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Location: London, UK
Duration: Permanent

About the Role

Reports to: Manager Translation, Adoption & Copyright

Position summary: To support the progress of adoption of both IFRS Accounting Standards and IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards by working with entities and jurisdictions before, during and post-adoption.

Principle Accountabilities

Support entities that are adopting IFRS Accounting Standards and IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards as law:

  • Work with entities and jurisdictions who are in the process of adopting IFRS Standards, providing information on IFRS adoption policies and support on translation procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate contracts are in place, following up on deliverables and other contractual obligations.
  • Negotiate with external parties, explaining adoption and translation policies in clear precise terms.
  • Be the central liaison and coordinator between senior management, Trustees, external affairs team and National Standard-setters to obtain their support to work jointly to progress negotiations towards adoption of the Standards.
  • Work closely with legal team to put contracts in place.
  • Support external parties prior, during and after adoption as a designated relationship manager (maintaining communication and cooperation, answering queries, liaison with technical staff).

Manage the translation process to deliver high-quality translations to time and to budget:

  • Support partners that are licensed to produce translations in accordance with IFRS Foundation policy and procedures.
  • Communicate with translators and other process participants to ensure sufficient capacity for planned translations and to ensure that resources are well-managed
  • Negotiate quotes and deadlines with translators for production of an annual in-house language product, plan and track the project in accordance with the budget.
  • Liaise with Editorial and Technical staff in case of questions regarding the English text.
  • Prepare source files and allocate translation and review tasks.
  • Manage the review process with volunteer review committees.

Other duties:

  • Produce regular and timely status reports for internal and external use.
  • Troubleshoot client and supplier issues, providing accurate information to internal and external clients in an appropriate format.
  • Liaise with colleagues and provide input for planning, resourcing and cost estimating of in-house translation projects.
  • Manage a small portfolio of commercial licences and permissions.
  • Manage and leverage relationships with partner organisations and relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with IFRS technical board members and staff to seek support for the adoption work.
  • Contribute to policy work.
  • Carry out administrative tasks related to English and translations file management (such as file preparation and distribution), proofreading, maintaining of terminology, reporting of adoption status, preparation of newsletters etc.

Qualifications and experience

  • Work experience in project management, stakeholder management, international relations is essential.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with copyright licensing contracts.
  • Degree-level qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Fluency in additional languages would be highly desirable (French, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese are of particular relevance).
  • Experience of working with high profile stakeholders in a diplomatic and efficient manner.
  • Work experience on a global level would be highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of Computer-Assisted Translation tools such as Trados would be desirable
  • Medium proficiency with Microsoft Office products.

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills and in particular the ability to write clear and accurate reports in English.
  • Strong negotiation skills, with tact and diplomacy.
  • Fastidious attention to detail.
  • Highly organised and focused, able to multi-task and manage workload to ensure that priorities are met.
  • A motivated, confident and customer-focussed team-player who enjoys working with people.
  • Ability to form positive working relationships and to work effectively and sensitively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work and make decisions autonomously, whilst recognising the importance of process & compliance.

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
  • cover email or letter detailing how you meet the specified role requirements and your salary expectations.

We reserve the right to close the advert earlier and interview candidates prior to the close date.

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.

Closing date: Ongoing

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