Become an ICAEW Professional Level Examiner

Job Title: Become an ICAEW Professional Level Examiner
Location: London
Job Published: November 23, 2018 11:24

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 Tax Compliance team within the ACA qualification.

Job description

Examiners work according to guidelines set by ICAEW. Main responsibilities are to:

  • work with other exam team members on the setting of exam papers and mark schemes according to fixed timetables
  • attend specific meetings, including exam review boards, liaison meetings with tutors and firms, and training and development activities
  • manage the marking of examination papers
  • prepare commentaries and mark schemes for publication
  • recruit and select markers
  • review ICAEW learning materials.

Person specification

Applicants for the posts will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • membership of a recognised professional body
  • specialism in Tax together with a good overall knowledge of the whole field of accountancy
  • 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
  • the candidate must be available to start preparing examinations on 1 February 2019
  • it would be desirable that the applicant is an ICAEW member

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.

To by Friday 14 December 2018.

Interviews will be held in Chartered Accountants Hall, Moorgate, London EC2R 6EA on Wednesday 9 January 2019.

We will let you know by Wednesday 2 January 2019, if you have been shortlisted for an interview.

Using your personal information

The protection of personal privacy is an important concern to ICAEW. Any personal data collected will be treated in accordance with current data protection legislation.

The above information will be used to include you in the selection process for taking part in Examiner selection. This information may be shared with other members of ICAEW staff and relevant members of the Assessment Committee.

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