1 July 2020

The Association of Accounting Technicians in Australia (AAT) has joined the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) as part of the IPA Group.

“The IPA has enjoyed a long association with AAT. 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,” said IPA chief executive officer, Andrew Conway.

“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.