IFAC Seeks Technical Manager Position

Jan 10, 2006 | New York | English

The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, is seeking to fill a key technical manager position. The IPSASB, an independent standard-setting board within IFAC, establishes International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs), promotes convergence to international standards, and develops guidance on issues related to public sector financial reporting.

Key responsibilities of this technical manger role include: conducting research and coordinating research activities of IPSASB members and others; developing research reports, exposure drafts and proposed IPSASs for consideration at IPSASB meetings; managing projects, including finalization, publication and distribution of standards and guidance; and assisting the IPSASB Chair, IPSASB Technical Director, IFAC President and Chief Executive in preparing presentations and responding to inquiries regarding the IPSASB and public sector accounting issues.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a professionally recognized accounting degree or equivalent recognized qualification. An excellent knowledge of public sector accounting issues and experience in financial reporting by or auditing of government agencies is required. Experience in the standards-setting process is also highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English and strong computer literacy are further qualifications.

This position will be located either in Toronto or at IFAC headquarters in New York. A complete job description for this position, along with additional information concerning preferred background and experience, is available on the IFAC website at http://www.ifac.org/JobsAtIFAC. Interested candidates should submit their résumé (cv) by February 15, 2006.

IFAC is the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC's current membership consists of over 160 professional accountancy bodies in 120 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. In addition to setting international public sector financial reporting standards through the IPSASB, IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets ethics, auditing and assurance, and education standards. It also issues guidance to encourage high-quality performance by professional accountants in business.


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