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About AAT

AAT was created by the merger of two founding institutes in 1980: the Institute of Accounting Staff (then a subsidiary of ACCA) and the Association of Technicians in Finance and Accounting (then a subsidiary of CIPFA). It is a technician level qualification offering higher apprenticeships which entitle those who have completed the exams and obtained relevant supervised work experience, to become an accounting technician.

AAT work across the globe with over 100,000 members in more than 100 countries. To reward employees for their dedication and efforts, AAT offer discounted vouchers for cinema tickets, gym membership and classes, with discounts also available on restaurants and travel insurance.

They are training mental health first aiders, so they will have people around the organisation who colleagues can go to for support. AAT also ran a managing mental health workshop for managers, to enable them to effectively and appropriate manage their team's mental health.

The wellbeing programme has its own budget and is reviewed and renewed annually. They run free yoga twice per month and they heavily subsidise yoga for the other two weeks in the month. They also open two financial workshops a year (one after Christmas), two nutrition workshops a year, onsite health checks and flu jabs.

What is it like to work for AAT

My Manager
My Manager
AAT have a Leadership Development Programme, this is available to all managers and those with leadership responsibilities. 
AAT encourage managers to tell their direct reports to stay home if they are getting unwell, or if they have a seemingly minor illness. They prefer to prevent illnesses, as this reduces absence in the longer term. AAT also offer flexible working including core hours.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
AAT are a flexible organisation. They have core hours; people can work from home and they generally agree flexible patterns, including compressed hours. They close over Christmas and give two days between Christmas and New Year for "free".

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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