Press Releases/News Alerts
Apr 22, 2008
IFAC Seeks Technical Manager to Support International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), an independent standard-setting board under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), seeks to fill a key technical manager position.
The IAASB is made up of volunteer members from around the world. The technical manager's key responsibilities will include conducting project research; interacting with national standard setters and IFAC members and associates from various countries; and developing, editing and overseeing publication of IAASB exposure drafts, standards and guidance. Other responsibilities include:
- Drafting project proposals and presenting them to the IAASB and, as appropriate, to task forces;
- Attending IAASB meetings as well as task force meetings, participating in discussions and recording discussions and decisions;
- Preparing IAASB 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 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 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 day 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 June 20, 2008 to the IFAC Human Resources Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the IAASB 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 Public Interest Oversight Board oversees the activities of the IAASB, and, as one element of that oversight, establishes the criteria for its due process and working procedures.
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of 157 members and associates in 123 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. In addition to setting international auditing and assurance standards through the IAASB, IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets ethics, education, and public sector accounting standards. 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, are properly responsive to the public interest. PIOB members are nominated by international institutions and regulatory bodies.