The Team/ACCA

Darren Diamond is a fully qualified ACCA (gaining membership in 2004) and CPA (gaining membership in 2007) accountant. He also has a degree in Accountancy and Finance from London South Bank University.

After working for a couple of medium sized accountancy firms in London, Darren became a Group Accountant for a motor parts company in Northwest London where he helped to modernise their accountancy systems and improved the group's cash flow. He then moved on to become an accountancy trainer for one of the UK's biggest software houses. He specialised in training accountants on charities, final accounts, group accounts, tax and value added services. Darren has also worked as the Finance director of one of the county's leading umbrella companies

Darren was issued with an ACCA practising certificate in December 2008 allowing him to run an approved ACCA practice. Darren was made a fellow member of the ACCA in January 2010. As part of his membership requirements for the ACCA and CPA, Darren attends regular update sessions to make sure that his knowledge and methods are current and up to date.

Darren's attitude is " what can we do to help" if there a problem he and his team want to find an answer. Darren has a large team of trainee to semi qualified accountants working alongside him.

ACCA

The Association of Charted Certified Accountants (ACCA) is one of six recognised regulating bodies for accountants within the UK. To become a member of the ACCA a person must sit a number of exams and gain a set amount of experience under another qualified accountant.

The ACCA works closely with both the Inland Revenue and Customs and the British government to make sure that its members are kept up to date with changes in current tax and company law. The ACCA lobbies on behalf of its members, on issues that it feels are unfair. It also holds a large knowledge base library and a technical telephone help line that its members can access when addressing issues they are not familiar with, to make sure they get it right.

Being a member of the ACCA requires members to comply with the association's rules and to complete work up to a required standard, whilst following the ethical code. If, as a client, you are not happy with the service you have received you can complain to the ACCA. They can then take disciplinary action against the firm and/or individuals that have provided the poor service.

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