Professional Standards

What we do

The Professional Standards Department of Chartered Accountants Ireland, along with relevant compliance and disciplinary committees, is responsible for the delivery of the Institute's regulatory and disciplinary obligations which derive both from statute and its own Bye-Laws and Regulations. The Regulatory Policy Board develops Institute policy with regard to regulatory matters and approves Institute Regulations governing regulation & discipline. The Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board (CARB), oversees and supervises how the Institute fulfils its regulatory and disciplinary remit.

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Professional Standards

Chartered Accountants Ireland as a member of the Accountants Affinity Group, is working in partnership with the Home Office and National Crime Agency to tackle the serious threat of money laundering to our industry. The Flag It Up! campaign can help you to protect yourself and your business reputation from money launderers. For more information see https://flagitup.campaign.gov.uk/.

Nov 14, 2018
Professional Standards

The Investment Business Regulations have been amended to reflect the transposition of the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) into Irish Legislation by the European Union (Insurance Distribution) Regulations 2018.  We have previously notified firms of these developments in May 2018, July 2018 and September 2018.  This information is available in the professional standards news section. The European Union (Insurance Distribution) Regulations basically remove all insurance activities from the Approved Professional Body regime.  Firms providing such activities have to be authorised directly by Central Bank of Ireland (CBI).  The CBI has also advised that the activity of purely acting as an introducer or referrer to a third party would no longer be an activity requiring authorisation. The majority of the amendments to the Investment Business Regulations relate to the transposition of the IDD but we have also taken this opportunity to tidy up other conforming amendments such as the removal of the term Multi-Agency Intermediaries as such entities are no longer recognised by CBI.

Nov 12, 2018
Professional Standards

Please note we have recently issued our first reminder letters and emails regarding the Individual Annual Returns (IAR) for 2018.  Submission of the IAR is required in accordance with the CPD Regulations and the QAC may take action against any member that does not comply. We look forward to your cooperation in this matter.

Nov 07, 2018