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An event to introduce people to a career in accounting and finance will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 14.

The event will be hosted by Innovative Management & Professional Training to inform interested parties about accounting qualifications from Association of Accounting Technicians.

IMPT introduced AAT’s accounting and bookkeeping qualifications for the first time in the Cayman Islands last year as another option alongside the Foundations in Accountancy qualification.

The open day event will run from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Family Life Centre and is open to anyone. Anyone interested will be able to drop in to find out more information about the qualification and register their interest in studying it.

Yvette Myles, Manager of IMPT said: “We decided to bring the AAT qualifications to Cayman because we have heard from many businesses that there is a gap in the market for a qualification at technician level, the level before chartered status. We have already started two classes successfully, and our students are taking well to it.”

Gemma Baker, AAT’s representative who will be attending the event said: “There is a need for more qualified accounting technicians. Many people mistakenly believe that a chartered accountant is all they need for their business but accounting technicians are needed to support the work undertaken by them. AAT did some research which suggests that the optimum model is for around 9 or 10 accounting technicians supporting every chartered accountant. This means that students who study our qualifications will find themselves with the skills and knowledge to fill roles that are in demand.”

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