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Careers with the IASB

Careers with the IASB

Senior Technical Manager — Financial Instruments

Salary:  depending on experience
Location: London

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Senior Technical Manager to work on the Financial Instruments project.  Senior Technical Managers primarily focus on the technical aspects of a project but they must have an understanding of the wider set of risks to the project, including political issues. 

Specifically your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the technical director in managing the Financial Instruments project by:
    • Developing project plans, and setting and meeting milestones in accordance with the planned timetable. 
    • Managing committees and working groups.
    • Managing technical administrative matters.
    • Supervising the work of technical associates, assistant technical managers and technical managers. 
  • Develop proposals on specific accounting issues for consideration by the IASB and facilitate decision-making on the issues identified by:
    • Undertaking research to support proposals.
    • Initiating and leading small group meetings with IASB members.
    • Drafting recommendations and presenting them to the IASB.
  • Consult with a wide range of external stakeholders from industry and the accounting, investment, regulatory and standard-setting communities in order to ascertain their views and to share research, materials and information about the organisation, technical projects and the standard-setting process.
  • Act as a credible and authoritative representative of the IASB by leading formal meetings and presentations.
  • Prepare and review a range of papers and documents including staff papers, Discussion Papers, Exposure Drafts, IFRSs, IFRICs, press releases, project summaries, feedback statements, effect analyses, web summaries, Q&A summaries and PowerPoint presentations.

What you will need

Skills and attributes

  • Well-developed technical knowledge of financial instruments and strong research and analytical skills to understand in detail a range of complex financial reporting issues.
  • Ability to think conceptually to identify and develop practical solutions.
  • Ability to understand and consider different positions on a particular technical issue and to challenge them constructively.
  • Good standard of oral English and the ability to lead and present effectively at meetings.
  • Strong written English and the ability to write clear and concise documents on a range of technical subjects.
  • Ability to work flexibly and to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong team ethic, with the proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others.
  • Commitment to the objectives of the IASB and to the ideals of standard-setting in the public interest.

Qualifications and experience

  • Master’s degree or accountancy / CFA qualification.
  • Detailed knowledge of applying and interpreting IFRS with a focus on accounting for financial instruments.
  • Previous experience of managing technical projects in accounting policy, standard-setting, financial / auditing practice, banking or regulation.
  • Technical report writing experience in an academic, financial, standard-setting or regulatory environment.

To apply

To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role to recruitment@ifrs.org.

Closing date: Friday 27 June 2014

We may commence interviews prior to the closing date, so please apply without delay if you feel your skills and experience match our criteria.

Due to the number of responses we receive we are unable to respond individually to each application. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.