Candidates sought to serve on audit and ethics independent standard-setting boards

Nov 30, 2018
The call for nominations for 2020 volunteer opportunities to serve on the independent international audit and ethics standard-setting boards is now open.

There are five volunteer openings on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and six volunteer opportunities on the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), including public member positions.  

High-quality international standards that underpin the global accountancy profession are developed by independent standard-setting boards comprised of dedicated volunteers committed to the public interest.

Nominations for these volunteer positions are open to all stakeholders, including institutional investors and analysts, audit committee members, corporate governance professionals, academics, regulators, policymakers, standard setters as well as individuals from governmental agencies, accountancy firms and the general public. Nominations of non-accountants for the public member vacancies are strongly encouraged. Travel support is available to public members, self-nominees and qualified candidates from developing nations.

Candidates should have strong knowledge of the subject matters considered by a particular board and be fluent in English. While selection for a board is based on an objective review of qualifications and experience, the nominations process is focused on encouraging a diverse pool of candidates. Nominations of highly qualified candidates from Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean and Asia are strongly encouraged. Nominations of female candidates from all regions are particularly welcome.

Nominations can be submitted through the Nominations Database before February 15, 2019. For more details regarding available positions and membership requirements, please see the call for nominations.

The nominations process, with public interest oversight, aims to select the most suitable candidates for the available positions, while also aiming to achieve gender, regional and professional balance.

Source: IFAC