Accounting bodies to discuss qualifications merger

Three accounting bodies are set to begin discussions about creating a
framework that encompasses all their qualifications.

Talks between the Association of Accounting Technicians, International
Association of Bookkeepers and the Institute of Financial Accountants will be
held to look into creating a joint qualification structure.

AAT chief executive Jane Scott Paul said: ‘We are pleased to have started
talks with IAB and IFA on our common interest in continuing to offer
high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of learners and organisations.’

IAB and IFA chief executive Malcolm Dean said the strategy was required to
provide students with core accounting competencies.

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