Reports to: Information Resources Manager

Duration: Permanent 

Based: London

Job Purpose: To provide research and current awareness support to the IFRS Foundation

Principal accountabilities


  • 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

To apply

Please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role to

Closing date: 21 June 2019

We may start the interview process before the closing date, so please apply without delay.

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