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CCAB anti-money laundering campaign

The CCAB (Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies) promotes sustainable growth in the UK economy through the UK accountancy profession.

The CCAB leads on the development of anti-money laundering (AML) guidance for the accountancy sector and is comprised of five accountancy bodies, including CIPFA:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) 
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland 
  • CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

2018 Anti-Money Laundering Guidance for the Accountancy Sector

In March 2018, the CCAB published new guidance for all entities that provide audit, accountancy, tax advisory, insolvency or related services such as trust and company services, by way of business.

The guidance has been updated for the 2017 Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regulations and is approved by HM Treasury. It has also been adopted by the UK accountancy AML supervisory bodies. The guidance covers the prevention of money laundering and the countering of terrorist financing.

Andrew Burns, CCAB Chairman, commented: “The approval of the guidance by HM Treasury is very welcome. As key gatekeepers for the financial system, accountants have a vital role to play in preventing their services from being used for criminal purposes including the funding of terrorism. The guidance is an important framework to ensure accountants remain vigilant, work with integrity, and uphold the law.”

Download the new guidance and other CCAB documents below.

CCAB documents

CCAB Anti Money Laundering Guidance March 2018

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CCAB Guidance Accountants and Counter Terrorist Financing

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CCAB Guidance Money Laundering Regulations


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CCAB Fighting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Report 11 2015

PDF 507 KB

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