AAT to ACCA profiles

Read about some of our ACCA Members who started with AAT.

Francesca Harper - KMPG Indirect Tax Assistant Manager

"Qualifying to be an accountant is purely about hard work and commitment," says Francesca Harper. "Put in the hours and stay focused and I guarantee you can become an accountant! I did!"

Francesca left school after her GCSEs and became an ACCA member at the age of 21.


Steve Edwards - Financial Controller at Serious Waste Management Ltd

"AAT was a great grounding to obtaining the ACCA Qualification, not only giving generous exemptions from the earlier exams but also providing much of the underpinning knowledge required for the later exams."

Joanne McCourt - Commercial Insight Manager at New Look

Joanne embarked on a career in finance after completing her GCSEs, and has since gained her AAT Qualification. She’s currently studying ACCA. "I chose ACCA because it’s the largest and most global professional body, and I believe it can take my career much further than other qualifications." 

Andrew Vanburen - Financial Controller at John Parker & Sons

Andrew started his accounting career aged 17, and was one of the youngest people to gain an AAT Qualification. He continued his studies and became an AACA member in 1999. Andrew has just completed a three year voluntary tenure on the AAT Council, and also signed up to do an MBA.

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