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Published: 02 Aug 2016 Updated: 04 Mar 2024 Update History

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  • Examiner and marking opportunities
  • Committee vacancies

    We currently have vacancies on the Chartered Accountants Compensation Scheme Committee.  

    ICAEW, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI) operate a compensation scheme for members of the public who have incurred a financial loss as a result of investment advice given by a firm of chartered accountants which, at the time the advice was given, was authorised or licensed to give such advice by one of the three institutes.

    The Chartered Accountants Compensation Scheme Committee administers and manages the scheme. It also considers claims arising from investment business conducted by authorised/licensed firm under the investment business rulebooks.  

    The committee is recruiting for the following roles:

  • ICAEW Board vacancies

    ICAEW has recently undertaken a review of its governance and is in the process of defining and implementing actions to ensure best practice for a member-based organisation with a public interest responsibility.

    Following the recent appointment of the first Board Chair, we are seeking up to six new Board members, including:

    • Chair of the Risk Committee,
    • Chair of the Audit Committee, and
    • Chair of the Investment Committee.

    The successful candidates will be experienced leaders and have excellent strategic and communication skills.

    They will be accustomed to situations of complex governance and possess the analytical capability to navigate complex issues, bringing together a broad range of stakeholders.

    They will balance a natural low-ego approach with resilience in driving collaboration and moving the Board agenda forward decisively.

    The ICAEW’s values of initiative, insight and integrity will be integral in these appointments, as will our commitment to diversity. All candidates must be chartered accountants.

    ICAEW has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on these appointments. For further information about the positions and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit: rraresponses.com.

    Closing date for applications: 23:59 on Friday 16 February 2024.

How do I apply?

To apply for our vacancies, please visit the jobs portal and follow the application form process to completion. You will be able to log in and update your details plus save your application as you progress. The portal is also used to book interview slots if shortlisted and invited.

For Professional Standards Committee vacancies, please apply using the appropriate application form.

Why should I join ICAEW?

Across the world we’re changing the way business is done, by challenging organisations and individuals to think and act with clarity, rigour and integrity. This position brings both opportunities and responsibilities for the people that work at ICAEW.

We employ over 800 staff, working across the world. Because of the number of roles we offer, and the fact that we encourage people to move across departments, there’s huge potential to grow and develop.

We care about our people, and take our responsibilities towards them very seriously. As well as fair terms and conditions, we also offer impressive benefits, through our online flexible benefits system, MyBenefits. For further information, please visit ICAEW benefits.


ICAEW is committed to the health and wellbeing of our employees in the workplace which includes their physical and mental health, social wellbeing and productivity. We have in place a Wellbeing Policy and mental health first aiders. Under health and safety legislation, ICAEW’s statutory obligations are to manage risks to the health and safety of our employees. In addition to reducing safety risks, this means operating in a way that minimises harm to our employees’ mental health. Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association (CABA) supports our members, employees and their immediate family with counselling, financial advice and legal advice.

We hold wellbeing workshops on subjects such as relaxation techniques, healthy eating, sleeping well, mindfulness and resilience. We also offer educational webinars and provide weekly fruit bowls and desk massages in our offices (in line with Covid-19 restrictions).

Diversity and inclusion

ICAEW is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion. Our 10 Year Strategy clearly sets out the Institute’s commitment to strengthening the profession by attracting talent and building diversity. This central theme not only underpins our 10 Year Strategy, but is also interweaved throughout our services and is embedded in our workforce culture, at all levels. Our values Initiative, Insight and Integrity will create a sense of belonging, where our people feel supported and valued for their contribution and feel able to bring their full authentic self to work. By valuing difference between our people, we create greater opportunity, we attract the best talent and we drive greater, more innovative, and complete results for our business, students and our members.

ICAEW has various Diversity networks which we encourage you to get involved in, whatever your experience. 

  • Diversity & Inclusion network ‘Embrace’
  • LGBT+ network – ‘Together’
  • REACH – Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage network
  • MenoPAUSE

Career development

The retention of our talented staff, succession planning and the increase of our leadership capability are all vital to the delivery of ICAEW’s strategy. Our Aspire programme provides a unique opportunity for selected heads and managers to enhance their strategic awareness of ICAEW, extend their leadership and interpersonal skills, raise their profile and build a collaborative network across ICAEW.

ICAEW’s Harness Your Strengths programme is aimed at team leaders, supervisors, senior executives and executives who are recognised as having the potential to develop further. The programme’s aim is to enable participants to identify their strengths, discover how to deploy these and to maximise their engagement, performance and contribution at work. ICAEW is fully committed to providing high quality training for all employees and encourages training and also networking opportunities. Many in-house training workshops are run throughout the year that are both interactive and participative. We also sponsor staff to study for ICAEW’s CFAB qualification and other external qualifications relevant to their specific roles. More information regarding training is available on the intranet and the iTrent ESS system.

To compliment formal training, exposure and invaluable experience gained by our commitment to career development, ICAEW has a mentoring and coaching programme. A range of mentoring options are available and cover career progression, management, and new job transition as well as mentoring for leadership skills.

Corporate responsibility


ICAEW recognises the impact it makes on society and the economy and seeks to further all opportunities to drive change and make a positive difference in the communities where it operates. As such we have an integrated sustainability policy to ensure it’s embedded in everything we do.

As a professional membership organisation ICAEW represents a common voice for its members and the profession. We believe that the successful business of the future will be a sustainable business. As a profession we should support economic development and prosperity that acts in socially just societies within our environmental limits. This is represented by the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. As an organisation our vision is to have a net positive impact on the economy, society and environment.

ICAEW has a Climate Club which is an informal, regular conversation for interested colleagues to share their work, challenges and any opportunities on the theme of climate change.

Charitable activity and volunteering

ICAEW encourages staff fundraising activities and a staff charity is nominated every two years for the London office and every year for Milton Keynes office. In support of Sustainability, ICAEW encourages employees to take one day’s paid annual leave to work on a sustainability project of their choice. 

Job applicant privacy

As part of any recruitment process, ICAEW collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations.

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