In a discussion on the skills gap on Accountancy Age’s
Club, 77% of those polled said the institutes are not training students up
to required standards.
Confusingly for the institutes, 75% said the calibre of newly qualified
accountants is as high as ever.
Of those who voted, 82% also said that they are struggling to recruit enough
high quality accountants.
Ray Perry, director of brand at CIMA, said newly qualifieds were ‘improving,
particularly from the perspective of fitness for purpose.’
Mary Campbell, an ICAS council member, said: ‘The concern I have as an
employer is around the lack of commerciality of the youngsters coming through.’
The AAT has become the first accountancy body to sign the Women in Finance Charter, which is designed to help achieve gender balance in the financial services industry
New government measures to target abuse of a VAT simplification scheme may have 'unwelcome consequences' for small businesses, says the institute
Fiona Wilkinson to take up the position in June 2017
The AAT will deliver the end point assessments for the apprenticeships