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REGISTRATION APPLICATION FOR AFFILIATE REGISTRATION Entry Requirements Applications for Affiliate membership of AIA are accepted from those who have minimum of five years experience in accountancy. I certify that I meet the above criteria Fees The Affiliate application fee of £100.00 includes your first year’s annual subscription fee of £65. The annual Affiliate subscription fee of £65 is thereafter payable on 1 October each year. Payment should be made to the ‘Association of International Accountants’ and submitted with the application. Cheque, bank draft or postal order is accepted. Please do not send cash. Application Submission Please enclose the following: Completed application form Application fee - £100.00 Certified copies of certificates (applicable only when applying for exemptions) Your completed application should be sent to: Membership Services Association of International Accountants Staithes 3, The Watermark, Metro Riverside, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE11 9SN United Kingdom T: +44 (0)191 493 0277 F: +44 (0)191 493 0278 E: email@example.com W: www.aiaworldwide.com Edition 11/1 1 AIA (c) 2011 This form is to be completed by applicants for Affiliate Registration. To ensure no candidate is discriminated against on the grounds of disability, AIA offers additional support to candidates during the exams if required. Please see Section 5 of this application document for further details. Affiliate status is open to persons who have held office or been employed in a field of work related to accountancy for a period of not less than five years and who the Council believes would benefit from registration with the Association. ALL sections must be completed, unless they are not applicable. If a section is not applicable please enter the initials N/A. Please complete all sections below in ENGLISH and BLOCK CAPITALS using BLACK INK. The form MUST also be signed and dated in English. Failure to meet these requirements will delay the processing of your application. Note: AIA operates a policy which offers equality of opportunity regardless of gender, ethnicity, colour, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or marital status. 1. PERSONAL DETAILS Notes on Personal Details Title: Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms or specify others Title: Surname: Full Chinese or Muslim name Surname/Family Name: should be entered here First Name: Any Western/Christian names First Names: should be entered here Please state your name in English and in Certificate Name: BLOCK CAPITALS as you would like it on AIA certificates. Postal Address: Please provide your full Address: HOME address Town: County: Post/Zip Code: Country: If you would prefer your correspondence to Preferred Postal Address: be sent to an address other than your home address please provide details here. Town: County: This should NOT be a college address Post/Zip Code: Country: Email, telephone & fax: Please provide area Email Address: codes for all telephone numbers and state if home or work by circling the correct Telephone No: Home/Work word Home/Work Fax No: Date of Birth: Day/Month/Year Date of Birth: __ __/ __ __/ __ __ __ __ Gender: Male/Female Nationality: How did you hear about AIA? Source of Enquiry: The default means of contact is now electronic. If you would prefer to receive information in an alternative format please tick ( ) here Edition 11/1 2 AIA (c) 2011 2. EMPLOYMENT Guidance Notes on Employment: If you are currently in full time employment you must complete the section below. You will also need to keep AIA informed of any changes to these details throughout your period as an affiliate by completing and submitting an IPD Work Experience Annual Declaration. If, in the future, you intend to apply for professionally qualified status of Associate membership you are advised that in addition to passing the AIA exams, you must also complete a of minimum three years practical work experience/Initial Professional Development (IPD). Please refer to the AIA Affiliate Guide for more information. If you are not currently in full time employment please tick the appropriate box below and move on to Section 3 Are you currently in full time employment? YES NO Please tick ( ) the appropriate box To be completed by applicants in full time employment Company Name: Position Held: Date Employment Commenced: Postal Address: Post/Zip Code: Country: Email Address: Telephone No: Fax No: Note on Email, Telephone & Fax: Please provide area codes for all telephone & fax numbers. Using the following classifications please identify the business type that best describes your organisation (please select only one) Agriculture Armed Forces Charities Construction Consultancy Education Engineering Finance Fuels Government Health Service Leisure & Entertainment Manufacturing Media Retail Trade Union & Investment Groups Transportation Utilities Firm of Accountants Edition 11/1 3 AIA (c) 2011 Previous Accounting Employment: Please provide details for the 5 years immediately prior to this application. Please continue on a separate sheet if necessary. Employer’s Name & Address Date From: Date To: Position Held Month & Year Month & Year 3. EDUCATION To be completed by applicants currently in education Name of College: College Postal Address: Post/Zip Code: Email: Country: Name of Course: Qualification: Date Course Commenced: Length of Course: Is your course Full time: or Part time: Please tick ( ) the appropriate box Edition 11/1 4 AIA (c) 2011 Academic Qualifications Guidance Notes on Academic Qualifications: Please enclose certified photocopies of all your Educational/Professional Certificates for Entry Requirement and Exemption purposes with translations where necessary. Your certificates can be certified by the AIA Branch, your line manager or your college/university lecturer. For certification purposes the certificate should be marked ‘I confirm that this is a true copy of the original’ and accompanied by a signature, printed name in English and the official stamp of the company, college or university. Applications based on overseas qualifications must be accompanied by documentary evidence of proficiency in the English language. A minimum standard of IELTS 6 or recognised equivalent is required. For further