PracticeAuditDisabled accountant slams the ACCA

Disabled accountant slams the ACCA

Partially-sighted and disabled ACCA member, Paul George, who will attend a disciplinary tribunal tomorrow for helping his father, has slammed the association as being 'incompetent'.

Link: Blind accountant accused over a ‘favour’

Speaking ahead of his tribunal, in which the association will accuse him of practising without a certificate, George attacked ACCA’s bylaws as being ‘written by lawyers who don’t understand accountancy’.

‘The simple fact, which can never be manipulated, is that I will never be able to work, and ACCA knows that,’ George told Accountancy Age. ‘It just demonstrates ACCA’s lack of competence.’

George was given thousands of pounds in benefits by ACCA’s benevolence fund and is also on state disability allowances.

Despite this, ACCA’s independent assessor concluded that George should face a tribunal because he interviewed a prospective client of his father’s for three hours as a ‘favour’.

George, who has been flooded by messages of support following the revelations of his case in Accountancy Age a month ago, did not receive payment for the favour.

A spokesman for ACCA said it would be an open tribunal but would not comment on the case

Related Articles

The ‘uncomfortable truth’ behind FRC’s Big Four fines recommendations

Audit The ‘uncomfortable truth’ behind FRC’s Big Four fines recommendations

5d Carl Johnson, Stephensons
BDO holds off Big Four to retain top position as AIM auditor

Audit BDO holds off Big Four to retain top position as AIM auditor

6d Alia Shoaib, Reporter
FRC urged to fine Big Four firms penalties over £10m

Audit FRC urged to fine Big Four firms penalties over £10m

3w Alia Shoaib, Reporter
EY to audit Standard Chartered bank

Audit EY to audit Standard Chartered bank

1m Alia Shoaib, Reporter
KPMG replaces PwC as Croda auditor

Accounting Firms KPMG replaces PwC as Croda auditor

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
EY fined £1.8m over Tech Data audit

Accounting Standards EY fined £1.8m over Tech Data audit

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
Top 50+50: Firms post significant growth in new tax and audit rankings

Audit Top 50+50: Firms post significant growth in new tax and audit rankings

2m Emma Smith, Managing Editor
FRC closes investigation into PwC over Barclays compliance

Accounting Firms FRC closes investigation into PwC over Barclays compliance

2m Alia Shoaib, Reporter