The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has cancelled two upcoming conferences due to covid-19 outbreak and closed its London HQ as all staff go to remote working
The Future Finance 2020 and the Training Provider Conference 2020 were both scheduled for June.
An AAT spokesperson told Accountancy Daily: ‘All delegates will be refunded. While we are exploring the possibility of rescheduling the events for later in the year, no concrete decision on this has been taken as yet.’
The Training Provider Conference was set to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon in early June, with AAT Future Finance 2020, an event for AAT members and the wider accounting sector, scheduled for mid-June in Birmingham.
All face-to-face AAT events have been cancelled, through to the end of June 2020.
In response to government calls for offices to move to remote working, AAT has also shut its Barbican office in the City of London and the 240 staff will be working remotely from 17 March.
The institute has around 130,000 members in over 100 countries and is the leading qualification and professional body for technical accountants and bookkeepers.