urged to boycott 2004 council elections
ACCA members would have received the ballot papers for the 2004 council
elections. There is not a single candidate worth voting for as none sets out
any programme of reforms. ACCA is living in dark ages. The best thing to
do is to discredit the current rulers by refusing to participate in the sham
SHOW YOUR ANGER. DO NOT VOTE FOR COUNCIL ELECTIONS
- ACCA members are not allowed
to directly elect officeholders.
- In the era of one-person-one-vote,
Officeholder cast hundreds of votes and effectively "appoint" council members.
The cronies always get their votes.
- Members cannot see minutes
of council meetings.
- Fat cats have multiplied
at ACCA. Members cannot vote on chief executive's salary.
- Administrators continue
to multiply without any increase in services for members.
- Members' approval is not
sought for any future plans.
- Members pockets are routinely
picked to finance lavish offices and salaries.
- No internet chat room for
- Members are not given a
List of Members.
- Refusal to publish details
of the geographical composition of its membership. Why is the rate of growth
in the UK declining?
- Refusal to publish any statistics
about the number of students who pass all the exams at the first or the umpteenth
- At AGMs, questions put to
the leadership are rarely answered.
- The unelected leadership
speaks for a lengthy time, but members are only given three minutes to speak.
"Any Other Business" questions are not allowed.
- The official magazine is
censured and does not allow critical articles or letters.
- Magazine is losing more
than £1 million each year
- Hopeless policies: end of
small company audits; no influence with the UK or any other government; no
recognition of qualifications in North America; paying 28% of the costs of
accountancy regulation in the UK even though not many ACCA members conduct