Member - ICAEW Ethics Advisory Committee

Job Title: Member - ICAEW Ethics Advisory Committee
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Unremunerated. Expenses reimbursed.
Reference: IEAC 2020
Contact Name: Nicky Swaisland
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2020 17:42

Job Description

The ICAEW Ethics Advisory Committee is looking to appoint upto three new members to the committee for a first term of two years, starting 2 June 2020. 

The ICAEW Ethics Advisory Committee (IEAC) is the principal committee of Council responsible for the ethics activities of the Technical Advisory Services (TAS) and the Support Members Scheme (SMS). The committee in turn reports to the ICAEW Members and Commercial Board (IMCB).

The work of the IEAC involves supporting TAS by providing quality control reviews of advice given and the service provided. The committee also advises on complicated or precedent-setting cases and contributes to the development of new guidance and other policy issues by making recommendations, providing feedback to relevant committees and participating in consultation exercises.

The committee aims to have a diverse membership so as to reflect the diversity of ICAEW's membership and the industries within which our members work. In 2020, the committee is specifically looking for up to three new members offering the following specialisms  

  • An ICAEW member working in the public sector 
  • A tax specialist 
  • A recently qualified member working in a small practice

Applications are invited from members who believe they are able to contribute to the committe's work. The role provides an opportunity to gain an insight into the ethics advisory function, an opportunity to support members with ethical issues and a chance to influence the development of guidance and support materials. 

The committee meets four times a year (March, June, September and December), for a half day meeting from 10:30 which usually lasts around 3 hours.The role is unremunerated, but expenses are reimbursed in line with ICAEW policy. 

Meetings are usually held at the beautiful Grade II historic building of Chartered Accountants' Hall at at One Moorgate Place, although on ocassion they may be held in Milton Keynes. Members may attend the meeting by video conference. 

Successful candidates will join the committee for a first term of two years from 2 June 2020.