Global Preparers Forum (GPF)
The Global Preparers Forum (GPF) is an independent body with members drawn from a variety of industry and geographical backgrounds. It has been sponsored by a number of international or national preparer organisations specifically to provide the IASB with input from the international preparer community. Its members have considerable practical experience of financial reporting and are established commentators on accounting matters in their own right or through working with representative bodies in which they are involved.
The GPF members meet with IASB representatives three times a year. These meetings are held in public and usually take place in London. One of those meetings is held jointly with the Capital Markets Advisory Committee (CMAC).
Audio recordings of the meetings are posted on the website shortly after the meeting finishes.
Members of the forum:
- provide input into concepts and proposals that the IASB is developing; and
- offer advice to the IASB on the practical implications of its intended proposals for preparers of financial statements.
Members are unpaid and serve as individuals, not as representatives of their respective employer or preparer organisation.