information please visit the AIA website at www.aiaworldwide.com School Certificates Subject Exam Board Qualification Grade Year Further Education University/College Course Qualification Length of Date Course Awarded 4. PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP Membership of Professional Bodies Name of Professional Body* Type of Membership Date of Membership Membership Number * AIA reserves the right to contact the Professional Body named to confirm membership. Edition 11/1 5 AIA (c) 2011 5. ADDITIONAL REQUESTS Arrangements for Affiliates with special needs AIA makes every effort to provide suitable exam conditions for all candidates and special facilities can be arranged for candidates experiencing disabilities, health problems or learning difficulties if required. If you feel that you may need additional support of any kind when undertaking the exams please contact Membership Services firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your requirements. You may be required to complete an appropriate form and AIA would seek official confirmation to support any application for special arrangements. AIA will not disclose to third parties any personal information you provide without your prior consent. Your consent will be sought should you request additional facilities. AIA Statutory Auditor Qualification As a Recognised Qualifying Body (RQB) under the Companies Act 2006, the Association offers a recognised professional accountancy qualification for those wishing to become statutory auditors in the UK. To become a statutory auditor in the UK, candidates must first meet all current criteria for Associate membership including completion of UK papers in Company Law and Taxation. In addition, three years approved practical audit training is needed, two of which must be undertaken after admission to membership. Those wishing to count their final year of pre-membership training (IPD) for the purpose of becoming an auditor must have that training approved by the Association in advance. Because of the particular requirements to be met where the statutory auditor qualification is the objective, applicants for affiliate registration are required to declare their intention (or not) to seek this qualification as opposed to the membership only qualification. If you would like further information on the AIA UK Statutory Auditor Qualification please contact AIA Membership Services Department, to request a ‘Guide to Becoming a Statutory Auditor’ leaflet Email: email@example.com I am applying for STATUTORY AUDITOR QUALIFICATION MEMBERSHIP ONLY QUALIFICATION Please tick ( ) one box only 6. FIT AND PROPER STATUS 1. Financial Responsibility & Reliability Have you, in the last ten years, had a court judgement made against you for a debt or made a compromise arrangement with your creditors; have you ever been declared bankrupt or been subject to bankruptcy procedures; have you ever, in respect of your creditors, signed a trust deed, made an assignment for their benefit or made any arrangements for the payment of a composition to them? Yes No 2. Convictions or Civil Liberties Have you been found guilty of any offence; or subject to civil or court action relating to your professional business activities or your directorship or management of any company? Offences for which the conviction is spent for the purposes of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act for England and Wales 1974 (or equivalent legislation as may apply in other jurisdictions) provided that you have satisfied the conditions for rehabilitation and monitoring offences that did not lead to disqualification or a prison sentence need not be mentioned. In respect of a conviction which is not spent under that Act, details are required regarding the offence, penalty imposed, the court which convicted you and the date of the conviction. Yes No Edition 11/1 6 AIA (c) 2011 3. Good Reputation & Character Have you had any actions taken against you restricting your trade, business or profession; had any finding against you in respect of misconduct or malpractice in your business or profession; been subject to disciplinary finding against you by an employer or professional body; been refused entry to or excluded from membership of any profession or vocation; been dismissed or required to resign from any office; employment or partnership; been disciplined or publicly criticised or subject to court order by any regulatory body or officially appointed enquiry with the regulation of a financial, professional or other business activity? Yes No Are you currently undergoing any investigations or disciplinary procedures which are described in 3 above? Yes No If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of the questions please provide details on a separate sheet and attach this to your application. 7. REFERENCE Guidance notes on reference: Your referee should be a professionally qualified accountant and ideally a member of AIA or a member of an IFAC member body. Please ask your referee to complete and sign the section below. Name of Referee: Position Held: Work Postal Address: Post/Zip Code: Country: Email Address: Professional Qualifications: * Membership No: I confirm • that the applicant is a person of good character; • is suitable for admission as an Affiliate of a professional body; • has been known to me for a period of ______ years; and • that the information given in this application is correct. Referee’s Signature: Date: * AIA reserves the right to contact the Professional Body named to confirm membership Edition 11/1 7 AIA (c) 2011 8. DECLARATIONS AIA Code of Ethics All AIA Affiliates are required to undertake training in professional values, ethics and attitudes as a condition of their Affiliate membership. AIA has adopted the International Federation of Accountants' (IFAC) Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants and all applicants are required to download and read this before submitting their application for Affiliate registration. Please go to the AIA website at www.aiaworldwide.com to access the code. Applicants who wish to follow the RQB training route are also required to undertake training in and comply with the code of ethics published by the Auditing Practices Board (APB). Please tick ( ) the box to confirm that you have downloaded, read and