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Location: Canary Wharf, London (United Kingdom) (office-based role, with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered)
Duration: Fixed term (two-years)
Salary: £35,000+, plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time)

About the role

The Assistant Technical Staff (ATS) role is the IASB’s entry-level standard-setting position. It is intended for those at an early stage in their careers who are interested in learning about—and contributing to—global accounting standard-setting. 

It is a two-year appointment, during which time you will gain international work experience, develop your professional skills, technical accounting knowledge and understanding of the standard-setting process and the interaction with global stakeholders/groups. After two years it is expected that you will move into a role in the accounting profession or in industry.


ATS members work together to provide a pool of technical administrative support for IASB projects and teams. The specific role of an ATS member varies according to their project assignment and where each project is in the standard-setting process and project life-cycle. This job description [PDF] outlines the competencies required and the general role responsibilities, which are:

  1. Undertake research on a range of accounting and IFRS-related issues.
  2. Draft a variety of documents and materials for internal and external use, including staff papers and due process documents.
  3. Attend and support meetings with IASB staff, Board Members, advisory groups and other external stakeholders.

Skills, experience & qualifications sought

Candidates who wish to be considered for this role must:

  • Demonstrate some knowledge of IFRS Accounting Standards and an interest in learning about—and contributing to—the IASB’s standard-setting projects and process, their purpose and the Foundation’s mission.
  • Demonstrate a strong team ethic, a positive and proactive attitude and a high level of attention to detail, combined with excellent spoken and written English communication skills.
  • Have some previous experience of undertaking detailed research and writing.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Have a university degree (or equivalent qualification) in accounting or a related subject.

To Apply

Please send your application materials to: 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
  • detailed CV/resume; 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.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified individuals from outside the UK. Relocation support (including obtaining the correct Right to Work in the UK) is provided to successful candidates who are required to relocate from outside of the UK.

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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