Prof. Arnold Schilder Reappointed to Chair the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from 2015 to 2017

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    Prof. Arnold Schilder Reappointed to Chair the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board from 2015 to 2017

    Prof. Arnold Schilder has been reappointed as chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) for the period 2015–2017.

    As chairman, Prof. Schilder will continue to lead the IAASB as it works to set high-quality international auditing, assurance, and related services standards. Since his appointment in 2009, he has played a key role in guiding the IAASB as it strives to enhance the quality and consistency of practice throughout the world. With 90 jurisdictions around the world already using or in the process of adopting or incorporating International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), his leadership will be critical in expanding this broadly based acceptance more widely.

    Additionally, he will steer the board into the future as it works to enhance public confidence in financial reporting. Part of this agenda includes the IAASB’s leading edge proposals for significant changes to the content of the auditor’s report and considering the results of the implementation reviews of the ISAs. Also, the IAASB will closely monitor new developments, such as integrated reporting, and their implications for assurance and related services standards.

    "It has been my great pleasure to chair the IAASB, and I am honored to have been reappointed to continue to lead the board,” said Prof. Schilder. “We are now preparing a global consultation for the IAASB’s Strategy and Work Program for 2015-2019. I look forward to the dialogue with many key stakeholders. As a result, I expect a challenging program in my third term to serve the public interest with high-quality standards, ongoing implementation support, and cooperation with regulators, other standard setters, and more.”

    Prof. Schilder's appointment to a third three-year term as IAASB chairman begins on January 1, 2015. The Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) approved the appointment at its last meeting in Madrid, Spain.

    From 1998 to 2008, Prof. Schilder was a member of the Managing Board of the Dutch Central Bank, responsible in particular for banking regulation and supervision. He served as the chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's Accounting Task Force from 1999–2006, and from 2005–2008 as a member of the PIOB. During 1994 and 1995 he served also as president of Royal NIVRA (now Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants).

    From 1972 to 1998 he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers, first in the small- and medium-sized entities practice and since 1985 as an international audit partner. Prof. Schilder served as part-time professor of auditing at the Universities of Amsterdam and Maastricht from 1988 to 2009.

    For more information about the work of the IAASB, visit its homepage at

    About the IAASB
    The IAASB develops auditing and assurance standards and guidance for use by all professional accountants under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAASB, and the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

    About IFAC

    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. It is comprised of 173 members and associates in 129 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

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