PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB
NAME AND OBJECTIVES
1. NAME. The name of the association shall be: PHILIPPINE INSTITUTE OF
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS - DUBAI CHAPTER, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.
2. OBJECTIVES. The objectives for which such
association is organized are;
To enable the accountancy profession to discharge its
public responsibilities more actively;
To promote and maintain high professional standards in the
To develop among members high ideals of competence,
ethical conduct, integrity and civic consciousness;
To foster cordial, harmonious and fruitful relations among
To protect and enhance the integrity of the certificate of
registration of the Certified Public Accountant.
1. SEAL. The seal of the Chapter shall be the same as the seal
prescribed by the National Organization of the Philippines Institute of Certified
1. OFFICE. The
principal office of the Chapter shall be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
with business address at Post Office Box 4960 Embassy of the Republic of the
Philippines, Office of the Labour Attache, Dubai.
SECTION 1. ORGANIZATION
STRUCTURE. The Chapter organization shall be
composed of, but not limited to, the following areas in the United Arab
Dubai including Jebel Ali Free Zone;
Northern Emirates (Sharjah, Ajman, Um Al Quain, Fujairah,
Ras Al Kaimah)
1. QUALIFICATIONS. All Certified Public Accountants whose names
appear in the Registry of the Professional Regulation Commission and are
working or residing in the United Arab Emirates are qualified to be admitted as
members of the chapter.
2. REGISTRATION. Unless he
has already previously registered with the PICPA, every CPA heretofore admitted
by the Professional Regulation Commission shall register at the National Office
or at the office of the chapter.
3. CERTIFICATE OF MEMBERSHIP. It shall be the duty of every CPA,
qualified under section 1 of this Article, to submit to the Chapter, his
curriculum vitae which shall include his permanent residence and place of
office, as the basis for issuance of a certificate of Membership in an
application form provided by the PICPA National Board of Directors.
4. GRANTING OF CERTIFICATE OF
member of the chapter shall be admitted to a Certificate of Membership upon
verification of his qualifications by the PICPA National Board of Directors and
upon payment of the required dues prescribed in these by-laws and after taking
the membership pledge as provided in Section 5 hereof.
5. MEMBERSHIP PLEDGE. Every
Certified Public Accountant, entitled to a certificate as above provided, take
the PICPA Membership pledge before any national, regional or chapter officer,
at any meeting of members or in any national, regional or chapter office. The
Certificate of Membership shall thereupon be issued to him.
6. CLASSIFICATION OF MEMBERS. Chapter members shall be classified into
active and sustaining life members.
7. ACTIVE MEMBERS. Active members shall apply to those who
become members of PICPA pursuant to Sections 1 and 2 of the PICPA’s amended
Articles of Incorporation.
8. SUSTAINING LIFE MEMBERS. Any active member who pays an amount
determined by the PICPA National Board of Directors may be granted Sustaining
Life membership and shall have all the rights, privileges and responsibilities
of an active member, except the payment of the annual membership dues.
9. MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING. A member in good standing as of any
particular date is an active member whose membership dues are fully paid as of
such date. A member in good standing shall also include sustaining life members
who are exempt from further payment of annual membership dues.
10. MEMBERSHIP DISPUTE. Any dispute on membership,
question thereon, including issues on chapter affiliation of members shall be
resolved by the Membership Committee of the National Organization, subject to
the confirmation of the PICPA National Board of Directors.
REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERSHIP
1. LOSS OR SUSPENSION OF MEMBERSHIP. Since membership of PICPA may be a
condition to the continuing validity of the certificate of Registration of
Certified Public Accountants, loss of membership in PICPA may be a sufficient
cause for the revocation of the Certificate of Registration as a Certified
Public Accountant by the Professional Regulation Commission.
The Chapter shall adopt the rules
prescribed by the PICPA National Board of Directors concerning the suspension
or loss of membership, and for the reinstatement of members.
2. VOLUNTARY TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP.
Any member may resign from the membership in the chapter by notice in
writing submitted to the Chapter Secretary provided that, such resignation
shall be effective as of the date fixed in said notice, subject to the
acceptance by the Chapter council which shall be given within thirty (30)
calendar days from receipt of said notice.
The voluntary termination of
membership set forth above shall not be understood as termination of membership
with PICPA. This type of membership termination shall be communicated directly
to the National Office of the PICPA.
3. FAILURE TO PAY DUES OR OTHER
ACCOUNTS. Any member whose dues or other accounts remain unpaid
after the prescribed last day of payment as provided in Section 3 of Article
XIII shall automatically be dropped from the membership roster of the Chapter
upon the expiration of sixty (60) calendar days from the date the notice to that
effect is sent via messenger of registered mail, unless payment is effected
prior to the expiration of the sixty (60) calendar days period.
Termination of membership shall not
free the said member from any of his previous other obligations and/or accountability
to the institute or chapter.
The Chapter Council shall report to
the National Board for action, a list of members for membership termination.
4. REINSTATEMENT OF MEMBERSHIP. Only upon payment of all dues in arrears
and/or obligations, shall the Chapter Council approve the reinstatement of
members to his bonafide membership status.