International Accounting Standards Board member

About the Board

The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation, which works in the public interest. Our mission is to develop International Financial Reporting Standards® that bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world. Our work serves the public interest by fostering trust, growth and long-term financial stability in the global economy.

IFRS Standards are set by the Foundation’s standard-setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board (Board). The Board is an independent group of experts with an appropriate mix of recent practical experience in setting accounting standards, in preparing, auditing, or using financial reports, and in accounting education.

Role responsibilities

In line with the Foundation’s Constitution we are seeking three candidates with substantial senior experience, and on this occasion, specifically gained as investors or preparers, to fill three vacancies: one from the Americas, one from Asia-Oceania and one from Africa, to:

  • Serve as a member of a collegial, international body and contribute to the development and review of IFRS Standards.
  • Provide input and guidance to staff and act as a sounding board on a range of complex financial reporting issues.
  • Enhance confidence and trust in the standard-setting process by proactively liaising and building relationships with a range of global stakeholders and engage in activities in support of the consistent application of IFRS Standards.
  • Move forward the development of IFRS Standards by guiding, facilitating and providing thought leadership for standard setting technical projects.
  • Proactively identify emerging accounting issues.

Role requirements

These are senior and prestigious appointments, which require:

  • Demonstrable and in-depth understanding of the global economic environment and a combination of technical expertise and diversity of international business and market experience gained from backgrounds such as an auditor, preparer, user of financial statements, market and/or financial regulator or in academia.
  • Excellent strategic and analytical thinking skills combined with a pragmatic mindset.
  • Team player with personal impact who can work collegially with a range of individuals from across the globe.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, with the ability to represent the Board effectively and to listen and consider the views of others.
  • A commitment to serving the public interest.
  • Appointments are for a term of five years. Consideration will be given to a second term of usually a further three years and a maximum of five.

For further details, view full role specification.

How to Apply

Board Members are appointed by the Trustees of the IFRS Foundation through an open and rigorous process. Please indicate your interest by sending a covering letter and curriculum vitae, addressed to Sheila Fraser, Chair of the Nominating Committee, IFRS Foundation, via email to

Applications should be received by 22 March 2019.

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