The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has announced its initial calendar of virtual events for members this year.
The events are designed to support continuing professional development (CPD) by delivering new updates, insights, learning and support, and to address issues facing the accountancy sector in the coming months.
The events include a webinar on VAT imports and exports following Brexit which is to be held on 22 January, and is available to book now through AAT’s event registration platform.
Throughout the year AAT will also be offering a series of online master courses of full-day technical training, focusing on issues including financial reporting, strategic management accounting, sharpening tax skills and information about the latest tax changes for members.
A number of CPD webinars will also be available, and will cover business and personal skills as well as technical, regulatory and legislative changes affecting members. This year’s topics will include Brexit, IR35, Domestic Reverse Change and Making Tax Digital 2.0.
The association will also host ‘Practice Pro’s’, a series of webinars and content aimed at members who work in and run their own practices. This year will also see the return of AAT’s flagship Future Finance Online conference in June, which provides technical knowledge and professional skills for members.
In addition, AAT is also planning to run online ‘Meet the President’ events for new members later in the year.
Andrew Williamson, director of Marketing and Commercial at AAT, said: “We’re delighted to launch our programme of 2021 events to support members throughout their careers.
“All our events are tailored with members’ continued learning and development in mind, from updating their technical skills to the latest sector developments and support, whether they work in practice, own their own business or are looking to make a career change.”
He added: “Our popular AAT branch network will also be delivering a regular programme of events covering a variety of topics relevant for those in practice, industry and the public sector – providing valuable networking opportunities for members around the UK.”
Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, all AAT face-to-face events will now be postponed until at least 30 April 2021.