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
Team: Stakeholder engagement is critical to fulfilling the IFRS Foundation’s mission. Based on the principles of transparency, full and fair consultation and accountability, the IASB stakeholder engagement team’s purpose is to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, obtain feedback to facilitate the development of high-quality IFRS Accounting Standards, and promote a common understanding of IFRS Accounting Standards to support their consistent application.
Reports to: IASB Technical Leadership Team member—Stakeholder Engagement
This individual will:
- lead the deepening of relationships with national standards-setters, who are an important stakeholder group for the IFRS Foundation, through close coordination with IASB and ISSB colleagues; and
- be responsible for maintaining and improving technical communications material.
1. Deepen the IASB’s relationships with NSS:
- Work with the IASB Chair and senior management 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 meetings), 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), including working with colleagues in the Translations, Adoption and Copyright team, and providing insights from the CRM about technical stakeholder engagement activities.
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):
- Work with the IASB Chair, EEG Chair/Vice-Chair, members and secretariat to plan meeting agendas.
- Maintain effective and constructive relationships with members and the organisations they represent.
- Supervise the organisation and administration of ASAF 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 management to plan the conference agenda.
- Supervise the organisation and administration of the conference.
- Commission, review and advise on conference papers/materials, prepared by IASB staff and member organisations.
5. Work with IASB project staff and the Communications team to maintain and improve technical stakeholder engagement communications materials:
- Assist project teams in developing technical communications (eg, presentation slides, website updates) to explain technical project development to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
- Streamline existing processes to facilitate more consistent and timely development of 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, high-level knowledge of IFRS Accounting Standards and the Conceptual Framework and understanding of the standard-setting process, including the roles of various parties.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills; the ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders and guide them towards positive outcomes in a timely manner.
- Enthusiastic, proactive and open-minded approach, with the ability to work effectively under pressure and remain positive even when faced with setbacks.
- Show 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 email@example.com. 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: 11 November 2022
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.