AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) has called on its members to stand for election to the AAT Council.
AAT said it is searching for a diverse range of people from its membership to bring their insights and experiences, and “constructively challenge” or contribute ideas. Those successful in being elected to the Council will have the opportunity to help the organisation in its ambition to develop and transform under the leadership of new chief executive, Sarah Beale.
The Council is currently working on AAT’s 2030 vision, being guided by four pillars:
- Public benefit
Those on the Council will be in a unique position to represent the views of members, giving them a voice in direct communication with the organisation’s executives.
AAT CEO, Sarah Beale, said: “We are looking for AAT members who believe in the organisation and are ready to get even more involved.
“AAT is an organisation that changes lives and has a huge impact socially and in education. We are looking for people to be custodians of that and ensure we continue to go from strength to strength.”
AAT added that no experience as a trustee is required to join the council and those elected will be “fully supported” through their journey.
Andy Murray, finance executive at Lindenmeyr International, became the youngest ever member of AAT Council when he joined in 2020 at the age of 27.
Murray said: “Being on Council is like free CPD. You learn about governance, pensions, all sorts. I’m exposed to top-level conversations around corporate governance and best practice which many professionals my age rarely get to be involved in. There are also networking opportunities as you’re in direct contact with the AAT executive team and CEO.”