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Professional Level Reporting, Data and Assurance Moderator

London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
5 Apr 2024

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ICAEW’s ACA is regarded as the qualification for business leaders and attracts talented students from a variety of backgrounds worldwide. We are currently looking for professionals from a business or academic background to join our Professional Level Reporting, Data and Assurance team within the ACA qualification as a Moderator.


•    Main responsibility of the Moderator is to act as the quality controller for the Reporting, Data and Assurance Moderator exam to ensure that the exams are consistent with the syllabus and across exam sittings. This will normally involve:
•    meeting with the Examiner(s) at least once during the setting process of each exam 
•    working the exam and ensure that the questions, suggested answers and mark plan are complete and appropriate
•    supporting the examiner in leading the marking sessions; lead the marking session throughout; undertake marking of scripts as appropriate, including in sessions run by other exam team members. 
•    arranging for a Technical Moderator to work the final draft of the exam
•    close involvement in the quality control of the marking process and script reviews
•    ensure that ethical issues are covered in relevant modules or exams
•    attendance at ICAEW Tutor conference

ICAEW Examiners are experts in their subject area, drawing from commercial and/or academic experience and applying this within an assessment framework. You may be changing career path, looking for additional work to expand your portfolio, or already be working as a freelancer in the professional qualifications space. You’ll likely have recent experience of teaching, setting or marking professional accountancy examinations, usually in the subject area for which you are applying. ICAEW membership is desirable, and membership of at least one relevant professional body is essential.
Applicants for the posts will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
•    membership of a recognised professional body 
•    specialism in Financial Reporting, Financial Accounting, Audit & Assurance and the use of data analytics audit software
•    together with a good overall knowledge of the whole field of accountancy 
•    knowledge and experience of developing syllabus 
•    team player 
•    willingness to work with a senior moderator and with ICAEW staff 
•    flexibility and responsiveness to identified needs 
•    attention to detail 
•    ability to work to strict deadlines 
•    respect for the confidential nature of ICAEW’s examination process 
•    interest in developing modes of assessment 
•    availability in the period of time specified 

Please note that examiners are not permitted to teach ICAEW students, if appointed.
Fees are fixed and paid per examination session. The work may include approximately ten contact days per session as well as the time required for setting questions and papers, mark schemes, marking and report writing.

Please email by Friday 5th April with your CV and a statement detailing:

•    how you meet the person specification 
•    why you would be interested in becoming an ICAEW examiner. 

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams on or around 6th June  


There are more than 1.8m chartered accountants and students around the world and 189,500 of them are members and students of ICAEW. They are talented, ethical and committed professionals, which is why all of the top 100 Global Brands employ chartered accountants.*

ICAEW promotes inclusivity, diversity and fairness. We attract talented individuals into the profession and give them the skills and values they need to build resilient businesses, economies and societies, while ensuring our planet's resources are managed sustainably.

Founded in 1880, we have a long history of serving the public interest and we continue to work with governments, regulators and business leaders around the world. And, as an improvement regulator, we supervise and monitor over 12,000 firms, holding them, and all ICAEW members and students, to the highest standards of professional competency and conduct.

ICAEW is proud to be part of Chartered Accountants Worldwide, a global network of 750,000 members across 190 countries, which promotes the expertise and skills of chartered accountants on a global basis.

We believe that chartered accountancy can be a force for positive change. By sharing our insight, expertise and understanding we can help to create strong economies and a sustainable future for all.

*CAW, 2020 - Interbrand, Best Global Brands 2019

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