Salary: £100,000+ per annum (depending on experience), plus benefits
Who we are and what we do
The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest. The Foundation’s principal objective is to develop a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted financial reporting standards (IFRSs) through its standard-setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The Technical staff develop IFRSs for the IASB, working within teams, each of which focuses on a specific group of technical projects.
What we are looking for
We are are looking for an Associate Director to join the senior technical staff and to lead the IASB’s financial instruments projects. Your responsibilities will include:
- Providing technical expertise and leadership in financial instruments and other areas of accounting.
- Supporting the Senior Directors with the:
- Development, management and delivery of IASB projects.
- Interaction of projects internally.
- Managing and developing staff by supervising, developing and assessing their work and performance.
- Reviewing and advising on papers for IASB meetings.
- Reviewing and developing due process documents.
- Managing and developing the IASB’s knowledge of – and relationships with – international stakeholders from the accounting, business, investment, regulatory and standard-setting communities by undertaking outreach activities (for example correspondence, meetings and other communications).
- Acting as a credible and authoritative representative of the IASB:
- Preparing and delivering external presentations.
- Writing articles for publication by the IASB / external parties.
What you will need
- Previous experience in a relevant director-level role in accounting policy / standard-setting, auditing practice, banking or regulation.
- Detailed knowledge of – and experience in the application of – IFRS.
- Technical expertise in financial instruments and accounting for financial instruments.
- Previous experience of managing staff and leading technical projects.
Skills and attributes:
- Well-developed technical knowledge and analytical / research skills to prepare papers on a range of technical subjects.
- Ability to understand in detail a broad range of complex, financial reporting issues and to identify and develop practical solutions.
- Ability to understand and consider different standpoints on a particular technical issue and to challenge different positions constructively.
- Good standard of written and oral English and ability to write clearly and concisely.
- Ability to present effectively at – and to lead – meetings.
- Proven ability to provide effective leadership, to develop project plans and to manage projects to meet milestones.
- Strong team ethic and proven ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
- Ability to work independently but also collaboratively with others.
- Commitment to the objectives and processes of the IASB and to the ideals of standard-setting in the public interest.
To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 14 November 2012