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ACCA affiliate needing PER signed off

ACCA affiliate needing help getting PER signed off

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Hi everyone. I am a Reading based ACCA affiliate with 3 years of experience signed off, however I still need to get my 9 performance objectives signed off to be able to apply for full membership. Are there any IFAC qualified people out there who can help me get my PER ethically signed off? Please let me know what I can do for you for you to do this for me.

Thanks in advance.

Reading Accountant

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By Betty783
24th Mar 2017 12:57

I'm not sure anyone will sign this off without evidence (other than your own words) that you've completed the objectives. This stage of the qualification is there for a reason.

Do you currently work? If so, what are your reasons for not being able to ask someone there to sign it? If you don't have any colleagues who are qualified you could ask an external accountant or auditor that you work with to do this. Can you contact a previous employer? Give ACCA a call and explain your situation - they may be able to make some other suggestions.

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By readingaccountant
24th Mar 2017 14:42

Betty783, yes, I currently work as a financial controller. There aren't any IFAC quals within the organisation. I contacted my previous employer, however I didn't have any luck. The employer who signed off an old STR for me is no longer in existence and since that employer, I have been working in industrial roles mostly without any direct working relationship with an IFAC qual person. This is leaving me in a peculiar situation. I will do as you suggest and give ACCA a shout on this.

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By stepurhan
24th Mar 2017 12:58

Why hasn't it been signed off with your 3 years of experience? It's all supposed to be a single arrangement signed off by the same person.

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By Betty783
24th Mar 2017 13:06

The three years experience is self certified. The performance objectives don't need to be signed off by the same person, you may complete some in one role and the remaining objectives in a different role.

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By stepurhan
24th Mar 2017 13:13

Betty783 wrote:

The three years experience is self certified.

Not according to the ACCA website it isn't. They still seem to think a practical experience supervisor is still required.

See under "Where can I work" here - http://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/student/practical-experience/36-months-p...

ACCA wrote:
It is also important that your work is appropriately supervised and that the time you complete towards your 36 months' experience is signed off by your practical experience supervisor.

It is possible to spread the experience, and the performance objectives, over more than one role. They still need to be signed off by a supervisory individual within each role.

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By readingaccountant
24th Mar 2017 14:51

I had it signed off on an old STR. This was deemed unacceptable for PER purposes since the end of Feb 2016. This leaves me in a peculiar situation - one that I'd like to get out of! I suppose it is what it is for now. I'll get it signed off eventually, however, like most people, I want to get things signed off asap so that I can develop my career, so just feeling a bit frustrated.

Thanks anyways.

Readingaccountant

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By Mattyoj
24th Mar 2017 16:26

Not necessarily.

You can have two (or more) Practical Experience Supervisors. An unqualified one can sign off the 36 months, however a qualified one is required to sign off the PER.

http://www.accaglobal.com/uk/en/student/practical-experience/practical-e...

Under the 'Choosing a Practical Experience Supervisor' section.

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By Betty783
24th Mar 2017 13:14

I stand corrected. This wasn't the case when I completed the qualification.

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By thestudyman
24th Mar 2017 18:32

If there is no one in the organisation you can ask the external auditor/external accountant for help getting the objectives signed off.

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By Cole
17th Jun 2017 12:30

I seem to be in the same position. Please let us know if you ever manage to get the ACCA to accept your old signed off records.

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By readingaccountant
24th Jun 2017 00:34

Cole. I tried to do this without avail, however, I was able to generate a rapport with my co.s external accountants and was able to get all PER signed off pretty quickly. Most external accountants should do this for you as it's a win all round (for co., accountant and pending ACCA member). Having been in the situation of having had a fully completed STR, which became defunct, was a bit frustrating, but it's an easy fix.

I hope you get sorted soon too (as the letters after your name brings out confidence in you - saw that a lot).

Regards,

R A

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By Cole
26th Jun 2017 15:57

I underwent my training when everything was handwritten. My records were well kept, a complete log of all my work, and all signed off on paper by my old boss. Because I left the profession to start my own business (restaurant,) I was never in a position to send it in. I was told only to send it in once I completed my finials. Well last year my business was not so good and in my spare time I complete all the exams. I had banked all my PER, and even at the time got a letter from the ACCA stating that it was safe - I mean I had it in writing and signed off with a proper signature and comments. At the moment my old boss does not want to re-sign off anything. Lucky my time in work is accepted because my old boss does not seem willing to even agree this - and we left on good terms!
My point is this, what kind of an organisation tells you in writing that your PER is safe and banked, and then does not want to accept it or anything signed off prior to going electronic? At the moment I feel like all my work as a trainee auditor was a waste!!!

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