AIA STATEMENT ON CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

We have been continually monitoring the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and have taken steps to ensure minimal disruption to our global operations, whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our staff, members and partners.  

Following government advice we have taken steps to adjust AIA’s operations and react to this rapidly evolving situation. 

Students 

AIA exams scheduled to take place in May 2020 have been cancelled across all centres 

The next exam session will take place in November 2020any candidate registered for May’s session will automatically be transferred.  

To ensure that students who have partially completed the current Professional Qualification (Certificate in Accountancy, Diploma in Accountancy or Professional Diploma in Accountancy) are not disadvantaged by these changes the new Professional Qualification will now be examinable from November 2021 with more details being provided later this year.  

All students should refer to the AIA Withdrawal and Switchover Policy for the latest guidance.  

Students affected by the closure of study centres should contact AIA’s Exams Team to discuss alternative study provision at the earliest possible time, E: exams@aiaworldwide.com 

Members  
 
Our members play an essential role, especially in uncertain times, advising and supporting businesses on a range of financial matters. 

To support members at this time of crisisAIA will continue to update our guidance and resources regularly, as well as signposting to sources of business support from government and other key organisations. 
 
All events - conferences, seminars and member networking have been cancelled until further notice 

We realise members may be looking for alternative resources that can be delivered in a safe environment and will be extending the number of online courses and webinars available to allow continuity of learning.  

AIA’s annual general meeting has also been postponed 

AIA Operations 

AIA has modified working practices and staff will be working remotely from home until further notice.  

All staff remain contactable by phone and email, however all non-essential travel has been cancelled and alternative arrangements will be made for meetings. 

We are diligently following official guidance from organisations such as the World Health Organisation, NHS and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and urge members to refer and adhere to policies designed to reduce the transmission of the virus in their own jurisdiction.  

We remain focused on member priorities and will do all we can to minimise disruption to services during this time. 

Additional resources can be accessed at: https://www.aiaworldwide.com/covid-19-guidance-resources