If a professional accountancy body became aware of certain behaviour or acts by a member that were clearly in breach of that professional body’s Bye Laws would it be normal for them to take appropriate action in the matter or do they only take action should a complaint be made by a third party meaning that member can do what they like unless and until someone complains?
Can anyone from a professional body help?
Can any accountants help on this?
What are your views on what should happen if a professional body is aware of certain behaviour or acts by a member that were clearly in breach of that professional body’s Bye Laws – should they take action or not?
Should they need to wait for a complaint to be made by a third party?
Should they be responsible for governance of members without the need for third party complaint and take action if the conduct fails to meet the standards expected of a professional accountant?