Bernard Agulhas

Country: South Africa

Bernard Agulhas joined the International Accounting Education Standards Board in 2016 after being nominated by Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA) in South Africa.

Mr. Agulhas is the CEO of the IRBA; previously, he was Technical Director and largely responsible for audit and ethics standard setting for the accountancy profession in South Africa. During that period, he was instrumental in the adoption and implementation of the International Standards on Auditing in South Africa.

Mr. Agulhas also served as the Project Director: Technical at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), responsible for the public sector (accounting and auditing). During this period, he served as the Technical Advisor for the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.

Having started his accountancy career at a global network, Mr. Agulhas also headed the technical department at the Office of the Auditor-General of South Africa before joining SAICA’s staff.

Mr. Agulhas is a member of the King Committee for Corporate Governance and chairs the Standards Coordination Working Group of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators. He has also served as a Technical Advisor for the IFAC Board.

Mr. Agulhas is a Chartered Accountant, a Registered Public Sector Financial Officer, and holds a certificate in management from the WITS Business School (South Africa).

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