The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has appointed Heather Hill as its 41st president.
Hill succeeds David Frederick and will remain president until 2022. Christina Earls takes over from Hill as vice president.
Beginning her career in the early 1980’s, Hill worked for a local authority in the finance department. During this time, passed her AAT examinations and later went on take her Association of Taxation Technicians (AAT) membership examination.
In 1993, Hill established her own accountancy practice with clients including unincorporated businesses, limited companies and charities, with a focus on financial and management accounting and tax compliance.
Hill is now a Fellow member of both AAT and ATT, and has been a professional member of AAT for 31 years. She has also served as an AAT Council member since 2016, including as chair of the management board.
Commenting on her appointment, Hill said: “It’s a great honour to have been elected President of AAT. I’ve enjoyed my role as Vice President, supporting David in his role and engaging with AAT’s members and students. As President, I look forward to working closely with our new Chief Executive, Sarah Beale, alongside the senior management team to help steer the strategic development and future direction of AAT, as well as representing the organisation over the coming year. Although this remains a challenging time for many businesses, I look forward to leading AAT in finding new ways to respond and adapt to the rapidly changing world of business, whilst continuing to support our students and members both in the UK and internationally.”