Glossary of Qualifications & Associations

From AAT to STEP, find them all here…

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AAT – Association of Accounting Technicians
AATQB – AAT Bookkeeping Member
ACA – Chartered Accountant qualification offered by the ICAEW
ACI – ACI Financial Markets Association
ACCA – Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
ACT – Association of Corporate Treasurers
AMCT – Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers
AML – Anti-Money Laundering
ATT – Association of Taxation Technicians
BFP – ICAEW Business and Finance Professional
BPP – BPP is a training provider for professional qualifications and professional development
BSc – Bachelor of Science, an undergraduate degree
CAIA – Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
CAT – Certified Accounting Technician
CeFA – Certificate for Financial Advisors
CeFS – Certificate in Financial Studies
CFA – Chartered Financial Analyst
CFAB –  Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business
CFE / GCFE – Guernsey College of Further Education
CFT – Combating the Finance of Terrorism (Generally stylised as AML/CFT)
CGMA – Chartered Global Management Accountant
CII – Chartered Insurance Institute
CIM – Chartered Institute of Marketing
CIMA – Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (For HR/L&D qualifications)
CIOT – Chartered Institute of Taxation
CISI – Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
CMI – Chartered Management Institute
CPD – Continuing Professional Development
CTA – Chartered Tax Advisor
DFSM – Diploma in Financial Services Management
DipFS – Diploma in Financial Services
EQF – The European Qualifications Framework is a common European reference framework whose purpose is to make qualifications more readable and understandable across different countries and systems
GCFE / CFE – Guernsey College of Further Education
GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
GSCCA – Guernsey Society of Chartered and Certified Accountants
GTA – The GTA University Centre works with providers of higher education and advanced training to deliver a wide range of courses
ICA – International Compliance Association
ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
ICAS – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
ICB – Institute of Certified Bookkeeprs
ICSA – The Chartered Governance Institute
IDFA – International Diploma in Financial Administration
IDM – Institute of Data and Marketing
IFA – International Finance and Administration qualifications
ILM – Training courses and awarding body for leadership and management
IMC – Investment Management Certificate
IOD – Institute of Directors
IPSAS – International Public Sector Accounting Standards
ISA – Internal Security Assessor
MBA – Master of Business Administration
MSc – A Master of Science is a master’s degree in the field of science awarded by universities
PCertB – Professional Certificate in Banking
RQF – Regulated Qualifications Framework is the reference system put in place and regulated by Ofqual to help people understand how qualifications can be compared to each other in terms of the size and challenge of the qualifications they offer
PMI – Project Management Institute
STEP – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

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