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Careers with the IASB

Careers with the IASB


 Technical Associate — Financial Instruments


Duration: Two years
Salary:  circa £35,000 per annum (plus benefits)
Location: London

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Technical Associate to work on the Financial Instruments project and to provide technical administrative support to staff and IASB members.  Specifically, your responsibilities will include:

  • Undertake research and analysis on a range of issues, prepare research summaries and responses, and present them to staff, IASB members and stakeholders.
  • Review and analyse comment letters, academic reports and other related documents.
  • Prepare illustrative examples.
  • Assist with the preparation of IASB papers and other documents, and present them to staff, IASB members and stakeholders.
  • Attend meetings and facilitate as required, including co-ordinating attendees, collating, reviewing and distributing papers and taking minutes.

Technical associates are generally appointed for a two year term, during which time they will develop their knowledge of technical accounting issues and of the standard-setting process.  After two years it is expected they will move to a role in the profession or industry. 

What you will need


Skills and attributes

  • Strong quantitative analytical and numerical skills, ability to gather facts and statistics and to identify trends and patterns.
  • Ability to understand and consider different positions on a particular technical issue and to challenge them constructively.
  • Good standard of written and oral English, and in particular the ability to write clear and concise documents on a range of technical subjects.
  • Ability to work flexibly and to adapt to changing priorities.
  • Positive and responsive attitude to problem-solving.
  • 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:

  • Finance, mathematics or science degree, with honours.
  • Experience in a busy information and research environment.
  • Familiarity with accounting-related literature or policy and awareness of the role of IFRSs would be highly advantageous.
  • Prior practical experience is not required.  We will consider candidates who have recently completed their professional examinations and are looking to enhance their knowledge of IFRSs.

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.