A professional body exists to support its members and ensure they are respected and trusted. Integral to that trust is a robust regulatory process that includes independent adjudication. So when ACCA receives a complaint against a member, or a member or firm is considered to have fallen short of the required standard, the regulatory processes that ensue are of the utmost importance.
Committee members come from a variety of backgrounds, and those who are accountants work in various different sectors. All panel members are bound by a code of conduct, which makes clear the importance of principles such as integrity and objectivity.
Panel members eligible to sit on ACCA committees are expected to do so approximately 12 to 18 times a year – sufficient to maintain competence but not so frequently that it interferes with other responsibilities. They are also expected to attend occasional meetings and training sessions.
Benefits to you of participating
Fees and expenses are paid for attending hearings and meetings
Working in the public interest by providing independent decision making to ACCAs regulatory and disciplinary processes
A new perspective and outlook after working with a range of people you have not previously met
Adding new skills and experience to your CV / LinkedIn profile.