Notice of the Call for Nominations: Candidates Sought for Independent Standard-Setting Boards

Nov 20, 2014 | New York, New York | English

The Notice of the Call for Nominations for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards in 2016 was issued today. The Notice of the Call sets out the upcoming opportunities for membership on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board® (IAASB®), International Accounting Education Standards Board™ (IAESB™), International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants® (IESBA®), and International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board® (IPSASB®).

For 2016, there are 25 vacancies on the independent standard-setting boards. All vacancies on the boards are open for nominations by all stakeholders, including professional accountancy and international organizations, governmental agencies, firms, and the public. Nominations of non-accountants for the public member vacancies are strongly encouraged.

The official Call for Nominations for the Independent Standard-Setting Boards in 2016 will be issued on January 14, 2015, and nominations may be submitted from January 14 to March 15, 2015. The Notice of the Call is issued in advance of the Call for Nominations to allow sufficient time for all stakeholders to prepare for the next nominations cycle.

To assist nominating organizations and self-nominees, the International Federation of Accountants® (IFAC®) has published Developing a Nominations Strategy, which was also released today. Along with the Notice of the Call, the documents provide information on the relevant membership qualifications, including the required time commitment and performance expectations for volunteers and to offer strategic and practical guidance in identifying the most qualified candidate for each available position.

The Nominating Committee follows an open and transparent process to select the best candidates for the available positions, while also aiming to achieve gender, regional, and professional balance. For more information about the Nominating Committee, its due process, or guidance in selecting the best candidate, please visit Nominating Committee web page.

About the IAASB
The IAASB develops auditing and assurance standards and guidance for use by all professional accountants under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAASB, and the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAASB are facilitated by IFAC.

About the IAESB
The IAESB develops education standards, guidance, and information papers for use by IFAC member bodies under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAESB, and the IAESB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAESB are facilitated by IFAC.

About the IESBA
The IESBA develops ethics standards and other pronouncements for professional accountants worldwide under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IESBA, and the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and other pronouncements. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IESBA are facilitated by IFAC. Please visit www.ethicsboard.org for more information, and follow us on Twitter @Ethics_Board.

About the IPSASB
The IPSASB develops accounting standards and guidance for use by public sector entities. It receives support (both direct financial and in-kind) from the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, the South African Accounting Standards Board, and the governments of Canada, New Zealand, and Switzerland. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IPSASB are facilitated by IFAC.

About IFAC
IFAC is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. Founded in 1977, it is comprised of over 175 members and associates in 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing approximately 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.

 
 
 

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