My accountant has been lying

To cut a long story short my accountant has been representing the firm he worked for to us doing our companies books but in reality was doing them on the side and pocketing payment himself. His firm found out and suspended/sacked him and he fled abroad. Since then several irregularites have come to light and I know he has cost his firm a fair amont in charges.  

We have received fines from HRMC for non filing of returns now totalling over 3K which they are demanding payment. We had already paid him to file them but he didnt.

Is his company liable for allowing him to represent them? Its also come to light he had a CCJ which he had lied to his employer about, and I think this was the basis for his sacking/suspension.

Should he have been allowed to practise?

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davidwinch |
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Realistically

Jakarmi |

If he gave sort-code and account number...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Facts

BKD |
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I'm sure

Jakarmi |

I don't know how much use that is put to ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Hadn't filed?

Flash Gordon |
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Apocryphal

Peter Bonetti |

Sounds a bit fishy to me

ShirleyM |
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I wondered why my cat was hanging round my pc...

Flash Gordon |
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Fines

BKD |
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Scams

BKD |
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In answer to some of the

City Decor |

Sounds like you don't have a leg to stand on

BKD |
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Legless

davidwinch |
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It still doesn't make any sense

ShirleyM |
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@ Shirley

Flash Gordon |
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Thanks for the answers:

City Decor |

Anybody can be an accountant

davidwinch |
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Thanks David

City Decor |

False impression

davidwinch |
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Trust

BKD |
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reasonable excuse

taxhound |
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I think ...

Old Greying Accountant |
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Passing exams, does not make you perfect.

Andrew Dinkenor |

Thanks for all the replies,

City Decor |

And there was certainly a

Brend201 |

It's a Mad, Mad World!

I'msorryIhaven'taclue |

Trust

BKD |
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hha haa

pauljenkinsandco |
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When they first signed up

City Decor |

Re: reasonable excuse

City Decor |

Penalties

The Black Knight |

Online filing

mydoghasfleas |
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and the moral is....

E Scott |

To Clarify

The Black Knight |

The Cat, Peter Bonetti and Penalties

mydoghasfleas |
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BACS

reilloc |

a dodgy one every minute

puzzel |
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Trust

Ketts999 |

How many accurate accounts ?

mikewhit |

Quick note: thread closed

Henry Osadzinski |
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