Opportunities for members on the ICAS Ethics Board
ICAS is seeking to appoint members to join its Ethics Board. These positions will take effect on 1 February 2020.
The Ethics Board reports to ICAS Council. Board members are not remunerated but all reasonably incurred travel and accommodation expenses in relation to the role will be met. The initial term of the role is three years with the possibility of a second term of three years.
In 2015, ICAS launched its business ethics initiative: The Power of One. The Power of One calls on all CAs to place ethical leadership at the heart of their professional responsibilities, to shape the culture and values of their organisations, to help re-establish ethics at the core of business practices and to rebuild public trust in business. The Ethics Board’s mission is to provide knowledge, guidance and assistance to ICAS members in order that they may meet the ethical responsibilities of their profession.
The positions of Board member would suit someone with a keen interest in ethics and who is an advocate of the important role that ethics plays in the accountancy profession and in wider business and society.
Whilst your involvement would be of assistance to us, being a member of the Ethics Board also provides a benefit to you personally and to your organisation. You will be involved in discussions on potential future policy developments on ethics and their impact and implications, as well as networking with other members of the profession and with influential people outside the profession. People who contribute to the Board find the intellectual challenge enjoyable and it enables them to give something back to their profession and to serve the public interest.
The Board is made up of a mix of members from different backgrounds and roles. We are therefore keen to maintain a diversity of perspectives on the Board, and in particular to have members from the investor community; from large and small firms, from preparers (large and listed companies as well as small companies), from a regulatory/standard setting background, and from academia.
The envisaged time commitment is approximately 30 hours per annum, including attendance at, and preparation time for, Ethics Board meetings. Ethics Board meetings are generally held quarterly at CA House, Edinburgh, but one meeting per year may be held elsewhere. Some other travel may be involved.
The role involves:
- being part of the ICAS strategy on ethics and ethical behaviour and participating in the implementation of the Ethics Board's Strategy and Work Plan;
- proving insights on current developments in business and practice of an ethical nature;
- participating in proactive initiatives to promote the ethics agenda and The ICAS Power of One initiative; and
- speaking and sharing experiences to members and non-members at ethics events and to CA students during their training.
Anyone requiring further information should contact James Barbour, ICAS Director, Policy Leadership via email or 0131 347 0234.
All applications with an accompanying CV and letter of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Closing date is noon on 20 December 2019.