Word of a recent regulatory case drew attention to the sanctions that can be applied to members practicing without a certificate. The penalties can range from fines, to warnings, to exclusion of membership, reports Rachael Power.
One AccountingWEB member brought home the risks recently when he found out he was being investigated for practicing without a certificate by his professional body. As co-director of a firm offering business planning services he thought he did not need a certificate, but on hearing about the investigation, he discovered he was wrong. That case is now progressing through his body's regulatory mechanism, but the incident highlights that some practitioners may still be unaware of the rules and regulations around the practicing without a certificate.
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- Principal partners' requirement for a practice certificate
- Disciplinary measures
- Membership requirements and costs (CCAB bodies)
- What to do if you are being investigated
- Qualifications versus experience
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