The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has caught a number of members who are providing self-employed accountancy or related services to the public while not registered, licensed or approved to provide such services.
Many are also not registered with a supervisory authority for the purpose of anti-money laundering, a breach of the AAT’s code of professional ethics. In the past month members have been fined between £361 and £2,737, and reprimanded from 24 months to 36 months, which all stays live on their file for that time.
Members recently disciplined:
- Tayub Ahmed was reprimanded (remains live for 24 months) and fined £361.
- Stephen Aldwinckle was reprimanded (to stay on record for 36 months), warned about future conduct, and fined £1,041.
- Abid Ali was warned with regards to future conduct and fined £1,398.
- William Bardsley was expelled from AAT membership without exception.
- Zoe Barker was reprimanded, with the reprimanded remaining active on her record for a period of three years. Warned with regards to future conduct, and fined £1,310.
- Joanne Bocock was reprimanded (will expire in 24 months), deemed ineligible to apply for fellow membership while reprimand is live and fine £2,737.
- Colin Cheer was reprimanded (live for 36 months), warned about future conduct and fined £824.
- Paul Harrison was reprimanded (for 36 months, warned with regards to future conduct and fined £558.
- Hassan Idhemadallah was reprimanded (for 24 months) and fined £584. He was also warned he must become fully conversant and comply with AAT policies.
- Corrina Jennings was reprimanded (for 24 months) fined £1,379 and warned about future conduct.
- Karl O’Neill was removed from fellow membership of AAT for a period of 24 months and fined £1,852.
- Danielle Palmer was reprimanded (expire in 24 months) and fined £1,213. She was also deemed ineligible to apply for fellow membership while the reprimand is live.
- Marie Ridge was fined £289 and warned that she must ensure she is aware of all regulations.
- Suzanne Ross was reprimanded (live for 36 months), fined £2.,100. Also warned about her future conduct.
- Mark Savage was reprimanded (will expire in four years) and fined £1,439. He will not be deemed eligible to apply for fellow membership while the reprimand is live.
- Irfan Shamsi was reprimanded (live on his record for 36 months) and fined £2,235 for his breach of the code of professional ethics.
- Amanda Weller was reprimanded (live on her record for 48 months) and fined £1,861. She also needs to submit information to AAT in support of her licence application.