Candidates Sought to Serve on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Nov 27, 2019 | English
A global search has begun for highly qualified volunteers to fill seven volunteer openings on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) as Board Member for an initial term of up to 3 years, commencing January 1, 2021.
As a result of the IAASB’s normal rotation cycle, the current search, being conducted by a nominating committee, is for one public member, one non-practitioner member and five practitioner members. All stakeholders, including the general public, are invited to apply or nominate candidates.
For public member and non-practitioner vacancies, the nominating committee is interested in candidates from a wide range of relevant backgrounds, including: users of audited financial statements or assurance reports (e.g. institutional investors and analysts, audit committee members, and individuals from the corporate governance community); regulatory and audit inspection or oversight bodies; preparers of financial reports; academics; and individuals in the government sector.
For practitioner vacancies, nominations of candidates from small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) are strongly encouraged.
Candidates should have experience with auditing and/or assurance issues and sufficient knowledge of the subject matters considered by the IAASB to be important to contribute effectively to the board’s work. English proficiency is essential and gender balance remains an area of focus for the board. Additionally, nominations from currently underrepresented regions (Latin America, Africa and the Middle East), are strongly encouraged.
The IAASB is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting, under its own authority, high-quality international standards. The nominations process, with public interest oversight, aims to select the most suitable candidates for the available positions, while also aiming to achieve gender, regional and professional balance.
For more information and to learn how to submit an application before the January 31, 2020 deadline, please visit the nominating committee’s web page.