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Location: Canary Wharf, London (United Kingdom). Office-based role with flexible, hybrid office/home working offered
Duration: Permanent
Salary: Competitive, plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week

About the role

We are looking for a digital reporting, accounting or sustainability reporting professional to join as an IASB Technical Staff member at the forefront of digital financial reporting and standards development. You will support the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) by contributing to the development of digital reporting frameworks (taxonomies) for IFRS Accounting Standards and IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.

Principal accountabilities

  • Identifying IFRS accounting and sustainability reporting requirements, arising from new/amended Standards or reporting practice, to develop new digital taxonomy content
  • Researching and analysing reporting requirements and practice
  • Defining data/technical architecture and modelling digital reporting data/taxonomy content
  • Consulting with staff, the IASB and ISSB to ensure digital taxonomy content is consistent with the Standards and its development follows the organisation’s due process
  • Engaging with the IFRS Taxonomy Consultative Group on issues relating to digital taxonomy development
  • Engaging with constituents who are implementing the digital taxonomy (preparers, software vendors, regulators and other taxonomy users) to help ensure consistent and accurate implementation

Strong project management skills:

  • Planning, implementation and overseeing all associated administrative tasks. 
  • Experience in preparing technical board papers with attention to detail. 
  • Ability to review and revise document drafts to ensure accuracy and clarity. 
  • Support in creating and delivering board presentations, ensuring key messages are effectively communicated.

Technical knowledge and thinking abilities:

  • Demonstrable knowledge of digital financial reporting, ideally with previous experience of working with digital financial taxonomies and mapping/tagging financial reports using a digital taxonomy
  • Demonstrable knowledge of—and experience in—applying IFRS Accounting Standards, and/or familiarity with IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards, and interest in digital financial reporting
  • Identifies, understands and analyses issues
  • Proposes well-reasoned recommendations and draws out implications, including cost/benefit analysis
  • Displays impartiality, balance and openness in developing, defending and accepting alternative views

Managing self and relationships:

  • Is enthusiastic, proactive and motivated, working effectively under pressure, and remains positive even when faced with setbacks
  • Focused on team’s contributions over individual contributions
  • Constructively addresses disagreements and conflicts in a timely manner
  • Delegates work effectively and appropriately
  • Takes ownership and responsibility for the quality of the work output, regularly communicating progress and escalating issues appropriately
  • Promptly communicates reasons for changes to plans, as necessary
  • Strives for continuous improvement, within resources, priorities and deadlines

Effective communications:

  • Communicates in a concise, clear and well-structured way, appropriately tailored to the audience
  • Presents issues, evidence, analysis and recommendations in a neutral manner. 
  • Persuades based on evidence and balanced analysis
  • Drafts and reviews board papers and due process documents with robust analyses of alternative views, defensible support of recommendation and clear, simple, logical and consistent articulation
  • Uses innovative design to enhance clarity and visual appeal to best convey the big picture
  • Presents effectively to internal and external audiences and manages questions and comments competently
  • Listens actively
  • Understands others' viewpoints and summarises accurately and completely

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 (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.

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