The ICAS Research Panel is seeking new members
Are you interested in assisting ICAS and joining the Research Panel? Becoming a member is an opportunity to be involved in leading-edge developments, influence national and international decision-makers, and network with influential people.
The remit of the Panel is to encourage high-quality, timely, distinctive research, academic or otherwise, which is aimed at contributing to the development of the accountancy profession.
A major benefit of membership is being involved in leading-edge developments, influencing decision-makers at a national and international level, and networking with other members of the profession and with influential people outside the profession.
The position of Panel member would suit someone in business, practice or from the academic community with a keen interest in developing the profession. People who contribute to the Panel find the intellectual challenge enjoyable and it enables them to give something back to their profession and to serve the public interest.
About the ICAS Research Panel
The Panel is made up of a mix of members from different backgrounds and roles – currently academics, practitioners in accounting firms and members in business. We are therefore keen to maintain a diversity of perspectives on the Panel, and in particular to have members from academia, from the investor community, from large and small firms, from preparers (large and listed companies as well as small companies), and from a regulatory/standard-setting background. Previous knowledge of research is not required.
The envisaged time commitment is approximately 30 hours per annum, including attendance at, and preparation time for, Research Panel meetings. Research Panel meetings are generally held quarterly, primarily virtually, but one meeting per year may be held at CA House in Edinburgh.
The role involves:
- Participating in the identification and prioritisation of topics for projects where ICAS could be influential, and considering how best research can contribute towards achieving ICAS policy objectives.
- Strengthening the research pipeline by supporting the development of initiatives to encourage high-quality research, and by fostering and supporting the development and/or review of research proposals.
- Supporting the oversight and review of research projects to ensure quality outputs are delivered in a timely manner.
- Assisting with the dissemination of ICAS research to ensure the research reaches policy makers and others with an interest in the specific topic.
- Participate in the development of dissemination and influencing materials, including but not limited to articles, events and webinars.
Panel members are not remunerated but all reasonably incurred travel and accommodation expenses in relation to the role will be met.
How to apply
In the first instance, a short CV and letter of interest should be submitted for the attention of Marie Gardner, ICAS Head of Research, Policy Leadership, via email firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Please note that the closing date for applications is Monday 20 June 2022 at 5pm.
If you would like to discuss joining the panel before submitting an application, please email Marie at the above address.