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Nomen Nescio

Why is it that an accountant struck off by CIMA for "dishonourable conduct"
can continue to trade as an accountant?

Is it because the profession has several professional bodies to which one can become a member (presumably for a fee)?

How can the public be protected from these guys?
 
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Troy Steadman

Why is it that an accountant struck off by CIMA for "dishonourable conduct"
can continue to trade as an accountant?

Is it because the profession has several professional bodies to which one can become a member (presumably for a fee)?

How can the public be protected from these guys?
You don't need any qualifications to be an accountant. What
dishonourable conduct was it, fiddling the accounts or the petty cash or
punching a policeman?




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Adam B Smith

Anyone, whatever their qualifications, can call themselves an "accountant".

They are not entitled to call themselves a "Chartered Accountant", "Certified
Chartered Accountant" or whatever CIMA calls their members without the relevant
qualifications.
 
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Adam B Smith

How can the public be protected from these guys?

Simple: Use a qualified accountant - chartered, certified, management whatever
takes your goat.

Use the websites of the accountancy institutes and find an accountant from
there.
 
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Dave

Why is it that an accountant struck off by CIMA for "dishonourable conduct"
can continue to trade as an accountant?

Is it because the profession has several professional bodies to which one can become a member (presumably for a fee)?

How can the public be protected from these guys?
I've provided the evidence to have a Certified Accountant convicted of
theft and forgery, know of a Chartered who was treasurer of our local
club that got three years for fiddling the books to cover his expensive
habit.....

Both still doing books and tax work, you can't stop a person working for
their living.



The only objection I've got is with another local Certified who was
chucked out for not keeping proper records (something to do with Ltd Co.
irregularity) during a monitoring visit and subsequent appeal. Lost his
audit licence for two years, fined and with it his insolvency licence.
Continued to advertise in yellow pages for insolvency appointments,
telling them to "just put it in same as last year". Still advertises
there and some six years later doesn't have the licence to do so.

p.s. He never did rejoin ACCA having declined to pay the fine....


Dave
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Edward Cowling

Nomen Nescio said:
Why is it that an accountant struck off by CIMA for "dishonourable conduct"
can continue to trade as an accountant?

Although I'm sure they would love to, none of the
institutes can stop anyone trading and offering
accounting services. As long as the person doesn't
claim to be a member.
 
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Ronald Raygun

Edward said:
Although I'm sure they would love to, none of the
institutes can stop anyone trading and offering
accounting services. As long as the person doesn't
claim to be a member.
What about PI? Won't the insurance premiums be sky-high for
non-members? Or do the rogues just not bother with insurance?
 
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Dave

What about PI? Won't the insurance premiums be sky-high for
non-members? Or do the rogues just not bother with insurance?
why do you think they can charge much less than members of the "clubs" ?
 
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Edward Cowling

Ronald Raygun said:
What about PI? Won't the insurance premiums be sky-high for
non-members? Or do the rogues just not bother with insurance?
Rogues ! After WorldCom and Enron I'd be careful who is
calling who a rogue :)

I knew a very good non qualified Asian practitioner called M B Ahmed,
who ran a practise in Tottenham doing the usual services for local
shopkeepers. He worked closely with a firm of CA's who signed
off the accounts, and he did the bread and butter work. Both gained
from the relationship. Sadly he's now deceased.

In 45 year of doing business no one ever called him a rogue.
 
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Jonathan Bryce

Ronald said:
What about PI? Won't the insurance premiums be sky-high for
non-members? Or do the rogues just not bother with insurance?
They don't bother with insurance.
 

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