Reports to: Information Resources Manager
Job Purpose: To provide research and current awareness support to the IFRS Foundation
- Work with all staff across the Foundation to support evidence-based research within their various work areas, including research into accounting, companies, industries and regulation;
- Advise staff on search strategies and appropriate resources to facilitate their own independent research.
- Respond to quick turnaround research enquiries, including fact finding and document delivery;
- Execute research on longer term projects requiring in-depth investigation and analysis;
- Maintain an interactive role with individuals and teams during the course of a project, responding to their research needs proactively as part of the project life cycle;
- Use appropriate external literature and internal data sources, resources and expertise to execute research;
- Design questionnaires in SurveyMonkey and manage the process of delivering them to external parties;
- Present the results achieved in an appropriate format which might include summaries, reports, and spreadsheets including graphics.
Monitoring / current awareness
- Compile a daily digest of press stories relevant to the Foundation;
- Compile a monthly digest of research reports relevant to the Foundation’s research projects;
- Run regular and ad hoc topic-based searches for project teams;
- Keep a watching brief on topics of interest to project teams.
- Advise staff on sources, resources and techniques to achieve desired research conclusions;
- Induct new staff by demonstrating the resources they have access to and explaining the remit of the information management team;
- Support the Information Resources Manager in the ongoing training of staff on research products and techniques.
- Maintain a hard copy library and process acquisitions;
- Maintain lists and document libraries on SharePoint;
- Advise on naming conventions and document management best practices;
- Support the systems and data analyst with comment letter processing during busy periods/holidays.
Skills and attributes
- Good standard of written and oral English and an ability to write and present findings clearly and concisely
- Strong team ethic and proven ability to form positive working relationships and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels
- Ability to work flexibly and adapt to changing priorities
- Positive and responsive attitude to problem-solving
- Ability to work and make decisions autonomously, whilst remaining alert to the need to consult with and update colleagues as appropriate
- High level of attention to detail
- Strong analytical and numerical skills, ability to gather facts / statistics, identify trends / patterns
- Commitment to the objectives and processes of the IASB and to the ideals of standard-setting in the public interest
- Confident in dealing directly with senior staff and Board members
Qualifications and experience
- Educated to degree level, or equivalent work experience;
- Experience providing information or research in a busy environment;
- Familiarity with online literature and financial databases such as Ebsco, Nexis, AlphaSense, and Capital IQ;
- Knowledge or interest in the areas of business economics, finance or professional services;
- Good knowledge of SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Qualified in library or information management
Please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 21 June 2019
We may start the interview process before the closing date, so please apply without delay.