Sep 172021
ACCA – Lay Members

Lay Members - ACCA

Recruiter: ACCA
Location: London (Greater) (GB)
Salary: Remunerated
Posted: 16 Sep 2021
Closes: 14 Oct 2021
Ref: 83937
Position/Level: Board
Responsibilities: Executive Management
Sector: Financial Services
Contract Type: Permanent

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (“ACCA”) - the global body for professional accountants - has long been at the leading edge of governance best practice with regards to regulation and discipline. It introduced lay oversight of its disciplinary arrangements in the 1980s and was the first accountancy body to open its disciplinary hearings to members of the public in the 1990s. ACCA supports 233,000 members and 536,000 students throughout their careers in 178 countries, providing services through a network of local offices and active centres.

It now seeks to make a number of Lay Member appointments to its Regulatory Board, Appointments Board, Qualifications Board and Standards Board. These appointments are two members for the Regulatory Board, two members for the Appointments Board, two members for the Qualifications Board and one for the Standards Board. They also seek two additional appointments to commence in 2022 for the Appointments Board and Standards Board.

Applications are sought from individuals who can demonstrate an impartial mind-set and a well-developed understanding of good governance practice. The rationale is to provide constructive challenge from an ‘outside’ perspective and introduce specific non-accountancy skills. The appointees will bring independence and clarity to each role, showing an understanding of the ACCA’s obligations to operate in the public interest and, ideally, an existing knowledge of regulatory and disciplinary matters.

These roles are not open to accountants. The appointments are made for an initial term of three years, renewable for a further term of three years. Further information is available at

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