CIMA notifications.The Disciplinary Committee found Mark Roberts, ACMA ACMA Australian Communications and Media Authority
ACMA American Composites Manufacturers Association
ACMA Academy of Country Music Awards
ACMA American College of Mortgage Attorneys
ACMA Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants , guilty of misconduct. While employed as a financial controller, his conduct between April and August 2008 had resulted in his conviction for fraud on 6 July 2010, relevant to his membership. The fraud was committed in the course of Mr Roberts' employment, involved a breach of trust and concerned more than [pounds sterling]2,000 in total. Mr Roberts had also failed to inform the Institute of the conviction, in breach of the Laws of the Institute.
The Committee decided to expel Mr Roberts from membership, taking into account the seriousness of the conduct, the financial sums involved and the issue of proportionality. The Committee noted that convictions for offences of dishonesty committed in the course of employment are at the highest end of seriousness, and the case involved a series of offence' s over a period of some months. While the Committee had also noted Mr Roberts' previous good record and his admission of the offences at a reasonably early stage, protection of the public, the need to uphold proper standards and the maintenance of public confidence required the imposition of the most serious sanction. Mr Roberts was also required to pay costs of [pounds sterling]12,100.
The Investigation Committee found a prima facie case prima facie case n. a plaintiff's lawsuit or a criminal charge which appears at first blush to be "open and shut." (See: prima facie) for Ms Tolu tolu or tolu balsam: see balsam. Abimbola (registered student) to answer in relation to a complaint that she: Entered into a Study Clawback Agreement with her former employer through which they agreed to fund CIMA course and examination fees. The money paid would become repayable should Ms Abimbola leave employment. Ms Abimbola subsequently left the company and breached the terms of the agreement, which led to a county court judgment being made against Ms Abimbola. Ms Abimbola failed to respond to the court.
Pursuant to Regulation II.8(e) of the Royal Charter Byelaws and Regulations (reprint July 10) the Committee invited Ms Abimbola to consent to the imposition of the sanction of a Reprimand REPRIMAND, punishment. The censure which in some cases a public office pronounces against an offender.
2. This species of punishment is used by legislative bodies to punish their members or others who have been guilty of some impropriety of conduct towards them. by way of consent order, without further proceedings, to which Ms Abimbola agreed. A finding upholding the complaint was recorded and an order for the imposition of a Reprimand was issued.
The Disciplinary Committee found Lindsay Burgess, FCMA FCMA Faith Centered Music Association
FCMA First Coast Manufacturers Association
FCMA Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976
FCMA Fellow Chartered Management Accountant
FCMA Full Circle Motorcycle Association (Sedalia, Missouri) , guilty of misconduct. He had failed to provide the required handover n. 1. The act of relinquishing property or authority etc. to another; as, the handover of occupied territory to the original posssessors; the handover of power from the military back to the civilian authorities s>. information to a former client company's superseding accountant, as requested in four communications, thus he had failed to respond appropriately, professionally and in a timely fashion to requests for cooperation from a superseding accountant. This was failure to comply with the Code of Ethics (the fundamental principles of professional competence and due care, and of professional behaviour).
The Disciplinary Committee noted that Mr Burgess had accepted a 2009 Investigation Committee consent order relating to conduct in 2008 and 2009, and the Disciplinary Committee was therefore concerned by his continuing behaviour, including his continued failure to respond in January 2010. The Disciplinary Committee imposed a severe reprimand and a fine of [pounds sterling] 1,000 and Mr Burgess was required to pay costs of [pounds sterling] 7,500.
The Disciplinary Committee had found Bashen Valambia, ACMA, guilty of misconduct. The complaint was that as sole director and shareholder of a company through which he provides accounting services, his company website had displayed an ACCA ACCA Air Conditioning Contractors of America Association, Inc.
ACCA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
ACCA American Corporate Counsel Association
ACCA Association Communale de Chasse Agréée (France) (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) is a British chartered accountancy body with a global presence that offers the Chartered Certified Accountant (Designatory letters ACCA or FCCA) qualification worldwide. ) logo, which suggested that he and/or the company were ACCA qualified and/ or authorised, although neither were ACCA qualified, authorised or associated. As such, Mr Valambia was not entitled to use the ACCA logo and was misleading viewers of the website, in breach of the fundamental principle of professional behaviour (Code of Ethics), and thereby in breach of the laws of the Institute (Byelaw 1).
Regarding "misleading viewers", the Disciplinary Committee considered that there was sufficient evidence of recklessness in this regard. The Disciplinary Committee also considered that the facts fell very much at the lower end of the disciplinary scale and imposed an admonishment, which was the very lowest of the sanctions available, and a fine of [pounds sterling]250. Mr Valambia was also required to pay costs of [pounds sterling]1,250.
Mr Valambia appealed on the grounds that there was irregularity A defect, failure, or mistake in a legal proceeding or lawsuit; a departure from a prescribed rule or regulation.
An irregularity is not an unlawful act, however, in certain instances, it is sufficiently serious to render a lawsuit invalid. or unfairness in the procedure leading to the Disciplinary Committee's decision, and that the decision had been unreasonable. The Appeal Committee was concerned with the Disciplinary Committee's finding that Mr Valambia had acted recklessly, when the charge against him had not included this, nor had been amended to do so. The Appeal Committee did not accept that as there was a risk of someone being misled and Mr Valambia did not check the accuracy of the website, he was thereby reckless. (There had been no finding that Mr Valambia was aware of the risk and that in the circumstances known to him it had been unreasonable to take that risk.) The Appeal Committee allowed the appeal and set aside the order for sanction, fine and costs.