Founded in 1928 and based in Newcastle, the Association of International Accountants (AIA) is a global membership body for professional accountants which promotes the concept of ‘international accounting’ across a global network of accountants in over 80 countries. As well as the professional regulation of its members, AIA offers a range of accredited industry qualifications, resources and support.
AIA is a Recognised Qualifying Body for statutory auditors in the UK and regulated by the Financial Reporting Council. AIA is also a supervisory body under the UK Money Laundering Regulations and a Commonwealth Accredited Organisation.
Simon, who is also a sitting Crime and Civil Recorder, will commence his role as Chair in January 2021.