I can see that this issue has come up before but I had a couple of particular questions for people that have maybe made the jump before me.
I qualified with ACCA in 1996 and have maintained my membership and CPD ever since. I have spent the last 22 years working in corporates and have occupied a number of senior finance positions including CFO of a division for a multinational. But I am tired of corporate life and decided I would like to spend the rest of my career (say next 10 to 15 years) working for myself, providing accounting and tax filing services for small businesses, individuals and sole traders. My plan was to attend a number of ACCA courses over the next year, equip myself with the small business knowledge and then get my practising certificate and be off.
Anyway, it is quite clear that I will not get the certificate and will need to resign my ACCA membership if I want to do this. So I wanted to hear from maybe others that have done this? Do you have any regrets? How do you maintain CPD if not a member, by this I mean can you still access all the same courses.
I guess another big question is, if circumstances change and I decide to go back to corporate life, is it possible to resume a resigned ACCA membership.
Many thanks in advance.