Vacancies at ICAS

Living wage employerICAS is a professional body for more than 20,000 world class business men and women who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. Our members have all achieved the internationally recognised and respected CA qualification (Chartered Accountant). We are an educator, examiner, regulator, and thought leader.

To lead the global accountancy and finance profession, we look to employ unique and talented people. We're committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting our staff and have a range of benefits for those who work for us.

Listed below are current vacancies at ICAS:

Lecturer

Vacancy for Lecturer, CA Education - Closing 16 December 2016

Do you have an interest in Education? If so, have you considered becoming a tutor?

The CA Education Department at ICAS trains and examines all CA students in classes around the UK.  Our tutors create material, lead classes and prepare these students for their ICAS examinations.

We are seeking an enthusiastic qualified accountant with an interest in accounting education, based in Edinburgh to join the Education team.  We are looking for an individual with strong technical skills, interested in helping with the continued development of the CA qualification.  The successful applicant will teach CA students, members and others in the following areas: accounting, audit, tax, finance.  A practical background in these areas would be desirable.

The role will include teaching, technical writing to update ICAS teaching material, technical review of material, creation of online material and project work linked to education strategy. You will also have client facing responsibilities.

Training will be provided for delivering lectures to students, but public speaking/teaching experience would be an advantage. You must be willing to travel in order to commence work at 9.00am at venues around Scotland and further afield. The role includes some overnight travel.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV together with a covering letter to the HR team (hr@icas.com) outlining why you believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for the role.  

Closing date for applications is 16 December 2016

No Recruitment Agencies please

Assistant Director – Technical Policy

Location

Edinburgh – Fixed-term Part-time Contract (9-10 months)

Overview

ICAS has an opportunity for an Assistant Director to join the Technical team on a fixed-term contract 3 days a week.  The purpose of the role is to lead ICAS policy and technical work in relation to corporate and financial reporting, to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Technical Policy Division.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To manage and oversee the operation of the Accounting Standards and Corporate Reporting Committees.
  • To provide guidance and support to the wider ICAS membership on corporate and financial reporting matters via ICAS.com, CA Magazine, technical query service and events.
  • To manage relevant proactive initiatives via the technical committees or ad hoc working groups.
  • To provide guidance to and liaise with other divisions of ICAS on relevant matters on an ad hoc basis e.g. education, regulation, finance.
  • To represent ICAS to external bodies and in meetings on corporate and financial reporting.
  • To liaise with other bodies such as FRC, IASB, FEE and the other UK accounting bodies.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant
  • Good understanding of corporate and financial reporting issues, including IFRS and UK GAAP.
  • Understanding of wider technical issues e.g. audit, company law, corporate governance and charities.
  • Experience in managing and motivating member volunteers.
  • Experience in operating in a dynamic team environment.
  • Experience in dealing with complex projects and ensuring delivery of results.

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to hr@icas.com together with details of your current salary and a covering letter outlining why you believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for the role.  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 11 January at 5pm.

Learning Technologist Designer

Location

Edinburgh – Fixed-term contract (18 months)

Overview

ICAS has an opportunity for a Learning Technologist Designer to join our Education division on a fixed-term contract.  The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the delivery of approximately 500 online resources.  Working with subject matter experts, they will create new interactive learning resources and update and improve existing resources.    

Principal Accountabilities for the role are as follows:

  • Work with content writers and current learning technologists to develop consistent online material, primarily using “Articulate Storyline” software, based on PowerPoint.  This will include audio resources which require editing.
  • Follow style and tone for content, and suggest improvements where relevant.
  • Follow processes to ensure full technical and quality review of material before it goes live, and suggest improvements where relevant.
  • Work with team to agree appropriate deadlines for work and meet these.
  • Develop a knowledge of the three levels of study at ICAS.
  • Develop a working knowledge of CABLE (ICAS learning website), suggest improvements for future and log any issues to be passed to site developers.
  • Manage the upload of materials to CABLE, and manage the update of text on the site.
  • Maintain trackers of all learning resources and their current status.
  • Act as one of the key contacts for student questions arising from the learning website.
  • Contribute to the development of improved online material and delivery of online resources in other areas of the Department as required by Director, Development.  

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate for this role would have E-learning instructional design experience in an adult learning environment, along with experience of working with subject matter experts.  Experience of Articulate Storyline and Audacity (or similar) is essential, and experience of working with a learning management system (LMS) eg Moodle or Blackboard, as well as visual design experience would be desirable.  

The ideal candidate would possess strong verbal and communication skills and have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work to deadlines.  

