Council for the arbitration of accounts
The role of the Council for the arbitration of accounts of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec is to settle disputes respecting the accounts of members that the Office of the syndic was unable to resolve through conciliation, whether or not the accounts were paid.
Any revision to the Council’s terms of reference is the responsibility of the National Assembly since it requires an amendment to the Professional Code.
The Council for the arbitration of accounts is a statutory standing committee established under Section 88 of the Professional Code. The Regulation respecting the conciliation and arbitration procedure for the accounts of members of the Ordre des comptables professionnels agréés du Québec sets out the Council’s responsibilities, which are to:
- hear the parties;
- receive the evidence;
- render a decision regarding the professional's fees;
- act as an arbitrator if the parties agree.