Become an ICAEW Senior Examiner for Advanced Level: Corporate Reporting

Job Title: Become an ICAEW Senior Examiner for Advanced Level: Corporate Reporting
Contract Type: Contract
Location: City of London
Salary: Fees are fixed and paid per examination session
Job Published: August 29, 2019 12:27

Job Description

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 Advanced Level team within the ACA qualification.

The Senior Examiner is responsible for the production of ACA Advanced Level exams and mark schemes according to the syllabus specification and for the marking of these exams, and therefore to assure the quality of the setting and marking processes. The Senior Examiner for Corporate reporting is the overall owner of the development and quality assurance of the exam, accountable to the Senior Moderator and exam boards, and required to work closely with the Examiner(s) and the Senior Moderators at all stages.

It should be noted that at Advanced Level, the Senior Examiner takes on many of the responsibilities of both the Moderator and Examiner at Professional Level, and therefore the Senior Examiner for Corporate Reporting is also closely involved in the development and quality assurance of the Strategic Business Management exam, with the two developed in parallel alignment. The Senior Examiner will also be involved (through the relevant exam boards) in the review and development of the Case Study exam. The Senior Examiners at Advanced Level are therefore expected to work closely together and to liaise on the production and content of all exams, but will not necessarily write all the exam questions themselves.

Senior Examiner Role Description:

The Senior Examiner is required to:

  1. Manage a team of subject matter experts to produce a balanced and integrated exam that aligns to the syllabus;
  2. Check the accuracy, content and consistency at each stage of preparation, of proofs and the final version of the relevant exam and any ancillary material;
  3. Attend the Advanced Exam Meetings and Adoption Boards to review and sign off exams.
  4. Arrange for the technical moderator to work the final draft;
  5. Take responsibility for marking arrangements;
  6. Review regularly the relevant sections of the published syllabus and Learning Materials, informing Assessment staff of any changes in standards or in other areas.
  7. Meet representatives of the tutorial organisations to discuss the aims and objectives of exams in relation to the current interpretation of the syllabus, including attendance at the annual tutors conference; and
  8. Cooperate with the ICAEW selected publishing partner for the Core Learning Materials (on request) to provide briefing notes on changes to learning outcomes and assessment criteria to authors and review those changes.

Person Specification

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.

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 three to four contact days per session as well as the time required for setting questions and papers, mark schemes, marking and report writing.

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.

The recruitment process will be held in stages please see below:

1st stage. Review of CV by 26 September 2019. If successful the candidate will be asked to submit question(s) and a marking key by 3 October 2019.

2nd stage. Candidate’s questions and marking key will be reviewed by independent reviewers by 17 October 2019.

3rd stage. If successful at this stage, candidates will be selected for an interview by the week beginning 21 October 2019.

Interviews will be held in either Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate, London EC2R 6EA or at Metropolitan House, 321 Avebury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 on or around 23 October 2019.