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Two IFAC Nominees Selected as Members of IFRS SME Implementation Group

Aug 11, 2010 | New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, welcomes the announcement by the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation of the membership of the newly-created SME Implementation Group (SME IG). IFAC is pleased to note the appointment to the SME IG of two of its nominees—Robin Jarvis and Ricardo Rodil.

The group’s mission is to support the adoption and implementation of the IFRS for Small and Medium-sized Entities (IFRS for SMEs) around the world. As such, it will develop non-mandatory guidance for implementing the IFRS for SMEs in the form of questions and answers that will be made publicly available on a timely basis and make recommendations to the International Accounting Standards Board if and when needed regarding amendments to the IFRS for SMEs. The members of the group will serve a renewable term of two years from July 2010. The full list of members is available here.

“We are gratified that two of our nominees were selected to join the SME IG,” said Ian Ball, CEO of IFAC. “Both small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) and SMEs are vital parts of the global economy. IFAC provides support to SMPs, in collaboration with our member bodies, so that they can provide high-quality services to their SME clients. We also support professional accountants in business, many of whom work in SMEs and will use the IFRS for SMEs. Providing input into international standard-setting—including auditing and assurance, ethics, and accounting standards— to help ensure that they are relevant to SMPs and SMEs is a key part of our work. Robin and Ricardo will help the SME IG fulfill its mandate by bringing invaluable insights from their professional experience, along with that drawn from their experience with IFAC’s Small and Medium Practices Committee.”

For more information about IFAC’s Small and Medium Practices Committee, see

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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. IFAC is comprised of 159 members and associates in 124 countries and jurisdictions, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.