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Experienced Accountancy Lecturer with a CA qualification or equivalent (Level 11 Masters)


Location: Edinburgh
Salary: Up to £56,000 depending on experience
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th May 2021
Closes: 18th June 2021

Imagine bringing your lecturing expertise to ICAS. Believe in the difference you can make to students lives. Supports students to Achieve their goals and become the best they can be.

We have a great opportunity for an experienced lecturer, with an ICAS CA qualification or relevant equivalent (Level 11 Masters), to join us, as we continue our programme of transformational change within Learning.

We are looking for an experienced lecturer, ideally with practice/industry experience to bring real life examples into the blended classroom environment. Although full time is desirable, we recognise this role may suit part time or those looking to join ICAS on a contractual basis.

ICAS have recently launched a syllabus with revised subject disciplines to compliment the traditional areas of Financial Reporting, Audit and Taxation. These disciplines include Business Acumen, Risk and Technology and Strategic Finance and Modelling. The ICAS CA qualification course syllabus and structure can be found in:

Each discipline requires subject expertise and there is flexibility to teach more than one discipline, depending on teaching requirements and experience.

The right person for us is someone with fantastic interpersonal and communication skills – both verbal and written – who is adept at explaining complex material in a way that can be understood and who can teach the syllabus in a way that really resonates with their students.

Student welfare important to us at ICAS, and we are looking for lecturers who demonstrate an understanding of differing student needs and how they can relate to those differing needs and support where appropriate.

Our desire that all our lecturers demonstrate values, behaviours that resonate with those of ICAS and will drive and foster our culture of equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

The principal accountabilities of the role are detailed below: 

  • Deliver approximately 50-70 days (this could vary) of tuition, depending on departmental requirements, to CA students in specific areas of the CA qualification syllabus – online for now, and post COVID-19 potentially in several locations and blended.
  • Contributing to the preparation and review of technical content of courses taught and becoming a subject expert in these areas (for both students and peers), working under the guidance of the Subject Controller.
  • Contributing to the preparation and review and delivery of online tuition to CA students, considering the nature of the material and the most appropriate ways to deliver this. This will involve working closely with the e-learning technologists.
  • Marking and feeding back to students and firms on course assessments, providing accurate marking and constructive feedback where required.
  • Liaising with students and nominated firms, as required, to provide information and guidance on the routes to becoming a CA, including counselling of students on technical material and their approach to studying.
  • Acting as a member of the achievement log team, reviewing approximately 60 student achievement logs per annum, and dealing with student queries in this area. This will involve working with the achievement log specialist team.
  • Working with other members of the Learning division to develop and take part in Learning and cross-ICAS projects, involving research, implementation planning, project-writing, and presentation to colleagues.

Please note candidates must have the right to work in the UK, Please refer to the Home Office Right to Work Checklist which provides details of which documents are acceptable.

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