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(New York, New York, November 21, 2017) – The International Federation of Accountants® (IFAC®) is seeking exceptional candidates with a strong commitment to the public interest to contribute to the strength and vitality of accounting globally by filling open volunteer positions.

The Call for Nominations for the IFAC Board and Committees in 2019, issued today, details openings and the requirements for successful nominations for membership on the IFAC Board, Compliance Advisory Panel, and three IFAC committees—Professional Accountants in Business Committee, Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee, and Small and Medium Practices Committee.

For 2019, the Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the next IFAC Deputy President. Nominees for this key leadership position should be senior and highly respected members of the profession, able to demonstrate a commitment to IFAC’s strategy and mission, and make astute business decisions in the best interest of the public and the global profession. The IFAC Deputy President is a two-year term position with a significant annual time and travel commitment.

Nominees are also sought for Chair of the Compliance Advisory Panel for 2018, an important leadership role that works directly with IFAC’s member organizations and global adoption and implementation of international standards.

“Each year, we ask our members to help us find diverse, accomplished leaders committed to the public interest and advancing the global accountancy profession,” said IFAC President Rachel Grimes. “With an emphasis on diversity and two significant leadership positions open, we are seeking nominations from all sectors and jurisdictions. We also thank our member organizations for the time and resources devoted to ensure continuing leadership development for future nominations.”

The Nominating Committee encourages all IFAC members to review the Call for Nominations, including the detailed information on vacancies and composition targets as well as specific membership qualifications and requirements. The companion guide offers strategic guidance in selecting candidates, including identifying the most qualified nominee for each available position. IFAC members are encouraged to make diverse nominations that reflect the depth and breadth of the global accountancy profession. Gender equality is especially important to the Nominating Committee to ensure balance on the IFAC Board and other committees; nominations of qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

Nominations can be submitted online via the Nominations Database by February 15, 2018. Additional information on the Nominating Committee and its open, transparent selection process is available on the Nominating Committee web page.

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 more than 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.


Tony Mirenda
Head of Communications

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