Bernhard Schatz joined the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in January 2016. He was nominated by the Austrian Ministry of Finance.
He currently serves as a senior accrual accounting expert in the Austrian Court of Auditors. Mr. Schatz was with the Ministry of Finance Budget Directorate for more than 10 years and was part of the project team for the 2013 Austrian budget reform transition from a cash accounting and budgeting system to an accrual accounting and budgeting system. He served for many years as a member in several supervisory boards of state-owned companies in Austria as well as the Working Group on European Public Sector Accounting Standards from the European Commission, representing Austria.
Mr. Schatz holds a degree in socio-economics from the University of Business Administration in Vienna.