Join ACCA's panel of independent disciplinary assessors
ACCA is seeking applications from amongst its members to join its panel of independent disciplinary assessors.
The key responsibilities of the role are:
considering investigation reports, evidence and disciplinary allegations referred by ACCA’s Investigations department, and deciding whether there is a case to answer; if so, whether to refer it to ACCA’s Disciplinary Committee or to rest the matter on file
reviewing decisions of the investigations department to close an investigation or to rest on file
on occasion, reviewing the handling of a complaint when requested to do so.
Assessors have the power to seek legal or technical advice, and may direct that further enquiries should be carried out by ACCA. However, assessors have sole decision-making responsibilities.
possess good analytical skills and excellent written skills
is able to convey decisions and associated reasoning in a clear and logical manner
is able to work alone to tight timescales and to make decisions on an individual basis, while recognising circumstances in which assistance should be sought
has a clear understanding of what the public interest entails in the context of professional regulation
recent experience of applying legal principles
proven and significant experience in making difficult and evidence based decisions
has good IT skills.
Assessors are paid an annual retainer of £2,750
£70 (inclusive of VAT, where applicable) will be paid for every case referred (subject to a fee uplift for particularly large or complex cases)
£400 (inclusive of VAT, where applicable) will be paid for any meetings and training days which disciplinary assessors are required to attend.
It is estimated that each assessor will consider approximately 30 cases per year. However, ACCA cannot guarantee a minimum or maximum number of cases. Meetings, including training, are likely to require attendance on approximately four days per year on average.