Benefits of AIPA Membership

The Association of Incorporated Public Accountants has been launched to provide a professional association to cater, wholly and exclusively, for accountants engaged in public practice here in the United Kingdom. The benefits of membership of the Association include:

  • Designation - Use of the designation, Incorporated Public Accountant and use of the designatory letters FPA (fellows) and APA (associates).
  • Practising Certificates - members engaged in public practice, on their own account, who hold professional indemnity insurance (see below) adequate for the size of their practice and are undertaking some form of continuing professional education (again see below), are eligible for a practising certificate.
  • Group Insurance Scheme - the Association has negotiated a group insurance scheme, with a major British insurer, which provides the following cover:
    • Professional Indemnity: cover- £250,000 each and every claim, fee income- up to £295,000 p.a., excess- £500.
    • Public Liability: cover- £2,000,000, excess- £250;
    • Employers Liability: cover- £10,000,000, excess- nil;
    • Office Contents: cover- £5,000, excess- £250;
    • Business Interruption*: cover- £25,000, excess- nil;
    • Legal Fees Insurance: £50,000, excess- nil.
      *The Association offers enhanced cover, not available with schemes offered by other accountancy organisations offering similar packages.
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE): members can attend the Associations CPE seminars, held at numerous locations throughout the country on a regular basis, or alternatively access our online webinars.
  • A new and informative website offering our members comprehensive business and tax centre information including the latest tables and calendars along with the facility to download both HMRC and Companies House forms.
  • A monthly newsletter compiled by accountancy professionals.
  • Institutional Membership: the Association is a member of the Confederation of Independent Accountancy Bodies and the Commonwealth Federation of Accountants.

Membership is by examination or exemption.

Should you be interested in joining our Association we would ask you to download and complete our application form and return to :

Association of Incorporated Public Accountants New Charter House
52 Market Street

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