Lielette Calleja, director and founder of All That Counts, has now joined the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) as its chief accounting technician.
The appointment comes after the AAT joined the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) group in mid-2020, after close to two decades of close association.
IPA chief executive Andrew Conway welcomed Ms Calleja’s appointment, noting that she would be a strong advocate for members’ interests.
“We are very pleased with Lielette’s appointment,” Mr Conway said.
“Ms Calleja is highly regarded in the accounting and bookkeeping fields with a long history of advocating for the profession.
“While Ms Calleja runs her own business, All That Counts in Sydney, a leading and award-winning cloud accounting and bookkeeping firm, she will add a strong and credible voice to represent the interests of AAT members.”
He added: “Ms Calleja brings over 25 years of experience in the areas of financial accounting, budgeting, bookkeeping, and management accounting.
“Importantly, Ms Calleja will champion the continuous professional development for members, recognising the need for upskilling BAS agents to ensure their skills remain relevant for tomorrow and the years to come.”
Ms Calleja, who also sits on the Sydney Hills Business Chamber’s board as its secretary, said she was excited to join the AAT in her new role.
“It’s an exciting time to be part of the profession to make a tangible response to the changes coming from client expectations, technology and regulation,” Ms Calleja said.
“I am thrilled to be part of the solution with the AAT/IPA.”