Job Title: IPSASB Technical Advisor for Ian Carruthers
Country: United Kingdom
Chris Wobschall is the head of Assurance and Financial Reporting Policy, and head of the Government Internal Audit Profession, at Her Majesty’s Treasury in the UK. Previously, he was an assistant director with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), seconded from the UK National Audit Office (NAO). His responsibilities with CIPFA encompassed standards and policy in the areas of accounting, auditing, pensions, governance, and central government, European, and international matters.
At the NAO, Mr. Wobschall worked on trade and industry, education, and defense audits, as well as on technical guidance and training and overseas assignments in Australia and Hong Kong. He has also taken secondments as the Secretary to the Accountancy Foundation at the European Court of Auditors and at the UK Office of Telecommunications.
Mr. Wobschall sits on CIPFA’s Public Finance and Management Board and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Public Sector Audit Committee, and attends UK Auditing Standards Board meetings as an observer for Her Majesty’s Treasury.