Sebastian Heintges, Wirtschaftsprüfer, Steuerberater, CPA became a member of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) in January 2016.
His nomination was sponsored by the two German organizations representing the auditing profession in Germany—Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer e.V. (IDW), Düsseldorf and Wirtschaftsprüferkammer Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts, Berlin.
Dr. Heintges is a Partner at PwC’s national office in Frankfurt, Germany, where he is responsible for IFRS application, technical consultations on IFRS questions, and further accounting-related topics as well as first-time application and interpretation of new accounting standards. He is also responsible for IPSAS at PwC Germany.
Before joining PwC´s national office, he worked for nearly a decade in auditing and for more than a decade in the Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Group, responsible for converting from accounting under local GAAP to IFRS and US GAAP, as well as implementing new accounting standards and solving related process and IT-system issues.
Dr. Heintges is a member of IDW’s IFRS Rechnungslegung Deutscher Unternehmen Task Force and also works on a Task Force of the Deutsche Rechnungslegungs Standards Committee e.V. He is a frequent contributor to industry journals and participates in public speaking on IFRS and IPSAS topics.
Dr. Heintges has a diploma in business administration and a doctorate from the University of Marburg, Germany. He spent a year of his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, (US) studying international accounting and auditing, where he conducted research for his doctoral thesis.