Annual reports and practice monitoring

At the end of each visit, the firm is provided with a report that includes the findings from the visit.

Every year ICAS will summarise the main findings with the aim of sharing experience and educating the members on the key issues identified, with the aim of further upholding standards.

Download 2017 Practice Monitoring Report PDF [1,195 KB]

Download 2016 Practice Monitoring Annual Report PDF [1,759 KB]

Download 2015 Practice Monitoring Annual Report PDF [1,228 KB]


Findings arise when rules or regulations have not been adhered to or where there are fundamental or consistent breaches of best practice.

What are the most common Findings?

A summary list is given below of the Findings that occur regularly. This list is not exhaustive.

Download Breaches of Client Money Regulations PDF [213 KB]

Find out more about Breaches of Money Laundering Regulations

Find out more about Breaches of Designated Professional Bodies (DPB) rules

Find out more about Independence/Code of Ethics

Lack of evidence to support opinions given, financial statements  and tax returns

Find out more about Inadequate CPD or documenting thereof

Disclosure errors within accounts PDF [195 KB]


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