The ICAS Corporate and Financial Reporting Panel
The Panel represents ICAS in relation to financial reporting and broader corporate reporting. In particular, it:
- offers views and guidance to the FRC, IASB and other bodies on accounting practices affecting or likely to affect ICAS and its members;
- reviews and responds to discussion papers and exposure drafts issued by the FRC and IASB;
- undertakes proactive initiatives to contribute to the debate on how reporting could improve into the future, to better meet the needs of users;
- liaises with the ICAS Research Panel in relation to the commissioning of research on financial and corporate reporting matters.
We seek to maintain a diversity of perspectives on the Panel, and in particular to have members from large and small firms (from technical, business advisory and audit backgrounds), from preparers (large and listed companies as well as small companies), from users (including investment owners/managers and HMRC), from a corporate reporting design background, from a regulatory/standard setting background, and from academia.
Membership (as at September 2023)
Corporate & Financial Reporting Panel Members
Nasir is a Fellow member of ICAEW with experience of working with Big4 firms as Senior Partner over last fifteen years in UK, Africa and Central Asia. The main sectors he has worked in include Banking industry, Oil and Gas and Mining. His work in not for profit sector include substantial work with financial reporting in Sustainability, climate impacts and carbon credits reporting with listed and private companies. He is also a trustee and an active member of Boards.
Andrew is Global Head of IFRS at BDO, with responsibility for the provision of IFRS technical accounting advice, reference material and training to the BDO international network of member firms. Andrew qualified as a CA in 1991 and represents ICAS on the Accountancy Europe Corporate Reporting Policy Group. He is also a member of the UK Government Financial Reporting Advisory Board and a former member of the IFRS Interpretations Committee, the IASB/FASB Transition Resource Group for revenue recognition, and the IFRS Advisory Council.
Colin is a Technical Director at RSM based in Edinburgh, with responsibility for technical policy and risk management across RSM’s Accounting and Business Advisory faculty which comprises over 400 accounting professionals in more than 25 offices in the UK. Through his current role Colin has led the design and implementation of web-based working papers files and an online cross faculty deliverables portal for statutory reporting as he strives for continuous improvement in quality, consistency and efficiency across the ABA faculty and wider firm. Colin qualified as a CA in 2005.
Bio to follow.
Rosalind is a Project Director for Accounting and Reporting Policy at the Financial Reporting Council. Her expertise includes development of accounting standards, research, non-financial reporting and disclosure, UK company law and the implementation of EU Directives. She qualified as a CA in 2010.
Claire has over 14 years' experience in corporate communications, reporting and stakeholder engagement across a range of sectors. She provides strategic advice on current and emerging disclosure requirements, trends and developments; the impact of changing stakeholder and societal expectations on corporate and sustainability communications; and helps companies develop an integrated and strategic approach to stakeholder disclosure and engagement. Claire works with a broad range of clients and a number of FTSE100 companies including Lloyds Banking Group and SSE.
Chris is group finance manager at Cairn Energy PLC, with responsibility for the Group’s Statutory reporting requirements, preparing Financial Statements, maintaining the Group’s accounting policies and producing monthly management reporting, managing multiple currencies. Through his role, Chris has participated in several FRC Financial Reporting Lab projects. Chris joined ICAS in 1996.
Mark leads PwC’s Corporate Reporting and Governance team in the UK. He has around twenty years of experience in advising many leading organisations on current and best practices in reporting, the effectiveness of their corporate reporting and the implementation of new reporting strategies in order to meet the needs of the capital markets and the increasing regulation around corporate reporting.
Craig is a Large Business Accountant with HMRC, advising tax colleagues on accountancy matters in the largest businesses in the UK, with particular focus on groups in the banking and insurance sector. He has previous experience working as an audit senior manager in a Big 4 firm. Craig qualified as a CA in 1995.
Claire is an Associate Director in Grant Thornton (NI) LLP, and is the UK Financial Reporting and Accounting Technical subject matter expert for the wider Grant Thornton Ireland firm. Through this role, Claire provides training to audit and assurance, taxation and corporate compliance teams across the firm in a range of matters relating to UK financial and corporate reporting, as well as developing specialist resources and carrying out technical reviews of financial statements and audit reports. She has a particular interest in UK company law and in financial reporting for not-for-profit entities.
She qualified as a CA in 2013.
Ioannis (Yannis) Tsalavoutas
Ioannis Tsalavoutas is Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Glasgow. He is also Chairman of the European Financial Reporting Network (EUFIN). His research interests cover financial accounting and reporting. In particular, he investigates companies' reporting practices under International Financial Reporting Standards across different jurisdictions, along with any economic consequences that may arise from divergence in practice. He has published papers in leading journals and has given oral evidence inter alia to members of the International Accounting Standards Board.
Bio to follow.