vision

To uphold the standards of excellence and professionalism, providing members with continuing opportunities to grow.

Our Mission

 

The training, development and accreditation of bookkeeping professionals is fundamental to the AATA commitment to industry and is central to our constitution. We believe in providing opportunities for members to continually learn and achieve success in their careers as individuals and business owners.

AAT Australia represent the needs of accounting technicians in support of the challenges faced in an ever-evolving environment from both a compliance and technological perspective.

Promoting the professionalism and importance of bookkeepers today and in to the future are central to the values of AAT Australia.

 
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