Making a complaint about an ACCA Member

Members (including firms, affiliates and students) regulated by ACCA are required to observe proper standards of professional conduct and in those instances where they do not ACCA will investigate and, where appropriate, take disciplinary action.


Not all complaints will be the result of the member’s failure to meet proper standards and may simply be the result of an error in judgement or a misunderstanding between the parties. Therefore, ACCA requires its members to operate an internal complaint process.

In all appropriate complaints your first step must be to lodge a formal complaint with the member. You can download a template complaint letter from the 'Related documents' section of this page.

In those instances where local resolution has failed but ACCA considers that the parties could benefit from its intervention and a more conciliatory approach, we may refer the matter to our Conciliation Service.

Before you make a complaint

Before making your complaint you should read our full policy on complaints that ACCA will investigate and those which we will not be able to take forward. This can be downloaded from the 'Related documents' section of this page. 

Complaints about an insolvency practitioner

If your complaint is about an insolvency practitioner it must be made via the Insolvency Complaints Gateway.

You can contact the Insolvency Complaints Gateway through the following channels:

If a complaint is made directly to ACCA, it will be passed to the Gateway. For further information, please visit the The Insolvency Service website

Submitting a complaint to ACCA

In order to make your complaint to ACCA you should complete the ACCA complaint form, which can be downloaded from the 'Related documents' section. 

Please complete the complaint form and send it with all supporting documentary evidence to:

Assessment Department
The Adelphi
1-11 John Adam Street

Tel: +44 (0)20 7059 5000
Fax: +44 (0)20 7059 5998

Complaints and Disciplinary communications

Please note that ACCA will communicate with parties to the complaint, and external third parties, using encrypted emails or password protected files via a secure case management system.  If you would prefer to receive correspondence about the complaint by first class post, please let the investigating officer know.