Notice of the Call for Nominations - Candidates Sought for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards

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    Notice of the Call for Nominations - Candidates Sought for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards

    The Notice of the Call for Nominations for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards in 2015 was issued today. The Notice of the Call sets out the upcoming opportunities for membership on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), and International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).

    To assist nominating organizations and self-nominees, the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) has published Developing a Nominations Strategy, which was also released today. Along with the Notice of the Call, the document is issued to provide information on the relevant membership qualifications, including the required time commitment and performance expectations for volunteers and to offer strategic and practical guidance in identifying the most qualified candidate for each available position.

    For 2015, there are 22 vacancies on the independent standard-setting boards. All vacancies on the boards are open for nominations by all stakeholders, including professional accountancy and international organizations, governmental agencies, firms, and the public. Although each candidate will ultimately be selected on the basis of experience, nominations of highly-qualified candidates from Africa and the Middle East for membership on the IAASB and from Latin America for membership on the IESBA are encouraged.

    The official Call for Nominations for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards in 2015 will be issued on January 15, 2014, and nominations may be submitted from January 15 to March 15, 2014. The Notice of the Call is issued in advance of the Call for Nominations to allow sufficient time for all stakeholders to prepare for the next nominations cycle.

    The Nominating Committee follows an open and transparent process to select the best candidates for the available positions, while also aiming to achieve gender, regional, and professional balance. For more information about the Nominating Committee, its due process, or guidance in selecting the best candidate, please visit Nominating Committee webpage.

    About the IAASB
    The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (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 the IAESB
    The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) develops education standards, guidance, and information papers for use by IFAC member bodies under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAESB, and the IAESB 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 IAESB are facilitated by IFAC.

    About the IESBA
    The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) is an independent standard-setting board that develops and issues, in the public interest, high-quality ethical standards and other pronouncements for professional accountants worldwide. Through its activities, the IESBA develops the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, which establishes ethical requirements for professional accountants. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IESBA are facilitated by IFAC. Please visit www.ethicsboard.org for more information.

    About the IPSASB
    The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) develops accounting standards and guidance for use by public sector entities. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by IFAC. The IPSASB receives support (both direct financial and in-kind) from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the South African Accounting Standards Board, and the governments of Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

    About IFAC
    The International Federation of Accountants (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 179 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.


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