Expectations for Volunteers
Volunteers are central to the effective functioning of the independent standard-setting boards and the IFAC Board and Committees. The boards and committees depend on the efforts of dedicated volunteers, and are indebted to them for both their time and commitment to the accountancy profession. Volunteers contribute primarily through active participation in meetings, task forces, and other working groups.
Appointment as a board or committee chair or member is a significant responsibility and requires:
- Acting in the public interest and with integrity in discharging the responsibilities of the chair/member;
- Acting as an ambassador for the board/committee in the member’s country and region, by explaining and promoting the work of the board/committee; and
- Preparing for, attending, and actively participating in all meetings of the board/committee and its task forces or other working groups.
Board and committee members are appointed for a term of up to three years and are expected to complete their terms.
Board and committee members are expected to attend all board/committee meetings, and make a further commitment to serve on a task force, subcommittee, or working group.
Board and committee members may also need to spend additional time consulting with their nominating organization to discuss agenda matters and seek input, or delivering presentations and conducting related outreach activities.
The Nominating Committee annually reviews the performance of board and committee chairs and members according to the Volunteer Performance Program. The program provides valuable decision-making information regarding potential re-appointments, succession planning, and performance issues.