MEMBER BENEFITS & RESOURCES

AIA is committed to adding value to your membership by offering additional benefits and resources, collaborating with strategic partners. We aim to provide you with essential tools to save you time and money, helping you to grow your business and those of your clients. If there are any resources not currently offered that you would value, please email your suggestions to the Development Team.

ADVICE & GUIDANCE | CAREERS | CASH FLOW & FUNDING | COMPLIANCE | CPD | FOREIGN EXCHANGE | INCOME PROTECTION | INSURANCE | MERCHANT ACCOUNT SERVICESNEWS & INFORMATION | PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH | PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

ADVICE & GUIDANCE

Association of International Accountants

AIA TECHNICAL ADVICE

Our Professional Standards and Practice Liaison team are on hand to answer your technical queries. If you have a technical query, please complete the online form.

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FA Simms & Partners

FA SIMMS & PARTNERS LIMITED

AIA has enlisted the help of FA Simms & Partners to provide a dedicated helpline to members supplying business rescue and insolvency guidance. This help line is completely free and so is the advice you receive. The guidance covers all aspects regarding personal and corporate procedures and will be delivered by a fully Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

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Tolley Tax Intelligence from LexisNexis

TOLLEY

AIA is working in partnership with Tolley, the UK's only provider of critical tax information, in-depth reference, ground-breaking training and learning resources and unique market insight, to provide services and resources for AIA members. As part of their commitment to helping AIA members get to grips with specialist tax issues, Tolley will be sharing a range of topical information and in-depth extracts from their various products, as well as providing AIA members with exclusive offers.

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CAREERS

GAAPweb

GAAPWEB

GAAPweb is the specialist job site for Accountants, Analysts, Financial Controllers, Finance Managers, Finance Directors, and Chief Financial Officers. GAAPweb has the latest finance and accountancy jobs across all industries including FTSE 100, practice and public sector. Upload your CV to their talent pool so top recruiters and employers can headhunt you and stay up to date on the latest advice and industry insights via the GAAPweb careers news and advice blog.

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CASH FLOW & FUNDING

   
URICA

URICA

URICA early payment is a ground breaking debt free cash flow solution for SMEs funded by The British Business Bank and RSA. It benefits suppliers and their UK and export customers and requires no security and no personal guarantees from either party. For a small early payment discount, URICA buy your invoices as early as day 1, take on all the credit risk and give your customers extended credit of up to 90 days on your behalf, so you no longer need to.

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WK5.com

WK5.COM

AIA has teamed up with wk5.com to offer our members a range of services through a dedicated website to support your business on a daily basis. Every aspect of wk5.com is geared towards maximising your cash flow options and management. AIA members gett free Business Status Monitoring for up to ten businesses, as well as access to a dedicated advice line.

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COMPLIANCE 

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Company

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING COMPLIANCE COMPANY

AIA is a supervisory body under the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and supervision of your practice is included in the cost of your AIA Practising Certificate. In addition, you will receive a free subscription to the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Company (AMLCC) worth £200 – all your compliance needs in one package.

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CPD

Association of International Accountants

AIA CPD CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

Our CPD conferences and seminars offer the topics you need, from leading experts and are excellent value for money. With our face-to-face events you could meet your CPD requirements for the year from only £250.

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Accountingcpd.net

ACCOUNTINGCPD.NET

For over 7 years, as a member of AIA you have been able to use online CPD courses, published by Nelson Croom, to fulfil your CPD requirements.  You can now get those same great online CPD courses much more easily, by buying direct online from Nelson Croom's online shop for accountants, www.accountingcpd.net. accountingcpd.net is the leading provider of online CPD for accountants. Bringing together professional bodies, acclaimed authors and the development expertise of Nelson Croom, to offer you a wide range of online CPD courses. Its CPD that really make you think.  

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Filtered

FILTERED 

Filtered provides online CPD courses in Microsoft Office products and other essential business skills such as Leadership, Project Management and Strategy. All Filtered courses are entirely online and contain a mix of text, video tutorials, practice exercises and tests. Courses can be access 24/7, 365 days a year and are all accredited by CPD UK. We offer a Filtered course package which gives you access to ALL 14 online courses. 

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE 

Halo Financial

HALO FINANCIAL

Halo Financial, our preferred FX partner, can save you and your clients’ money. With ever more businesses trading overseas and making international payments, SMEs are increasingly exposed to currency risks whilst managing growth and profitability. Halo Financial’s expertise in foreign exchange helps businesses expand into new markets with confidence. As an AIA member, you and your clients receive a free currency audit to identify where there are opportunities to improve, as well as a dedicated currency expert who will personally help you manage your foreign exchange needs.