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV to hr@icas.com together with a covering letter outlining why you believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for the role.  

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 11 January at 5pm.

TPE Exam panel Member

Overview

The CA Education division is looking to appoint a Member to the TPE Exam Panel.

ICAS has been educating and training Chartered Accountants (CA) for over 160 years and there are currently over 3,000 CA students across the UK studying towards the CA qualification.  The CA qualification is recognised under the UK Companies Act 2006 and ICAS is a Recognised Qualifying Body.  In 2014, ICAS was approved as a Credit Rating Body by the Scottish Credit & Qualification Framework (SCQF) Partnership and the CA qualification is recognised at SCQF Level 11 (Masters Level).

The maintenance of integrity, standing and professional standards in all aspects of the CA qualification is vital to ICAS. The role of the TPE Panel in the setting of final examination within the CA qualification, the Test of Professional Expertise (TPE), plays an intrinsic part in maintaining those values and standards. Through the consistency and rigour of the examination process, the TPE Exam Panel helps ensure that the reputation of the CA Qualification is upheld both within the UK and globally.

Terms of Reference

    The terms of reference for a TPE Panel Member are as follows:

  • To act as a full member  and attend all meetings of the TPE Exam Panel;
  • To act as a lead case study question writer ;
  • To review and edit draft case study questions written by other lead writers;
  • To test by attempting draft case study questions written by other lead writers;
  • To attend Paper Review meetings;
  • To attend TPE marking schools and contribute to marker briefings.

Skills and Experience

Applicants will be qualified accountants with at least five years’ post qualifying experience.  Strong written skills are essential together with the ability to work within a team.  Delivering to agreed deadlines is also essential.  

The successful applicant is likely to have an established interest in education and is likely to have marked professional examinations.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The time commitment will average approximately 15 business days per year, and range between 10 and 20 days as a consequence of the paper creation cycle.

The appointment will be effective from 1 March 2017 and will run for an initial period of three years.

The TPE Panel Member will receive a fee of £7,847 pa plus travel expenses in accordance with the ICAS expenses policy.

Interested applicants should submit a CV detailing their relevant experience to
Hayley Reid, TPE Examinations Manager (hreid@icas.org.uk) by 27 January 2017.

Test of Professional Skills (TPS) Assurance and Business Systems Moderator

Overview

ICAS has been educating and training Chartered Accountants (CA) for over 160 years and there are currently over 3,000 CA students across the UK studying towards the CA qualification.  The CA qualification is recognised under the UK Companies Act 2006 and ICAS is a Recognised Qualifying Body.  In 2014, ICAS was approved as a Credit Rating Body by the Scottish Credit & Qualification Framework (SCQF) Partnership and the CA qualification is recognised at SCQF Level 11 (Masters Level).

The maintenance of integrity, standing and professional standards in all aspects of the CA qualification is vital to ICAS.   The role of the TPS Exam Panel, in setting the exams in the four TPS subjects and ratifying the marks, plays an intrinsic part in maintaining those values and standards. Through the consistency and rigour of the examination process, the TPS Exam Panel helps ensure that the reputation of the CA Qualification is upheld both within the UK and globally.

The four subjects at the TPS level are: Advanced Finance; Assurance & Business Systems; Financial Reporting; and Taxation. The TPS exams test technical knowledge and the ability to apply and communicate this to a client in a given scenario. The CA Education division is looking to appoint an Assurance & Business Systems Moderator to the TPS Exam Panel.

Terms of Reference

    The terms of reference for a TPS Moderator are as follows:

  • Preparation for, and attendance and participation in TPS Exam Panel meetings for mark ratification and paper review for all TPS subjects;
  • Ensuring that the Assurance and Business Systems exam papers are prepared in accordance with ICAS requirements;
  • Attendance and participation in TPS Marking School to ensure that the marking processes and marks awarded are in accordance with ICAS requirements.

Skills and Experience

Ideally, applicants will be qualified accountants with at least five years’ post qualifying experience and an excellent knowledge of Auditing and Assurance. The successful applicant is likely to have an established interest in education and is likely to have marked professional examinations.

Time Commitment and Remuneration

The time commitment will average approximately 20 business days per year and the appointment will run for an initial period of three years.

The TPS Moderator will receive a fee of £8,010 pa plus travel expenses in accordance with the ICAS expenses policy.

Interested applicants should submit a CV detailing their relevant experience to
Hayley Reid, ICAS Examinations Manager (hreid@icas.com) by 27 January 2017.

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