AIA supervises our practising members for the purposes of the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, where the AIA is listed in schedule 1 as an approved regulatory body. The Regulations aim to have the most appropriate and proportionate measures to deter, detect and disrupt money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
The Regulations apply to all practising accountants, persons and firms providing ‘accountancy services’. Those offering accountancy services who are not supervised by an approved regulatory body will be breaking the law.
ACCOUNTANCY AFFINITY GROUP
AIA is part of the Accountancy Affinity Group working closely with the Home Office and the National Crime Agency to represent members' views and to communicate up-to-date information and guidance back to you.
The Accountancy Affinity Group (AAG) is a sub committee of the UK Anti Money Laundering Supervisors Forum. The AAG is a forum in which professional bodies work collaboratively to develop accountancy sector supervisory policy to promote consistency in standards and best practice.
We support and ask all practising members to view and review the AML Guidance for the Accountancy Sector, which has been compiled in conjunction with the AIA and other professional body supervisors.
FREE AMLCC SUBSCRIPTION
In addition to ensuring you are represented on the Accountancy Affinity Group and have access to the most current guidance, we provide all members with an AIA practising certificate with a free subscription to AMLCC to assist you in your compliance. For further details please click here.
NCA USEFUL DOCUMENTS & NUMBERS
The National Crime Agency (NCA) have produced and published for members a series of useful documents and guides regarding money laundering issues. These publications cover subject areas such as Submitting a SAR and Obtaining Consent from NCA. View guidance on Defence Against AML (DAML) SARs here.
SAR Online & Glossary of Terms
UKFIU Support Desks – 0207 238 8282
SAR Confidentiality Breach Line – 0800 234 6657
NCA General Enquiries – 0370 496 7622
National Fraud Reporting Centre – 0300 123 2040