AAT: Arman Hussain

Arman Hussain was drawn to a practical accountancy qualification with AAT

There are many draws to working in the accounting and finance sector: a great choice of jobs, attractive salaries, wide-ranging progression opportunities, and the chance to work at the heart of a thriving business.

Although university is often seen as the main route into this kind of profession, for accounting and finance this really isn’t the case. Qualifications with the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) provide a practical alternative, focusing on developing workplace skills without the pressure of university debt.

Arman was drawn to this career route. He wanted to see how a business worked from the inside and to be involved in financial decision-making.

“I was lucky enough to start an AAT accounting apprenticeship with a local accounting firm,” said Arman. “At first, I was preparing financial statements for small sole traders but have gone on to work with larger limited companies.”

“Doing an audit for a local car dealership was particularly interesting. I love learning how different businesses work, and seeing the process by which cars are traded was a real eye opener.”

“AAT has given me the practical accountancy skills needed to develop in my role and helped my confidence to grow. It’s also helped me to get a job with Morgan Stanley. I now understand the concepts behind accounts and also have great business skills which could be applied to any career.”

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