Location: Canary Wharf, London (United Kingdom). Office-based role with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered
Duration: Permanent or secondment
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week
About the role
Reports to: IASB Technical Leadership Team member—Stakeholder Engagement
Team: The work of the IASB stakeholder engagement team is critical to fulfilling the IFRS Foundation’s mission by building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, obtaining feedback to facilitate the development of IFRS Accounting Standards, and promoting a common understanding of IFRS Accounting Standards to support their consistent application.
This role is responsible for further developing the Foundation’s engagement (relationships, plans, activities and communications) with national standards-setters (NSS), who are an important stakeholder group. You will also support IASB technical staff with developing technical communication and outreach materials.
This is an all-round role that requires practical understanding of the global accounting landscape, strong stakeholder management and communication skills, a high level of credibility to engage with external stakeholders and internal colleagues, and the organisational skill and tenacity to guide individuals and groups towards positive outcomes in a timely and constructive manner
1. Manage the IASB’s relationship and engagement with NSS:
- Work with the IASB Chair and senior staff to develop and implement a strategy to deepen relationships with NSS.
- Manage effective and constructive relationships with NSS by acting as a credible and authoritative representative of the IASB and a liaison for these groups.
- Support IASB members and staff attending NSS meetings (eg AOSSG, EFRAG TEG, IFASS), including preparing meeting materials (slide decks, meeting papers and briefing notes).
- Advise IASB staff on the role of NSS and the expertise/resources available from the groups.
- Monitor and maintain NSS contacts in Salesforce (CRM system), providing reports/insights about technical stakeholder engagement activities.
- Work with colleagues in the Translations, Adoption and Copyright team on adoption and licensing-related queries.
2. Coach and mentor NSS secondees working as IASB Technical Fellows, including undertaking performance reviews.
3. Manage engagement with two consultative groups: the Accounting Standards Advisory Forum (ASAF) and Emerging Economies Group (EEG):
- Maintain effective and constructive relationships with members and their representative organisations.
- Work with the relevant Chair-person, members and secretariat to plan and organise meetings.
- Commission, review and advise on meeting papers/materials.
4. Supervise the annual World Standard Setters (WSS) Conference:
- Work with the IASB Chair and senior staff to plan the conference agenda.
- Supervise the organisation and administration of the conference.
- Commission, review and advise on conference papers/materials prepared by staff and other participants.
5. Work with IASB project staff and the Communications team to develop technical stakeholder engagement communications materials:
- Assist project teams in developing technical communications (eg, presentation slides, website updates) to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
- Streamline existing processes to facilitate the development of more consistent and timely technical communication materials. This includes developing and maintaining a library of PowerPoint slides supporting stakeholder engagement on the IASB work plan, including a monthly update.
Skills, experience and qualifications sought
- Previous experience in an international, relationship management role is essential, preferably within a technical, financial reporting environment.
- Demonstrable knowledge of IFRS Accounting Standards and understanding of the standard-setting process and relevant stakeholders.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills; the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals and groups.
- Proactive and open-minded approach, with the ability to work effectively under pressure and remain positive even when faced with setbacks.
- High level of organisational skill, rigour, consistency, attention to detail and a hands-on approach to work.
- Demonstrates strong written and oral English language skills; the ability to communicate in a concise, clear and well-structured manner and to create engaging and understandable materials, appropriately tailored to the audience.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the Foundation’s objectives and to the ideals of standard-setting in the public interest.
- Strong MS Office skills and an aptitude for using CRM software (Salesforce).
Please send a detailed CV/résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information or your application may not be considered:
- the job title/position you are interested in (in the subject line of your email); and
- covering email/letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.
Closing date: Ongoing
Interviews are held via video conference as part of our standard international recruitment process.
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 four weeks of the closing date you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful.