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HAT Group, making accountants count


HAT Group - strength in numbers

Becoming a member of the HAT Group gives you access to the brightest new recruits, first-class training and CPD courses for the experienced accountant.

We offer a range of packages that will suit any size of practice.

Membership Packages for firms with 2 or more R.I’s

For larger firms, membership packages are tailored to meet a firm’s needs. To make sure we provide you with the right level of support, an initial conversation is the best place to start. That way, you can rest assured your compliance needs are covered.

Bespoke membership packages start from £2,475 per year for a firm with two R.I’s, and include:

  • All HAT Methodologies with regular updates
    • These include audit, specialist audit, client money, non-audit and practice management methodologies
    • Unlimited access to the audit and accountancy technical helpline · Bi-monthly technical newsletters
  • Three specialist technical newsletters per year, covering charities and client money
  • Attendance at quarterly “Introduction to the HAT Methodology” courses run at the HAT office for all experienced staff joining firms · Preliminary regulatory visit assistance (up to one hour by telephone).

Additional support is likely to be required and as a member you will receive preferential rates off our other services. You’re never alone when it comes to compliance matters.

* per trainable head per annum. A trainable head includes all partners irrespective of their role and all staff who work on audit and accountancy assignments. Please note the minimum number of 'trainable heads' per firm on this scheme is 6.

Services for sole principal practices

These packages are designed for sole principal practices. Where practices have more than one partner, please contact us to discuss your options.

MEMBERSHIP PACKAGE Gold Silver Bronze Non-Audit
ANNUAL FEE (EXCL VAT) £2,450 £1,645 £1,125 £1,040
HAT Corporate Audit Methodology -
HAT Groups Methodology - - -
HAT Non-Audit Methodology
HAT Compliance Pack (AML, PA, Audit Procedures)1
Access to our helpline
Two quality control audit file reviews per year2 - - -
One quality control audit file reviews per year2 - - -
One non-audit file or one financial statements review per year - -
Bi-monthly technical newsletters
Preliminary regulatory visit assistance3
Copy of Quarterly technical update course notes
Discounts on all other HAT services.


  1. The Audit Procedures element is not included in the Non-Audit package.
  2. Assumed to be FRS 102 standalone entities. Supplements will be chargeable if large/ IFRS/ Consolidated.
  3. Up to 30 minutes by telephone. Additional time and all post visit assistance (e.g. review of action plan) is chargeable at our standard hourly rate.
  4. The packages above can be tailored to suit the practice. For instance, the Corporate Audit Methodology can be swapped for the Charities Methodology if the practice only has charity audit clients.
  5. All members may purchase an assignment pack outside of their membership package on an annual licence basis; please see details of pricing here.

We will also able to provide any services to non-members without an annual fee. Contact us for further details.