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INCOME PROTECTION

PG Mutual Income Protection Plus

PG MUTUAL

As we go through life, we naturally have more to protect – Our health, our home, our family… and of course… our income.  Having an income enables us to protect all of these things which is why the most important type of protection, as highlighted by Which? should be that of protecting our income.  So when did you last consider protecting yours? As a member of the AIA you are entitled to 20% off your first two year's cover. Click 'READ MORE' to see how little it could cost to protect your lifestyle.

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INSURANCE

Qdos Vantage

QDOS VANTAGE TAX FEE PROTECTION (TFP)

Qdos Vantage is the AIA’s preferred partner for Tax Fee Protection (TFP) insurance. Qdos offers cover to AIA member practices and their clients, either via the AIA webshop or through bespoke schemes for practices. The webshop is a unique method of offering TFP insurance to your clients, which cuts practice administration and costs to a minimum. Clients can purchase cover direct from Qdos via the webshop and there is no need for you to write to clients every year, as Qdos will handle all annual renewals. If you prefer a more traditional approach, Qdos can provide an individually tailored TFP scheme for your practice, either covering all of your clients or just those who wish to pay for cover. Our rates are very competitive when compared to other TFP providers. We offer full marketing support to maximise the benefits for both your practice and your clients, and helpline support for tax, HR and legal issues.

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MERCHANT ACCOUNT SERVICES

 Card Processing Advisory Service (CPRAS)

THE CARD PROCESSING ADVISORY SERVICE (CPRAS)

Voted UK Card Processing Consultancy of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016, CPRAS has exemplary credentials and will provide AIA members with free expert guidance and professional assistance in the complex and constantly changing Merchant Account marketplace.  In 9 out of 10 cases CPRAS currently identify net savings of over 25% on processing costs and, equally importantly, ensure that service requirements are matched precisely to a merchant’s exacting needs.

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NEWS & INFORMATION

International Accountant

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTANT

International Accountant magazine is a 40 page, bi-monthly publication published by LexisNexis. Filled with news, analysis and features, International Accountant covers the full spectrum of topics across the financial sectors, and reflects the needs of AIA’s global membership. Contributions are sourced from industry experts, top practitioners and academics, ensuring the highest standards of content. Regular sections include tax, accounting and auditing standards, business and finance, law and reporting, as well as event listings, AIA and technical updates.

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International Accountant Weekly e-News

INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTANT E-NEWS

AIA provides members with the latest technical and business news and guidance, collaborating with government departments such as HMRC, HM Treasury, The Pensions Regulator, and The Intellectual Property Office, as well as industry specialists. We give you the news as it happens, through our weekly digest the International Accountant e-News.

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Intellectual Property Office

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched ‘IP for Business’, a range of online tools and resources to help you on your IP journey. The toolkit includes IP Equip, a free online training tool to help you understand how to identify and protect IP assets, as well as the free IP Equip app (available for smart phones and tablets) which gives you access to basic IP information on the go.

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Auto Enrolment

THE PENSIONS REGULATOR

Employers are likely to look to their trusted advisers to help them in fulfilling their automatic enrolment duties, and it's not just about pensions – automatic enrolment will impact upon most areas of your clients' businesses. AIA is working with The Pensions Regulator to provide our members with range of information and resources about all aspects of automatic enrolment.

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PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH

Association of International Accountants

AIA DOCUMENT TEMPLATES

AIA provides our practising members with a comprehensive suite of document templates, including a letter of engagement and terms of business; a letter of disengagement; a continuity agreement; complaints procedure; AML policy, risk assessment and initial client checklist. Please contact us to request the templates.

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AIA Quality Assured

AIA QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAMME

The AIA Quality Assurance programme is designed to help your practice develop and grow, identifying areas for improvement, and providing the support to help you meet these challenges head on.

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Association of International Accountants

FIND AN INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTANT

Our ‘Find an International Accountant’ directory makes it easy for potential clients to find you, and you can use the AIA logo and brand to promote your practice on your own materials, or advertise with Yell under the AIA brand.

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

ACT | Leading Treasury Professionals

ASSOCIATION OF CORPORATE TREASURERS (ACT)

Did you know that qualified AIA members can benefit from exemptions on the ACT qualifications pathway and discounted rates on training? The Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) is the chartered membership body for treasurers. Treasury and accountancy complement each other perfectly and many successful CFOs  qualify in both treasury and accountancy. Come and meet us at one of our industry leading events. Your AIA membership entitles you to discounted rates.

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