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Register of Interest for Reputation and Influence

Published: 01 Jun 2021 Update History

We are creating a ‘register of interests’ of individuals with required skills who are interested in supporting future technical projects.

Background

We are seeking to build a register that we maintain and can consult where we have ebb and flow in our work in particular disciplines. We are not looking for contractual commitment at this stage - the work will be paid – importantly, as is the case with our work, it will also be on an anonymous basis when published.

We are looking to initially create a register for the following disciplines:

  • Audit and Assurance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Taxation

While we are not in a position yet to outline specific projects, or contract with individuals, any future work would be paid.

Skills required

Audit and Assurance

  • They need good and up-to date understanding of developments affecting audit and assurance and the ability to think strategically and focus resource to best effect. As well as being a qualified chartered accountant they should have undertaken roles with an emphasis on technical work.
  • They need excellent interpersonal skills in order to work well with industry leaders. High quality oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.
  • Strong management skills are also needed, including the ability (i) to allocate and monitor work and priorities, (ii) to engender a good working relationship among colleagues across ICAEW and (iii) to ensure activities and policy are consistent with, and supportive of, ICAEW strategy.

Corporate Governance

  • Successful candidates are likely to have a legal or accountancy qualification, and have experience of working for regulators or other professional bodies. Their career and/or academic interests will demonstrate a holistic appreciation of the socio-economic importance of trust in business, eg, the growing importance of ESG and stakeholder representation.
  • Experience or awareness of the relative advantages and disadvantages of statutory versus voluntary initiatives in corporate governance.
  • A broad understanding of the interaction between different parts of the corporate governance landscape, ie, the respective roles of executive and non-executive directors, audit committees, auditors, remuneration committees, investors and the various stakeholder groups.
  • Excellent drafting skills are a must, eg, can simplify technical information.
  • Likes detailed work, so keen to ‘deep dive’ in specific areas.
  • Willing to develop and express arguments orally and writing, including arguments which may not necessarily align with personal views.
  • Reliable and meets deadlines, ie, works well under pressure.
  • Imaginative and determined.
  • Works well with colleagues, but can also work independently when required.
  • Confident and enthusiastic about presenting to varied internal and external audiences.
  • Interested in international perspectives on corporate governance.

Financial Reporting 

  • The post holder will be an ICAEW Chartered Accountant
  • They need good and up-to date understanding of developments affecting corporate reporting and the ability to think strategically and focus resource to best effect. As well as being a qualified chartered accountant they should have undertaken roles with an emphasis on technical work.
  • They need excellent interpersonal skills in order to work well with industry leaders. High quality oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.
  • Strong management skills are also needed, including the ability (i) to allocate and monitor work and priorities, (ii) to engender a good working relationship among colleagues across ICAEW and (iii) to ensure activities and policy are consistent with, and supportive of, ICAEW strategy.

Tax

  • Should be a tax specialist, ideally an ICAEW Chartered Accountant and/or with a relevant tax qualification.
  • Be able to work as part of the Tax Faculty team and to help us fulfil our responsibility as the voice of tax for ICAEW with the overriding requirement to represent the public interest. 
  • Have good and up-to date understanding of the tax system generally and display a good technical knowledge of relevant areas of the tax system in which their support is required. In addition to have a relevant tax qualification they should have undertaken roles with an emphasis on a detailed knowledge and understanding of the tax legislation and practice.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in order to work well with the Tax Faculty team, tax policymakers, HMRC and the wider ICAEW membership. High quality oral and written communication and presentation skills are essential.
  • Have strong management skills including the ability (i) to manage any relevant ICAEW committees/working groups etc and ensure that all outputs are in accordance with an agreed set of priorities, (ii) to engender a good working relationship among colleagues across ICAEW and (iii) to ensure activities and policy are consistent with, and supportive of, ICAEW strategy and uphold ICAEW’s reputation and influence and high standards expected from chartered accountants. 

Process - next steps

Please complete the application form and send together with your CV to emma.gilfillian@icaew.com 

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We will use your personal data for creating and maintaining a skills register for freelancers. The skills register will be for internal use only and ICAEW will not use or share personal data provided with third parties for marketing purposes.

Please note, if you match the skill set required on an upcoming project you may be contacted by the relevant ICAEW department.

We will contact you annually via email (provided by you on the application form) to check you wish to remain on the skills register and if any of your details need to be amended. If we do not receive a response within 28 days, your details will be deleted. Should you wish to remove or update your details at any point, please contact emma.gilfillian@icaew.com and your details will be removed/updated accordingly.

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