Press Releases/News Alerts
Dec 19, 2014
New York, New York
Call for Applications for the IPSASB Chair Issued
The Call for Applications: Chair of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®) was issued today, seeking an exceptional individual to serve as IPSASB Chair beginning January 1, 2016.
The Chair will lead the strategic direction of the IPSASB and facilitate the deliberative and consultative processes that underpin the authority and credibility of the IPSASB, its standards, and activities. In addition, the Chair is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with national standard setters, regulators, and other key stakeholders.
The successful candidate for the position must have demonstrated technical and professional competency, including relevant experience in the public sector and public sector accounting; a commitment to the IPSASB mission; and a dedication to the public interest that is genuine, time-tested, and global in nature. The successful candidate will have effective leadership, communication, and strategic skills; an ability to work effectively among numerous cultures and professional specializations; strong public speaking and communications skills for both technical and non-technical audiences; and proficiency in oral and written English.
The IPSASB Chair reports functionally to a public interest oversight authority and refers to the Managing Director, Professional Standards, as a resource and key source of advice. The IPSASB Chair is initially appointed for a three-year term and can be re-appointed twice for a total service of nine years.
For further information about the position and instructions on how to apply, please see the Call for Applications: Chair of the IPSASB on the IFAC website. Applications are due by February 6, 2015.
About the IPSASB
The IPSASB develops accounting standards and guidance for use by public sector entities. It 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. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by 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 more than 175 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.