Former Director, IESBA
Diane Jules is a former director of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA). Since assuming the role in 2016, Ms. Jules worked to advance IESBA's strategic goals and priorities. She was integral to developing ethics and independence standards for global application and works closely with the chair and the IESBA to promote awareness, use and adoption of the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards). Ms. Jules’ responsibilities included building and strengthening IESBA’s relationships with its stakeholders which include investors, regulators, academics, firms and national standards setters. She oversaw IESBA’s operational activities, specifically in relation to its communication initiatives.
Ms. Jules was the key staff on the IESBA’s Non-Assurance Service Task Force and currently oversees the Board’s workstreams on technology and sustainability. Following the successful development and June 2019 launch of the IESBA eCode — a digital platform for accessing and navigating the IESBA Code. Prior to joining the IESBA, Ms. Jules was a Senior Technical Manager at the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, and before that an Assistant Chief Auditor at the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Prior to her career in standard-setting, Ms. Jules held various audit and professional practice positions, including as an Assurance Manager at Grant Thornton, LLP.
Ms. Jules was among the 77 women listed as Crain’s New York Business 2019 Notable Women in Accounting and Consulting. She is an active member of the New York State Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Ms. Jules has been featured in industry publications, including the Strategic Finance Magazine and the Journal of Accountancy. She conducts editorial reviews on technical submissions to the Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations Series and the CPA Journal. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland College Park and is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA). She is also a chartered global management accountant (CGMA).