Once you’ve completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting you can apply to become a full member of AAT (or MAAT). But what exactly is it, and how can it benefit you and your career?
What is MAAT?
MAAT is full membership of AAT. It’s an internationally recognised professional status in accounting and finance. It shows that you have a high standard of education and experience, and a commitment to developing your skills and keeping them up to date.
Who can apply for MAAT?
You’re eligible to apply for MAAT if you have one of the following:
- Completed the AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting
- A full or part-qualification with ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA or ICAEW
- A full qualification with AIA, CAI, IFA, NIAT, ATSA (formerly AATSA) or NZICA
- A professional membership with any of the above bodies or SCAAK
- An accounting or finance degree from one of AAT’s partner universities
What are the benefits of MAAT?
MAAT is internationally recognised as a badge of excellence, and organisations that are looking for the best staff often look for MAAT status.
But not only that, once you’re a full AAT member, you can apply to become an AAT Licensed Accountant or Bookkeeper. You’ll then be able to be your own boss. AAT will give you all the support and guidance you need to set up and run a successful business.
MAAT will also give you access to a range of CPD resources, free support helplines, the AAT member community, and you’ll be able to use AAT rewards to save money on everyday purchases, holidays, insurance and much more.
Once you have had full membership for five years, you can apply for FMAAT status. This is a fellow membership and shows your senior experience, expertise and professionalism.
Interested in AAT?
If you think AAT is the qualification for you, have a look at our AAT pages for more information and get your accountancy career started.