Who do I tell if I know or suspect an ACCA firm, member, affiliate or student to be in breach of Money Laundering Regulations or who I know or suspect is involved in money laundering or terrorist financing?
At ACCA we are committed to supporting anyone who wishes to make a confidential report about an ACCA firm, member, affiliate or student, where it is known or suspected that they:
a) should be regulated under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR), but are not; or
b) appear to be ignoring the MLRs; or
c) appear to be engaged (whether inadvertently or knowingly) in money laundering or terrorist financing.
If you want to make a report, first identify the appropriate anti-money laundering supervisor. If the supervisor is not ACCA you can find out by:
a) checking the different supervisory bodies, a list of which can be found on the gov.uk website
b) contacting the HMRC MLR Registration Team on their confidential enquiry line +44 (0)1702 366 312. Sometimes accountancy service providers are regulated by HMRC.
If you wish to report someone whose supervisor for anti-money laundering (AML) is ACCA, you can report the matter confidentially to ACCA.
Details of how to report can be found in our guidance section.
For more information about the MLRS; the role of ACCA as a Professional Body Supervisor for AML; the requirements on our supervised firms/members; and other anti-money laundering information, use the following resources: