Disciplinary outcome: Kerrie Yeates

Order by consent

In the matter of

Kerrie Yeates

Membership number

20191534

Date

29 March 2022

Misconduct

Kerrie Yeates professional or personal conduct, was found to be in breach of the Code of Professional Ethics and to have posed a risk to the public or was likely to undermine public confidence in the Association or its members; namely:

  1. Between on or around 22 March 2021 until on or around 15 August 2021, whilst a full member of AAT, she provided self-employed accountancy services to the public without being registered or licensed to do so or approved as being exempt from holding a licence.
  2. Between on or around 22 March 2021 until on or around 23 September 2021, she provided self-employed accountancy services to the public without being registered with an anti-money laundering supervisory authority.

Finding

Grounds for disciplinary action existed and the matter was suitable for exercise of the Investigations team's powers under the Disciplinary Regulations.

Order

Kerrie Yeates is hereby:

  1. Reprimanded with the reprimand remaining active on her record for a period of 24 months from the date the sanction is imposed.
  2. Fine: Fined £1152.
  3. Warned that failure to pay the fine within the allotted period or on such terms that Professional Standards believes is reasonable, will result in the immediate removal of her membership until such time that the fine is paid in full.
  4. Warned that should she wish to provide self-employed accountancy services; she is required to apply for a license before commencement of any services.

Consent

Kerrie Yeates has agreed to have agreed to submit to the decision of the Investigations Team in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Disciplinary Regulations.