I understand that when transferring to membership, I could become liable to disciplinary action for events which engage ACCA Bye-law 8, liability to disciplinary action, which occurred before or after I transfer (read Notes section below now).
I confirm I have now read the Notes section below and:
I further undertake that I will only use the designation 'Chartered Certified Accountant' and the designatory letters 'ACCA' (or 'FCCA' when I become a fellow) only while I remain a member of ACCA. I understand that if I engage in any public practice activities (as defined by The Chartered Certified Accountants Global Practising Regulations 3 and 4), I will need to hold an ACCA practising certificate. I confirm that I have read and understood the factsheet: Am I in public practice?
I acknowledge my duty to the public to ensure that the quality of my knowledge and service is maintained after qualification. I therefore accept my responsibility to undertake adequate continuing professional development as directed by Council and specified in the Chartered Certified Accountants’ Membership Regulations.
I agree to pay the membership admission fee (236GBP in 2018) and understand that I will be invoiced for this amount on successful conversion to ACCA membership. I am aware that a failure to pay sums due to ACCA may lead to removal from the register of members.
Notes: ACCA Bye-law 8 sets out the details of the events which could lead to disciplinary action. These events include (but are not limited to) the following: Incompetence in carrying out work; breach of ACCA Byelaws or Regulations; disciplinary action against you by another professional body or regulator; bankruptcy or insolvency; failure to satisfy a judgment debt without reasonable excuse within two months; criminal conviction and/or caution; civil finding of acting fraudulently or dishonestly as a party or witness in civil proceedings; misconduct – this includes (but is not limited to) any act, or failure to act, that is likely to discredit you, relevant firm, ACCA or the accountancy profession. The following events are conclusive proof of misconduct and of the facts and matters found: a copy of the certificate or memorandum of conviction or caution, and of any final judgment, ruling or determination given in criminal proceedings; a copy of a certified judgment in civil proceedings. Please note that hearings of ACCA's Disciplinary Committee shall be open to the public and all orders and findings shall be publicised unless the Committee determines otherwise.