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New IFAC, AAT Accounting Technician Framework Identifies Necessary Skills

Feb 22, 2019 | New York, New York | English

Accounting technicians play an important role in many jurisdictions and an accounting technician qualification is frequently a pathway into the accountancy profession. IFAC is delighted to share a framework for professional accountancy organizations that will support a competent, skilled and future-ready accounting technician workforce.

“Prepared by the AAT, and based on the association’s competency framework, An Illustrative Competency Framework for Accounting Technicians is a conversation starter,” explained Joseph Bryson, Head of Quality & Development at IFAC. “IFAC hopes that every professional accountancy organization with an interest in the accounting technician qualification shares their experiences and helps to grow this important segment of the global accountancy ecosystem.”

The Framework’s illustrative example is a resource for professional accountancy organizations creating an Accounting Technician designation as an additional pathways into the accountancy profession. Those interested in sharing their experience and knowledge should email their articles and/or resources marked “IFAC AAT Framework Discussion”.

About IFAC

IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of more than 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.