Title: Senior Manager, IPSASB
Joanna Spencer is a senior manager at the IPSASB and is responsible for the development of accounting standards for the public sector as well as working on other technical projects. Joanna is currently working on several projects including developing an IPSAS for Retirement Benefit Plans. Other projects include Non-current Assets Held for Sale and Discontinued Operations, and Property, Plant and Equipment. Joanna is also part of the IPSASB Social media team.
Prior to joining the IPSASB, Joanna was a project manager with the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB), where she worked on various projects including Revenue, and Reporting Service Performance Information. Joanna was also the technical advisor to the Australian IPSASB member. Whilst at the AASB, Joanna was seconded to the UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) as a project director. During her three years at the FRC, Joanna developed the public benefit entity/not-for-profit requirements for FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard for the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Joanna also has experience in the mining, and advertising industries.
Ms. Spencer holds a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Commerce with majors in Accounting and Marketing from the University of Tasmania (Australia). She is also a member of CPA Australia.