Approximately 10% of the IASB's staff are seconded from other organisations. Examples include:

  • Practice Fellows – these individuals are seconded from the larger accounting firms, often due to their knowledge or expertise in specific technical accounting subjects, for periods of up to two years, in order to bring up-to-date knowledge of the practical application and implementation of accounting standards in professional practice. Individuals proposed by the firms are subject to our standard selection process and standard rates are paid to the firms for seconding them.
  • Industry Fellows – similar to Practice Fellows, these individuals come from major international companies, usually for up to two years, in order to bring up-to-date knowledge of the practical application and implementation of accounting standards in the corporate world. Individuals proposed by the firms are subject to our standard selection process and standard rates are paid to the firms for seconding them.
  • Visiting Fellows – these individuals are sent by government departments or national standard setters for periods of up to two years, and are paid for by their home employer. The purpose of the secondment is for the secondee to gain an insight into, and understanding of, the IASB, its functioning and its processes so that the secondment might serve to aid communications, increase co-operation, and strengthen the relationship between the IASB and the seconding body.

If you are interested in exploring any such opportunities, you should raise this within your own organisation in the first instance.

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