Member’s name: Matthew John Hunt
Date of Hearing: 21 July 2022
Division: New South Wales
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 21 July 2022, the Disciplinary Tribunal found the Member breached CPA Australia's 28 April 2014 Constitution:
- Article 39(a)(ii)B.2) in that he had “been guilty of: … 2) conduct which is derogatory to, or not in the best interests of the Company or its Members” by undertaking tax agent services for reward and/or holding himself out to be a tax agent when he was not a registered tax agent.
- Article 39(a)(ii)A in that he had “breached this Constitution, By-Laws, Code of Professional Conduct or the Applicable Regulations” by breaching confidentiality as set out in sections 100.5(d) and 140 of Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards 110 Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants.
- Article 39(a)(ii)A in that he had “breached this Constitution, By-Laws, Code of Professional Conduct or the Applicable Regulations” by failing to hold a Public Practice Certificate when carrying out Public Accounting Services in accordance with By-Law 9.1 of the 1 July 2016 By-Laws.
Mr Hunt attended the Disciplinary Tribunal and admitted the Complaints.
Penalty and Costs:
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaint sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- Forfeiture of membership for a period of 3 years effective from 21 July 2022.
- The General Manager Professional Conduct to inform the Tax Practitioners Board of the decision of the tribunal
- A severe reprimand.
- Forfeiture of membership not eligible for re-admission for three years from 21 July 2022
The Member was ordered to pay a contribution to CPA Australia’s costs of $2,614.80.