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Influential Leader Sought for IAASB Chair
The global search is underway for an exceptional individual to lead the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) into its next era.
The Chair leads the IAASB’s strategic direction and development of high-quality international audit standards, as well as facilitates the consultative processes that underpin the board’s credibility and activities. The Chair develops and maintains effective relationships with international oversight authorities and regulatory bodies, national standard setters, investor and preparer communities, the audit practitioner community and other key stakeholders. The next IAASB Chair will also guide the board through any transitional period and change implementation arising from the IAASB reforms.
The successful candidate has significant, senior-level experience and is well recognized within professional and regulatory communities. He or she has effective leadership, diplomacy, communication, and strategic skills; demonstrated professional competency; and a strong commitment to the IAASB’s public interest mission. He or she also understands the significant travel commitment involved.
The IAASB Chair is appointed for a renewable three-year term, commencing January 1, 2019. A complete job description, along with application instructions, is available on the IAASB website. Applications are due May 20.
This global search is being conducted by the Interim Nominating Committee, which was formed in February 2018 to conduct the IAASB Chair nominations process and make a final recommendation to the IFAC Board and Public Interest Oversight Board. The Committee held its inaugural meeting on March 28 in New York to finalize the position description and outline the selection process. More information on the Committee is available online.