Based: London

Reports to: Technical Director

Purpose: To contribute to the delivery of a specific project


An Assistant Technical Manager is expected to provide support to Technical management and work under their supervision and direction. Although an Assistant Technical Manager might supervise a Technical Associate, they do not have responsibility for managing other staff.

We are especially interested in applications from candidates who would like to work with the IFRS Taxonomy and who, in addition to the requirements detailed in the job spec, have experience of assessing, defining and organising data and have knowledge of the role of electronic reporting and technology in financial reporting. Training in the IFRS Taxonomy will be provided for the right candidates.


  • Prepare International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and IFRS Interpretations Committee papers, staff papers, discussion papers, exposure drafts, IFRS Standards, IFRIC Interpretations, press releases, project summaries, feedback statements, effect analyses, web summaries, Q&A summaries, PowerPoint presentations and other related documents.
  • research specific accounting issues;
  • participate in formal presentations to constituents and, in conjunction with other staff, organise and participate in meetings with constituents relating to assigned projects to ascertain constituents' views and impart information on projects and the standard-setting process.
  • develop proposals for Board members to consider.
  • present recommendations at public Board meetings.
  • analyse comment letters.
  • consult external organisations.
  • present material competently at Board meetings with support from senior staff.
  • supervise the work of Technical Associates and contribute effectively to their professional development.
  • work under the direction of senior staff and be expected to use their initiative and to manage projects within the parameters set by senior staff (and the Board), and to provide effective support to other staff.
  • be self motivated.
  • initiate and lead small group meetings with the Board.

Although their focus is primarily on the technical aspects of a project, assistant technical managers must have an understanding of the wider set of risks to the project, including political issues.

Experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • educated to degree standard;
  • a good standard of written English language;
  • Masters degree or accountancy/CFA qualification;
  • experience of applying or interpreting IFRS Standards or other GAAP;
  • experience in financial reporting or accounting policy unit (or similar);
  • experience of writing technical documents in English;
  • experience of accounting, economics, finance, investment/banking, academia or standard-setting or regulator.

Personal attributes

All technical staff are expected to:

  • be able to write clearly and concisely in English.
  • have well developed analytical and research skills to prepare papers on a range of technical subjects.
  • have strong technical knowledge in their project responsibility areas, and be developing skills in other relevant areas.
  • understand the need for an evidence-informed approach.
  • have the ability to identify both the research requirements and the type of evidence to collect.
  • be able to present those papers to the Board in public meetings with the aim of ascertaining the views of Board members and helping them to reach decisions on the issues identified.
  • be able to use, or learn to use, technology such as PowerPoint and Word effectively and to a level that is appropriate for their level of work.
  • be able to develop project plans and meet milestones in accordance with the planned timetable.
  • set and meet performance targets.
  • work effectively with other people and have a strong team ethic.
  • take and provide direction.
  • have the confidence of the members of the Board or committee for which they provide support.
  • be committed to the objectives and processes of the Board and to the ideals of standard setting in the public interest.

Closing date:11 August 2017

To apply

To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter to which includes:

  • A succinct outline of why you meet the requirements of the role;
  • Your current salary; and
  • Your salary expectations.

Closing date: 11 August 2017 

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.

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