I qualified with ACCA in 1998 and have worked part time since then. I suspended my membership for personal reasons in 2013 and was reinstated as a member in Oct 18, after being told by ACCA that I can use any experience gained retrospectively in my application for a practising certificate.
I am due to take over a small practice on 1st June which ideally would have been under an ACCA PC as it is currently an ACCA practice.
I submitted my PC application and experience to ACCA in March to find out yesterday that I cannot use my recent experience as it has to cover 2 straight years (so from October 18 - October 20). From Monday I won't have any ACCA supervision as I will be running the new practice using my AAT PC so this will not be accepted by ACCA. ACCA have said they will only accept a retrospective application covering 2 straight years work (otherwise it is unfair to other applicants) - as I was part time this will have to cover 2009 - 2013. I can get this information together but it seems ridiculous to me. How can work experience from 11 years ago be more relevant than what I have done recently?
Has anyone else experienced this and is there an appeals process? I am seriously considering just leaving them as I can do everything I need to under my AAT PC - this is more for continuity with the clients.
Any advice would be appreciated. I am off now to trawl through old timesheets!