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(New York, New York, February 13, 2013)

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession with members and associates in 129 countries, opened the nominations period for the 2013 IFAC International Gold Service Award today.

Established in 2010 and presented annually, the IFAC International Gold Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the global accountancy profession, including protecting the public interest; exemplifying professional conduct and ethics; exceptional quality of work; and/or contributions to a particular accountancy project or initiative. Past recipients of the awards include such luminaries in the accountancy and finance profession as Professor Mervyn King, Sir David Tweedie, and Professor Stephen Zeff.

Candidates for the IFAC International Gold Service Award may or may not be members of the accountancy profession and contributions may or may not have been made through IFAC.

Nominations from IFAC member bodies must be submitted to the IFAC chief executive officer by April 1, 2013, and consist of a completed nomination form, available on the IFAC website, with a cover letter explaining the nominee’s credentials signed by the president and/or chief executive, or their equivalents. Additional supporting material is welcomed, but should not exceed two pages. Nominations received in a format other than the nomination form will not be considered.

The IFAC Nominating Committee will also identify and recommend candidate(s) for this award. The Nominating Committee will review the nominations, make the necessary inquiries, and recommend candidate(s), if appropriate, to the IFAC Board, which will make the final selection(s), if any, during its meeting in September 2013. The IFAC chief executive officer will notify the selected candidate(s) in writing, and the IFAC president will present the award(s) at the annual IFAC Council Meeting, to be held November 13-14, 2013, in Seoul, South Korea.

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. It is comprised of 173 members and associates in 129 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

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Jennifer DiClerico
Head of Communications

Prepared by IFAC's Communications Department. Contact communications@ifac.org for further information.
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