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Certificate Level Fundamentals of Tax Moderator

United Kingdom (GB)
Fees are fixed and paid quarterly
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Education and training
Salary band
Not applicable
Contract type
Part Time
Where will they be working
Not applicable

Job Details

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 a professional from a business or academic background to join our Certificate Level Fundamentals of tax team as a Moderator, within the ACA qualification.

Job description

Main responsibility of the Moderator is to act as the quality controller for the Fundamentals of Tax 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

Person specification

ICAEW Moderator 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 will 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 post will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • membership of a recognised professional body
  • specialism in Tax together with a firm grounding in the fundamentals of professional accountancy, particularly in relation to the ACA qualification
  • team player
  • willingness to work collaboratively with senior moderators 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
  • knowledge and experience of developing syllabus
  • experience of writing objective testing questions

Please note that examiners are not permitted to teach ICAEW students at the relevant level, if appointed.


Fees are fixed and paid quarterly. A daily rate for any additional work will be paid on a time spent basis.

How to proceed

Please send your CV and a statement detailing:

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

To by 30th April 2024

Interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams around the beginning of June 2024


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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