New AAT president wants to change misconceptions

HENRY COOPER has been named as the new president of the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Cooper was installed as president at the association’s AGM on 18 May. Elected to fellow membership in 2004, Cooper has been an active member of the AAT Council since 2006 after serving as an appointed member of its Members’ Services Board.

“I want to be an accessible president. I’m keen to meet as many students and members as possible. I hope to do this, not just by the usual means, but by using social media and other channels as well,” Cooper said.

“If I want to see one thing change, it’s the misconceptions by many of our members who think they have to achieve chartered status in order to be viewed as a credible accountant. These people often don’t realise that they can stay with AAT throughout their entire career, continuing their learning and development along the way.”

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