Frances Ball 10 Oct 2019 10:55am

FRC launches recruitment videos to find 80 new staff

The accounting watchdog is searching for 80 new staff members as it transitions into its new, tougher guise as the Audit, Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA)

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has launched a series of videos that showcase the benefits of working there, and feature its new CEO, Jon Thompson.

It is looking for people to fill 80 new positions, and is emphasising that staff will have significant opportunity to “help grow and shape the organisation” as it strengthens its capabilities.

The FRC is hoping to entice applicants with an offer of a healthy work-life balance, working in the public interest on high-profile issues, and working “in a collaborative and collegiate way on many game-changing issues” in accountancy regulation.

Its enforcement and audit inspection teams will be boosted as the FRC transitions to the ARGA, and the watchdog needs staff to meet its newly increased supervisory responsibilities.

Thompson and the FRC’s new chairman, Simon Dingemans, took the reins this month.

Having been accused of being “toothless” by lawmakers for its response to high-profile collapses at BHS and Carillion, the FRC has upped its pace by announcing a formal investigation into Thomas Cook, which collapsed last month.

Jenny Waterman, head of HR at the FRC, said, “As the FRC expands in both our remit and size, we are looking for candidates from a range of backgrounds to play a key role in shaping the future of the FRC and in promoting the UK as a great place to do business.

“The FRC is committed to championing equality and diversity across all areas of our work and promotes flexible working to recruit and retain high quality people.”