IFAC Posts Notice of The Call for Nominations for IFAC Boards and Committees for 2013

Nov 18, 2011 | New York, New York | English

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession with members and associates in 127 countries, has issued its Notice of the Call for Nominations to IFAC Boards and Committees for 2013.

For the first time, all vacancies on the public interest activity standard-setting boards* are open for nominations by the public. This change is due to IFAC’s efforts to ensure a transparent approach to filling available positions, while also achieving gender, regional, and professional balance, and is in response to the Monitoring Group’s 2010 report regarding the IFAC Reforms.

Both the Notice of the Call for Nominations and its companion guide, Developing a Nominations Strategy, are designed to help IFAC stakeholders identify the most qualified person for nomination to each available position on the boards and committees. These in-depth documents, located on the IFAC website, contain strategic and practical advice for nominating organizations and other individuals, which allow them to make more informed decisions in their selections and to understand the requirements and expectations of the nominees.

Each year, approximately one-third of the 155 positions on the boards and committees have openings, though for some of those positions serving members may be reappointed. For more information about the Nominating Committee, its due process, or for guidance in selecting the best candidate, please visit www.ifac.org/about-ifac/structure-governance/nominating-committee.

The official Call for Nominations for IFAC Boards and Committees for 2013 will be issued on January 15, 2012, and nominations may be submitted from January 15 to March 15, 2012. All applications should be submitted electronically via IFAC’s nominations database; instructions are provided on page five of the Call for Nominations.

About 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. IFAC is comprised of 167 members and associates in 127 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

* The public interest activity standard-setting boards include the International Accounting Education Standards Board, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants.

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