Member’s name: Pinal Thakkar
Date of Hearing: 22 February 2023
Division: New South Wales
Tribunal: Disciplinary Tribunal
On 22 February 2023, the Disciplinary Tribunal found Ms Pinal Thakkar breached the 14 May 2019 Constitution:
- Article 39(a)(ii)(B)1), in that she had “been guilty of dishonourable practice in any profession or undertaking” with respect to her engaging in academic misconduct.
- Article 39(a)(ii)(B)2)), in that she had “been guilty of conduct, which is derogatory to, or not in the best interests of the Company or its Members” with respect to her failure to be honest and forthright about her academic misconduct.
Ms Thakkar attended the Disciplinary Tribunal hearing, and she admitted both Complaints.
The Disciplinary Tribunal found the Complaints sustained and imposed the following penalties:
- forfeiture of membership for two years
- a fail to be recorded against her Strategic Management Accounting exam.
The Disciplinary Tribunal imposed the condition, that upon any readmission to membership Ms Thakkar must successfully complete the Ethics and Governance subject within the first year of any such re-admission.
- a severe reprimand.
The Member was ordered to pay a contribution to CPA Australia’s costs, in the amount of $2,632.40.