Norunn Byrkjeland joined the IFAC Board in November 2012, nominated by the Nordiska Revisorsförbundet (Nordic Federation of Accountants, or NRF).
Ms. Byrkjeland is currently a partner at BDO in Norway and has more than 20 years of experience with the firm, including as managing partner and Board member. She is currently the head of risk management and the head of the audit department. Ms. Byrkjeland has been a member of the BDO International Accounting and Auditing Steering Committee and is currently on the BDO International Risk Management Committee.
Ms. Byrkjeland is a past president of the NRF and a past president and Board member of the Den Norske Revisorforening (Norwegian Institute of Public Accountants, or DnR). She is also a past member of the Executive Council of Accountancy Europe. She is also a member of the Examinations Board for Professional Accountants in Norway.
Ms. Byrkjeland has also been active in the profession through DnR, FEE, the Tax Appeals Board for large companies, and the NRF and as the co-author of the Norwegian Accounting Standards for Small- and Medium-sized Entities.
Ms. Byrkjeland graduated from Norges Handelshøyskole in 1988 and soon after became a state authorized public accountant.