Country: United Kingdom
Nominated by the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies, Ian Carruthers became a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in January 2010. He chairs its task force on Alignment of International Public Sector Accounting Standards and Public Sector Statistical Reporting.
Previously he chaired its Task Force on Long Term Fiscal Sustainability and participated in the Task Force for Harmonization of Public Sector Accounts and the Non-exchange Revenue Steering Committee.
From 2006 to 2009, he served as technical advisor to former IPSASB Chair Mike Hathorn.
Mr. Carruthers is currently the policy and technical director of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), where, among a range of responsibilities, he leads the secretariat responsible for setting financial reporting standards for local government bodies across the UK.
With over 25 years as an accountant, Mr. Carruthers has both practitioner experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers and non-practitioner experience with Her Majesty's Treasury, where he led the UK Whole of Government Accounts Program, and with CIPFA.
He is a long-standing member of both CIPFA and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the UK Financial Reporting Advisory Board and the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Committee on Accounting for Public-Benefit Entities.