Member’s name: Adam Coron Grech
Date of Hearing: 15 February 2023
Division: New South Wales
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 15 February 2023, the Disciplinary Tribunal found Mr Adam Grech breached the 14 May 2019 Constitution:
- Article 39(a)(ii)(F), in that he had “been the subject of an adverse finding that has not been overturned on appeal in relation to the Member’s conduct, competence or recognition by any Court, professional body, statutory or other regulatory authority in any jurisdiction” in respect of a decision by the Tax Practitioners Board, dated 15 July 2021, to terminate his registration as a tax agent from 6 September 2021, that was affirmed by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on 19 October 2022.
Mr Grech attended the Disciplinary Tribunal Hearing and admitted the Complaint.
Penalty and Costs:
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaint sustained and imposed the following penalty:
- Forfeiture of Membership, not eligible for readmission for a period of five years.
Conditions upon readmission:
- If the Member intends to offer public accounting services, he is required to successfully complete the e-learning component of the current CPA Australia Public Practice Program, or its equivalent, prior to readmission.
- If the Member holds a Public Practice Certificate, he must complete the CPA Australia Best Practice Program assessment, or its equivalent, to the satisfaction of the General Manager Professional Conduct (GMPC) after 12 months, but within 24 months of readmission.
- Failure to successfully complete this Program assessment in this timeframe, or such time as allowed by the GMPC, to result in forfeiture of membership.
Prior to any application for readmission, Mr Grech must pay a contribution to CPA Australia’s costs in the amount of $2,630.94.