Press Releases/News Alerts
Jan 14, 2015
New York, New York
Call for Nominations Issued for Independent Standard-Setting Boards; Seeking Highly Qualified Candidates
The Call for Nominations for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards in 2016 was issued today, seeking highly-qualified individuals to serve as volunteer members for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2016. The Call for Nominations includes the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board® (IAASB®), International Accounting Education Standards Board™ (IAESB™), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®), and International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®).
For 2016, there are 25 vacancies on the independent standard-setting boards, including the chair of the IPSASB, for which a separate Call for Applications was issued in December with a deadline of February 6. All vacancies on the boards are open for nominations by all stakeholders, including professional accountancy and international organizations, government agencies, regulators, firms, and the public. Nominations of non-accountants for the public member vacancies are strongly encouraged.
The most suitable candidates are those who are most likely to enhance the quality of the boards’ output. Factors taken into consideration include experience, a robust understanding of the international issues that affect the work of the specific board, technical skills, and knowledge of the board’s strategic objectives and current work plan. Candidates also must be proficient in English and able to commit the required time. Financial support for travel is available for those who qualify, as well as for public members.
Nominations can be submitted through the Nominations Database (instructions are included in the Call for Nominations). All applications should be submitted before March 15, 2015. Any nominations submitted after March 15, 2015 will be reviewed at the discretion of the Nominating Committee. Additional information on the Nominating Committee and its open, transparent process is available on the Nominating Committee web page.
About the IAASB
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) develops auditing and assurance standards and guidance for use by all professional accountants under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAASB, and the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAASB are facilitated by IFAC.
About the IAESB
The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) develops education standards, guidance, and information papers for use by IFAC member bodies under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAESB, and the IAESB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAESB are facilitated by IFAC.
About the IESBA
The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) develops ethics standards and other pronouncements for professional accountants worldwide under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IESBA, and the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and other pronouncements. The structures and processes that support the operation of the IESBA are facilitated by IFAC. Please visit www.ethicsboard.org for more information, and follow us on Twitter @Ethics_Board.
About the IPSASB
The International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) develops accounting standards and guidance for use by public sector entities. It receives support (both direct financial and in-kind) from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the South African Accounting Standards Board, and the governments of Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by 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 more than 175 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.