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Location: Beijing (PR of China) and Frankfurt am Main (Germany) preferred (office-based role, with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered)
Duration: Permanent or fixed term secondment
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: Full-time

About the role

Team: The Regulatory Affairs team is intended to be a centre of excellence on global, regional and jurisdictional regulatory developments, with a particular focus on IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards (ISSB Standards). The team is at the early stage of establishment and therefore roles and responsibilities will evolve however, core responsibilities are outlined below.

Reports to: Director of Regulatory Affairs

We are seeking to appoint three Regulatory Affairs Managers, each focussing on a particular region: Africa, Asia, Europe & Middle East. The Regulatory Affairs Managers will play a key role in the development and implementation of an effective regulatory engagement strategy to support the global adoption and consistent application of IFRS Standards.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Regulatory Affairs and other senior staff with establishing an effective regulatory outreach strategy.
  • Project manage and monitor jurisdictional consultations, responding or engaging relevant Foundation staff as appropriate.
  • Build and manage relationships with global, regional and jurisdictional regulatory bodies to ensure a good understanding of the Foundation’s standard-setting developments. Key stakeholder groups include global bodies (such as IOSCO, FSB, BCBS, IAIS and IFASS), jurisdictional securities regulators, accounting and sustainability national standard-setters, corporate reporting oversight authorities and international audit/assurance standard-setters (including the IAASB and IESBA).
  • Develop a Jurisdictional Adoption Guide to support the regulatory adoption of ISSB Standards.
  • Conduct research and, analysis and report on regulatory initiatives relating to the adoption of ISSB Standards into jurisdictional regulatory frameworks.
  • Oversee the monitoring of jurisdictional adoption and the Foundation’s jurisdictional profiles.
  • Establish and maintain a centralised repository of information relevant to regulatory outreach and adoption, including engagements with regulatory stakeholders.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders from across the organisation to facilitate feedback on regulatory developments and perspectives on the content and application of ISSB Standards. This includes the ISSB technical standard-setting, market engagement and strategic affairs & capacity building teams and relevant IASB teams.
  • Deliver regulatory- and policy-related updates on sustainability-related disclosures to relevant IFRS stakeholder groups, including the IFRS Sustainability Alliance and the ISSB Investor Advisory Group (IIAG).
  • Work with technical and capacity building teams to contribute to the development of external and internal regulatory- and policy-related communications, educational and capacity building materials and events, including speaking engagements.
  • Undertake other ad hoc tasks as required in a fast-paced regulatory affairs role.

Skills, experience & qualifications sought


  • Previous experience in a relevant international relationship management or regulatory affairs role, engaging with the financial regulatory community at global, regional and jurisdictional levels, ideally with a focus on Africa, Asia, Europe or the Middle East.
  • Demonstrable understanding of capital markets, their frameworks and the regulatory landscape in which IFRS Standards operate.
  • Understanding of—and commitment to—the Foundation’s mission.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of sustainability reporting standards, frameworks and regulations and corporate sustainability reporting matters.
  • Detailed understanding of international financial institutions, global and jurisdictional capital market regulators, and accounting and sustainability standard-setters and how they work.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including at a senior level, to gain consensus and deliver positive outcomes in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates diplomacy, gravitas and the ability to engage credibly and effectively with policymakers, regulators and standard-setters, taking strategic, diplomatic and political sensitivities into account.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, strategic awareness and the ability to analyse the landscape.
  • Listens actively and demonstrates open-mindedness; synthesises and summarises feedback accurately and completely.
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness; anticipates problems and develops contingency plans and solutions; comfortable with ambiguity and unpredictability.
  • Able to balance broader, strategic considerations and long-term priorities, as well as day to day operations, to keep tasks moving forward.
  • Strong project management skills; detailed oriented with the ability to manage complex projects.
  • Focuses on team’s contributions over individual contributions; willing to take on tasks within a small team.
  • Willingness to undertake international travel.


  • Understanding of corporate finance, financial reporting and audit and assurance.
  • Previous experience of delivering capacity building activities at scale, including training and education sessions.
  • Experience using CRM software (Salesforce) to track contacts and relationship status.
  • Relevant graduate-level qualification.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English.

To apply

Please send a detailed CV/résumé to Please include the following information or your application may not be considered:

  • the job title/position you are interested in and the location of the job (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: 22 September 2023

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.


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