Member’s name: Mr Robert B Lee
Date of Hearing: 28 April 2011
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 28 April 2011 the Disciplinary Tribunal found Mr Robert Lee breached Article 39(a)(ii)l of the Constitution in that he "failed to comply with any reasonable and lawful direction of the Board or its delegate which relates to the good order and administration of the Companyin failing to respond to correspondence from CPA Australia in relation to a complaint made about him.
The Tribunal took into account a prior finding by a Disciplinary Tribunal on 28 July 2008 in relation to a similar failure by Mr Lee to respond to correspondence from CPA Australia.
The Disciplinary Tribunal imposed penalty of forfeiture of Membership until 31 December 2011, that Mr Lee provide to the complainant’s new accountants all books and records belonging to the complainants, and provide proof to CPA Australia's satisfaction that he has done so. Mr Lee was also ordered to pay $612 in costs.
The Tribunal also ordered that should Mr Lee apply for readmission to Membership at the expiration of his period of forfeiture,
- he must first have paid CPA Australia’s costs,
- he must have paid all outstanding membership subscriptions,
- he has provided the complainant’s documents to the new accountant and has provided proof to CPA Australia's satisfaction that he has done so,
- if, at that time Mr Lee applies for readmission, he is offering Public Accounting Services (whether for a fee or otherwise), he must have successfully completed the Public Practice Program not more than 6 months prior, and
- have reobtained a CPA Australia Public Practice Certificate.