Lab Assistant (10231)

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) mission is to serve the public interest by setting high standards of corporate governance, reporting and audit and holding to account those responsible for delivering them. We are the UK Competent Authority for audit.  We also set the UK Corporate Governance and Stewardship Codes as well as UK standards for accounting, auditing and actuarial work, and monitor and take action to promote the quality of corporate reporting and operate independent enforcement arrangements for accountants and actuaries. Further information about our role can be found at

Job Description

  • Carrying out research on reporting by UK-listed companies, including drawing information from annual reports and accounts;
  • Use data and tools to analyse reporting topics;
  • Supporting the team in collection, collation and analysis of primary research (surveys and interviews);
  • Assessment of relevant international developments;
  • Attending interviews with project participants, collating findings from those interviews and drafting sections of the project reports.
  • Presenting findings from the project to the Lab sub-steering group for each project and project updates to the main steering group
  • Assisting in promotional activities for project outcomes, including preparation of slide packs, drafting articles and blogs and presenting at Lab events.
  • Ability to distil large amounts of quantitative and qualitative information into key messages and themes.
  • Ability to analyse data and use data tools.
  • Interest in the capital markets, corporate reporting and regulation is an advantage.
  • Ability to elicit information from interviews with project participants and analysis of corporate reporting information and distil this information into a summary to make recommendations to support the project manager.
  • Ability to make recommendations, based on analysing qualitative information obtained from interviews and research activities.
  • Ability to manage time to complete a given task or project and keep the relevant project manager updated on progress.
  • Ability to develop a systematic approach to research activities to ensure that the findings and conclusions have a sufficient evidence-base.
  • Ability to share knowledge obtained from outreach activities to other members of the team.
  • Ability to produce good draft reports (or sections from draft reports) and communications that are engaging, evidence-based and therefore have impact on improving the quality of corporate reporting.
  • Ability to be a good ambassador for the FRC Lab through presentations and other engagements with stakeholders.


Please apply by following the link our website and uploading a copy of your CV and covering letter as a single document upload. In the covering letter, please set out, by reference to the person specification above how you meet the required skillset.

  • How you meet the required skillset
  • confirm that you have the right to work in the UK, and
  • tell us where you heard about this job

Rewards and benefits

  • The FRC offers remuneration packages, including 30 days annual leave, flexible bank holidays plus ability to buy extra leave.
  • Generous employer pension contribution of 10%.
  • Staff Employee Assistance Programme including confidential counselling and work life services.
  • The FRC offers staff the opportunity to save at least 25% on the purchase of a new bike through the Cycle to work scheme.
  • The FRC has a strong work/life balance ethos.

The FRC believes that equality of opportunity and diversity is important in the work that we do and we are strongly committed to being an inclusive employer. Our values of being fair and independent supports this commitment. We’re a signatory to the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, which means that we guarantee an interview to any disabled candidates entering under the scheme, should they meet the minimum criteria for a role.

Equal opportunities monitoring is an important means of demonstrating and implementing our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity and diversity. Completing our diversity form will assist the FRC to identify any barriers that prevent access to employment and career development for certain groups of people, and to develop solutions, such as action plans, new policies and practices.

The role is based in our central Birmingham 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. The FRC operates a hybrid working arrangement with its workforce, with precise arrangements to be agreed between the employee and the line manager. FRC operates a four-day fortnight in the office.

Application Deadline:
Sunday, Oct 22, 2023
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