Senior Project Director

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
27 Nov 2020
27 Dec 2020
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Manager, Director

The Accounting and Reporting Policy team is part of the Regulatory Standards Division, which includes all areas of the FRC that set and influence standards and codes and promote good practice, including international liaison.  The Accounting and Reporting Policy team develops and implements the FRC’s strategy for standards and related guidance in respect of Corporate Reporting.

The Role:

Reporting to the Director, Accounting and Reporting Policy, the role involves:

  • leading the projects to develop and maintain financial reporting standards in the UK and Republic of Ireland, including managing and developing project staff, delivering papers to the relevant governance bodies and meeting project deadlines.
  • engaging with stakeholders to contribute to the projects and thought leadership work.
  • engaging with SORP-making bodies developing sector specific SORPs for the application of FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The role may also involve leading other projects within the Accounting and Reporting Policy Team’s work plan.  This could include influencing international developments, and wider developments in corporate reporting.

The Person:

Educated to degree level, with a professional qualification and at a minimum of director level in an audit firm or senior management in industry with a comprehensive and in-depth technical accounting expertise.

The ideal candidates will be:

  • A self-motivated professional person able to represent the FRC.
  • Able to provide leadership through influence and to work as part of a team to influence the outcome of projects.
  • Thorough understanding of the accounting and regulatory framework in the United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland.
  • Committed to the objectives and processes of the FRC and to standard-setting in the public interest.
  • Able to create and maintain key external relationships.
  • Able to influence at senior levels in a persuasive and compelling manner.
  • Able to listen to and evaluate differing points of view in order to make evidence-based, well balanced recommendations.
  • Able to analyse complex issues and identify salient points.
  • Able to work independently, prioritise the work and allocate to staff members to deliver the work agenda to agreed timescales, whilst keeping more senior staff updated.
  • Able to foster a team environment and to develop and mentor staff members.
  • Credible in the financial reporting community.

The role is based in our Central London Office. The post holder should be able to work flexibly to support the team’s activities and also provide cover within the FRC as necessary.

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