ACCA stands for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and is a professional membership body for accountants.
Legally anyone can call themselves an ‘accountant’ – you don’t need any training, qualifications or experience. However, with a chartered certified accountant you can be guaranteed of all three.
Which accountant would you choose?
A Chartered Certified Accountant
Following years of training and experience I can help you make the most efficient use of your money and make your business grow. I bring so much more to the table than just bookkeeping.
I am regulated by a professional body and bound by a Code of Ethics, meaning you can have total confidence in my professionalism. If you are unhappy with my work, you have recourse with a professional regulator who’ll investigate my professional conduct.
I am required to complete continuing professional development each year. My knowledge is therefore kept up to date and I understand how the latest regulations affect you or your business.
I hold a practising certificate and professional indemnity insurance, meaning you are protected against work I perform that harms you or your business.
An Unqualified Individual
I hold no accountancy qualifications, so there are no guarantees about my accountancy knowledge and quality of work. I am unlikely to be able to offer the full range of services and expertise a chartered certified accountant can.
I am not regulated by a professional body, so I am not bound by a code of ethics and there is no avenue of complaint if you are unhappy with my professional conduct.
I am not obliged to keep my knowledge up to date, meaning I could be working to outdated standards and regulations – leaving your accounts open to question.
I may not hold a practising certificate or professional indemnity insurance, meaning you are not protected or insured against any work I do that harms you or your business.
From the ACCA
“We have more than 233,000 fully qualified members and 536,000 future members worldwide. They're among the world’s best-qualified and most highly sought-after accountants - and they work in every sector you can imagine.”
Source: ACCA Website
“We strongly believe the world's best accountants are ACCA qualified. You can have total confidence in the professional and ethical standards of our members.”
Source: ACCA Website
S R Willson & Co Accountants
We are a Chartered Certified Accountancy Practice with Director Samantha Willson a Fellow Member of the ACCA. Fellow membership status represents a member's extensive experience and long-term commitment to professionalism and ethics.
As such, our clients across Lincolnshire can be assured of the professionalism, qualifications and experience we offer.