IFAC Seeks Technical Manager to Support Auditing and Ethics Standards Boards

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    IFAC Seeks Technical Manager to Support Auditing and Ethics Standards Boards

    The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), both standard-setting bodies within the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), seek to fill a key technical manager position. The technical manager will devote approximately 50 percent of his/her time to the activities of each of the boards, which are made up of volunteer members from around the world. The technical manager's key responsibilities will include conducting project research; interacting with standard setters, IFAC members and associates around the world; and developing, editing and overseeing publication of IAASB and IESBA exposure drafts, standards and guidance. Other responsibilities include:

    • Drafting project proposals and presenting them to the IAASB/IESBA and, as appropriate, to task forces;
    • Attending IAASB/IESBA meetings as well as task force meetings, participating in discussions and recording discussions and decisions;
    • Preparing IAASB/IESBA meeting agendas and papers and developing articles and speeches; and
    • Assisting the Chairman and Executive Director, Professional Standards, in responding to technical and process issues raised by the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, IESBA Consultative Advisory Group, and the Public Interest Oversight Board.*

    The ideal candidate for this position will have a professionally recognized accounting degree or other relevant qualification. An excellent knowledge of issues relating to auditing and ethics, and experience in the standard-setting process is a plus, as is an understanding of the special considerations relating to the audit of multinational entities, small and medium enterprises or public sector entities.

    It is anticipated that the successful applicant will work at IFAC's headquarters in New York City. (About 25 days to 35 days per year of international travel are required.)

    A complete job description, including additional information concerning preferred background and experience, is available on the IFAC website at http://www.ifac.org/JobsAtIFAC. Interested candidates should submit their résumé (CV) by July 31, 2007 to Dawn Tishkoff, IFAC Human Resources Manager (jobs@ifac.org).

    About the IAASB, IESBA and IFAC

    The objective of the IAASB, an independent standard-setting board within IFAC, is to serve the public interest by setting high-quality auditing and assurance standards and by facilitating the convergence of international and national standards, thereby enhancing the quality and uniformity of practice throughout the world and strengthening public confidence in the global auditing and assurance profession. The IESBA develops and issues in the public interest high-quality ethical standards and other pronouncements for professional accountants for use around the world. The Public Interest Oversight Board oversees the activities of the IAASB and the IESBA, and, as one element of that oversight, establishes the criteria for its due process and working procedures.

    IFAC is the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. It is comprised of 155 members and associates in 118 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets international standards of ethics, auditing and assurance, education, and public sector accounting. It also issues guidance to encourage high-quality performance by professional accountants in business.

    *Note to Editors
    The Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) was formally established in February 2005 to oversee IFAC's auditing and assurance, ethics, and education standard-setting activities as well as the IFAC Member Body Compliance Program. The objective of the PIOB is to increase confidence of investors and others that such activities, including the setting of standards by the IAASB and IESBA, are properly responsive to the public interest. PIOB members are nominated by international institutions and regulatory bodies.


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