will comply with the AIA Code of Ethics RQB APPLICANTS ONLY Please tick ( ) the box to confirm that you have downloaded, read and will comply with the APB Code of Ethics Study Texts AIA Study Texts are available for all Professional Level 1 and 2 exams. Please go to the AIA website www.aiaworldwide.com for further details of the content of these texts, the ways in which they can assist you in your studies and the costs involved. The significance of these study texts is such that AIA have made their purchase mandatory for all candidates entering exams from the May 2008 session onwards. All applicants for Affiliate registration are required to confirm that they agree to purchase the requisite texts as per the guidelines stated on the AIA website when they enter AIA exams. I agree to purchase the specified AIA study texts when I enter AIA exams Please tick ( ) 9. APPLICATION, CONFIRMATIONS & UNDERTAKINGS Guidance Notes on Application, Confirmations and Undertakings: The Affiliate registration fee includes an annual subscription which must be renewed on 1 October to continue AIA Affiliate status. Once an application for Affiliate registration has been processed the registration fee will not be refunded. Please DO NOT send cash with your application. To the Council I hereby apply for Affiliate registration. I enclose my cheque/draft/postal order, made payable to The Association of International Accountants for the registration fee of £_____________ Cheque/Draft No. __________________ Date____________________ I certify that the information I have provided in this application is correct. I attach certified photocopies of all my Educational/Professional Certificates for entry requirement and exemption purposes with translations if necessary. I confirm that I have downloaded, read and will comply with the AIA Code of Ethics. I confirm that I have downloaded, read and will comply with the APB Code of Ethics (RQB Applicants only) I acknowledge that as a registered Affiliate I will be subject to the AIA Code of Conduct, Professional Ethics and disciplinary requirements and procedures (AIA Constitutional Documents). Edition 11/1 8 AIA (c) 2011 I agree, as a registered Affiliate, to purchase the requisite AIA study if I enter the AIA exams. Signature: Date: 10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & GUIDELINES Affiliates are not entitled to any voting rights nor may they describe themselves or imply Associate or Fellow membership of the AIA. A Letter of Registration is issued when admission is approved and the prescribed registration fee received. If you are eligible for exemptions you will be issued with an Exemption Application Form listing the exemptions available to you. Exemption fees are payable. Affiliates as well as members are subject to the Association’s Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics and its disciplinary requirements and procedures. Liability to disciplinary action arises if there is a breach of the AIA Articles, Bye-Laws or Regulations as they apply to affiliates or misconduct in the course of professional duties /employment or otherwise, including any action which brings discredit to the affiliate, the Association or the accountancy profession. The disciplinary procedures provide for misconduct to be dealt with directly by the Council. Disciplinary action is taken through the appropriate Council committee at which the affiliate is entitled to be present and represented. Affiliates found to be in breach of the Articles, Bye-Law or Regulations, or guilty of misconduct, could have their affiliate status withdrawn, a period of their accountancy experience disregarded, be prevented from sitting the examinations or be disqualified from one or more AIA examinations. A copy of AIA Constitutional Documents incorporating the Memorandum of the Association, Articles and Bye-Laws is available on the AIA website. Please tick ( ) the box to confirm you agree with the above Data Protection The details provided on affiliate application forms are entered on the AIA database for administrative and regulatory use in accordance with AIA registration under data protection legislation. AIA does not sell mailing lists to third parties. However, it does carry out controlled mailings on behalf of third parties where the product concerned is deemed to be of likely interest to accountants. If you do not wish to receive these mailings please tick ( ) here Guidelines for the submission of educational/professional certificates for entry requirement and exemption purposes What should I send? • Certified photocopies of all your Educational and Professional Certificates from School Leaving Certificates onward. • Please do not send in original certificates as AIA cannot give any assurance that these will be returned to you. • If your certificates are not in English please send in certified translated copies plus certified copies of the original. Edition 11/1 9 AIA (c) 2011 What should I do if I no longer have the original certificate? • You will need to provide a letter from the institution that awarded the qualification verifying the title of the qualification and the date it was awarded to you. The letter should be on headed business paper and marked with the official college/university or professional stamp. How can I get my photocopies certified? • You should approach your local AIA branch, your current manager or other senior work colleague or your college lecturer. This person must not be related to you. • Please take along both the original certificate and the photocopy as the person concerned must have seen the original certificate. • The person certifying the qualification must then write on the photocopy, in English and in BLOCK CAPITALS, the words: ‘I CONFIRM THAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL’. • They must then print their name in BLOCK CAPITALS and sign the copy immediately next to their statement ‘I CONFIRM THAT THIS IS A TRUE COPY OF THE ORIGINAL’. Both the printed name and the signature must be in English. • The photocopy must then be marked with the official company or college/university stamp. • For translated copies follow the same process but the translated copy should be marked ‘ACCURATE TRANSLATION OF THE ORIGINAL’. Edition 11/1 10 AIA (c) 2011
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