Hearings Officer

12 Feb 2017
12 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. We are proud to be leading the profession since 1904, supporting our members and students in achieving successful careers in accountancy, business and finance. We are operating internationally from a network of 100 offices; our working environment is dynamic, human and connected, and joining us means being a part of a unique and exciting global organisation.

We're currently recruiting for a Hearings Officer to join the Hearings Team in London on a permanent basis. If you're a recent law graduate or currently working toward a paralegal level position then this role would be ideal for you.

As a Hearings Officer you will work as part of the Adjudication Department (Governance Directorate) in support of ACCA Disciplinary Committees to deliver hearing events to the highest standard. You will be responsible for pre and post panel administration of an allocated caseload and the provision of first line business support to ACCA’s Disciplinary; Admissions & Licencing; Health; Appeal; and Interim Order Regulatory Committees in line with ACCA’s own regulations and procedures.

You should be strong team player but also comfortable working autonomously as required, and on occasion, off site at locations away from the main office environment. You should be able to work to fixed deadlines and manage your time effectively, prioritising casework as required. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to engage sensitively with confidential material and stakeholders from varied backgrounds, including Committees, legal representatives, ACCA members and witnesses alike.

ACCA’s Governance Directorate is responsible for ethical and regulatory matters relating to public practice, audit registration, insolvency licensing and investment business authorisation. It is also responsible for servicing ACCA’s governance and oversight arrangements for regulation and discipline, which allows these functions to operate with appropriate independence from its other activities.

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with a legal background
  • An understanding and ability to interpret complex legal and regulatory documents is beneficial
  • Experience of working within a professional or regulatory body servicing boards and/or committees would be advantageous
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills, with strong interpersonal skills and the credibility and confidence to deal with people at all levels
  • A very good eye for detail and sound proof reading skills
  • Proactive 'self-starter', with the ability to juggle tasks and meet unmovable deadlines
  • Capable of working on his or her own initiative and as part of a team
  • IT literate with competent keyboard skills and practical experience of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.

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Close Date: 9am 22/02/2017