Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) is a statutory organization charged with the legal responsibilities of investigating auditing irregularities and enquiring into non-compliance with accounting requirements in the financial reporting of listed companies.

Financial Reporting Council (“FRC”) is a statutory organization charged with the legal responsibilities of investigating auditing irregularities and enquiring into non-compliance with accounting requirements in the financial reporting of listed companies.

GENERAL COUNSEL

Job level Senior
Work exp Minimum 7 Years
Education Bachelor Degree
Location Central
Employment type Full Time
Benefits 5-day week
Industry Government / Civil Services / Public Sector
Job function Banking / Finance > Legal / Compliance
Legal / Professional Services > Lawyer / Legal Services
Legal / Professional Services > Legal & Compliance
Published On 07/10/2016

We are seeking an experienced lawyer to join us as General Counsel.  This is an excellent opportunity to join the statutory body which promotes quality financial reporting of listed entities.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will take on an independent role of providing legal support to the Council with a focus on regulatory and compliance matters including legal vetting of investigation and enquiry reports.  As a key staff member, you will also advise on and participate in the FRC’s involvement in the proposed amendments to the FRCO in relation to the changes to the listed entity auditor regulatory regime.

You should be a Hong Kong qualified lawyer with a minimum of 7 years’ post qualification experience in administrative law and regulatory matters. An international mindset coupled with a strong ability to interpret statutes relevant to the financial markets and experience in enforcement or disciplinary proceedings would be an asset.  Effective communication skills and excellent command of English and Chinese are essential.

Please send your resume with details of qualifications, previous experience, current and expected salary to: The Administration Manager, Financial Reporting Council, 29th floor, High Block, Queensway Government Offices, 66 Queensway, Hong Kong or by e-mail to recruit@frc.org.hk.

Data held by the FRC relating to employment applications will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purposes only. Applicants who are not contacted within four weeks may consider their application unsuccessful.  The FRC will retain their applications for a maximum period of six months.