The FRC Tribunal Panel hears public interest disciplinary matters involving UK actuaries, accountants and audit firms which have been brought by the FRC under its disciplinary schemes or procedures.
The independent Appointment Committee responsible for the composition of Tribunal Panels is now looking to appoint five new members to serve as Legal Chairs for these Tribunals.
The Committee invites applications from individuals who are:
a) A lawyer (current or former member of the judiciary, a barrister, an advocate or a solicitor), with a preference for, but not limited to, those with a chancery or commercial law background and an understanding of financial statements and actuarial work.
b) Experienced in reading, analysing and distilling substantial volumes of documentation, both in paper and electronic format.
c) Confident in directing and leading multiple-week hearings efficiently.
d) Experienced in writing up final decisions on complex matters in a timely, succinct and logical manner, providing clear evidential reasons for the Tribunal’s conclusions.
e) Competent in facilitating constructive discussions and building consensus within a multi-disciplinary Panel.
In addition, candidates should:
a) Have a strong interest in ensuring fairness and justice and reaching evidence-based, proportionate decisions which serve and promote the public interest
b) Be looking to utilise their skills and experience in a unique and challenging role
c) Want to help secure and maintain public confidence in the high standards and integrity of the accounting and audit professions in the UK.
d) Be open-minded and willing to act as a member of a team of highly competent professionals
e) Have not been an employee of an audit firm, an accountancy professional body or the FRC within the last three years (please see the full eligibility criteria in the job information pack)
Closing date for qualified legal chairs is 6 June 2022.
Interviews will be on Monday 4th and Friday 8th July.