Alison Aplin is the owner of an accountancy practice which specialises in small businesses. She complements this work by both writing and teaching, particularly in the areas of financial accounting and taxation.
Alison is a chartered management accountant and a member of AAT, she has worked in industry, practice and education.
Tara Askham worked in the accountancy profession for a number of years before training to be a lecturer. She has been AAT Coordinator at Central College, Nottingham, and currently works for the International Association of Bookkeepers as a freelance examiner. She has written examination papers for both the National Qualifications Framework and Qualifications and Credit Framework for Bookkeeping and has wide experience in writing assessments for computerised testing. Tara is a consultant to the AAT, writing and reviewing assessments and contributing to the Standards.
After a career in the paper industry during which she became the national examiner for paper merchanting qualifications, Debbie moved into teaching accounting and payroll in colleges. As director of an independent company supplying paper to the printing trade she had introduced a Sage computerised accounting program to help manage a turnover of £3 million. She has taught AAT for twelve years, firstly at Norton Radstock College near Bath, and then, after a move to Devon, at City College, Plymouth and South Devon College, Paignton.
Janet Brammer has over ten years' experience lecturing on AAT and ACCA accountancy courses at Norwich City College. She is a Certified Accountant and worked in accountancy practice for a number of years. She has also tutored for the Open University.
David Cox has more than twenty years' experience teaching accountancy students over a wide range of levels. Formerly with the Management and Professional Studies Department at Worcester College of Technology, he now carries out educational consultancy work in accountancy studies. He is author and joint author of a number of textbooks in the areas of accounting and finance.
Michael Fardon has extensive teaching experience of a wide range of banking, business and accountancy courses at Worcester College of Technology. He now specialises in writing financial and accounting texts. Michael is also an educational consultant and has worked extensively in the areas of Key Skills and curriculum development.
Catherine Littler FMAAT
Formerly co-ordinator for the AAT’s largest FE training provider, a member of the AAT’s Learning and Development Board and Chair of the National and London Colleges Networking meetings, Cath, as Deputy Head of Department, also had responsibility for her Department’s Business and Professional courses.
Cath now works as a Trainer and Consultant, involved in a range of roles for the AAT including consultant, examiner, external verifier, and writer of online training materials. Cath is a regular contributor at the AAT’s Annual Conference.
Cath’s other roles include lecturing for the IFS University College and working with them to embed sustainability into their accounting modules.
Jo Osborne is a Chartered Accountant who trained with Ernst & Young in their London office. She then moved to Cable & Wireless where she spent two years in their internal audit department before moving into an investment appraisal role. Jo has taught AAT at Hillingdon College and until recently at Worcester College of Technology where she took on the role of AAT Course Co-ordinator.
Aubrey Penning until recently co-ordinated the AAT courses at Worcester College of Technology, and taught a range of units including Management Accounting and the two taxation Units. He has over twenty years experience of teaching accountancy on a variety of courses in Worcester and Gwent. He is a Certified Accountant, and before his move into full-time teaching he worked at for the health service, a housing association and a chemical supplier. Aubrey is author and co-author of a number of our AAT textbooks.
Sheila Robinson worked for a firm of chartered accountants before gaining extensive teaching experience at Stockport College, where as Senior Lecturer, she taught on accountancy and management courses for over twenty years. Sheila is a well established author and co-author of bookkeeping and accounting books in both the UK and overseas and a former Council Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
John Taylor is a Chartered Accountant who spent many years in professional practice advising small and medium sized businesses before becoming the Financial Director of a Leeds-based public limited company. John now works at Leeds Metropolitan University where he specialises in teaching management accounting and auditing on a range of professional courses.
Bob Thomas is the Technical Editor of our AAT Taxation textbooks. Bob has been involved with the Education and Training activities of the AAT since 1986, including the development and piloting of the current scheme. He is an external verifier, a simulation writer, a moderator and a contributor at workshops, training days, conferences and master classes. Until recently he was a member of the Learning and Development Board and Chairman of the Assessment Panel.