I have around 15 years experience of working in practice during which time I have become AAT and ACCA qualified.
I am currently thinking of becoming self employed offering bookkeeping services including VAT returns and payroll.
However, I am unsure of the practicing certificate requirements. I have looked at the ACCA website and they say I don't need a certificate to offer basic bookkeeping services or payroll. However, to submit VAT returns electronically would require me to act as an agent and therefore wouldn't be allowed without a practicing certificate.
If I obtained a certificate with AAT, how would this affect my ACCA membership? As long as I made no reference to clients that I was ACCA qualified would ACCA allow me to practice under AAT rules, or would I have to resign?