IFAC & IAASB eNews Special Edition: Working for the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Aug 30, 2016 | English

Are you seeking an exceptional senior leadership opportunity that combines your understanding of the public interest role of auditing and assurance standards with your desire to make a difference on a global stage?

The accountancy profession is a truly global profession underpinned by high-quality international standards. The International Audit and Assurance Standards Board’s International Standards on Audit, which help support strong global financial markets and the world’s economy, are among the most important international standards.

“Working for the IAASB provides a rich and diverse experience, and the opportunity to help enhance the quality and consistency of practice throughout the world in the public interest,” according to James Gunn, Managing Director, Professional Standards.

Under the direction of the Technical Director, a team of 10 professionals assists the IAASB in serving the public interest by setting high-quality international standards for auditing, assurance, and other related areas, and by facilitating their adoption and implementation.

Beverly Bahlmann, IAASB Deputy Director, enjoys the collaborative, multi-cultural, and collegial environment. She says, “The IAASB’s agenda challenges me to stay abreast of developments and future trends, to think strategically, and to innovate. I have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the work of the IAASB, and interact with stakeholders from around the world.”

The IAASB is seeking a Technical Director. Based in New York, this uniquely impactful role requires deep knowledge of audit and assurance, strong understanding of standard setting, and exceptional leadership ability. In return, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with senior members of the global accountancy profession, the regulatory community, and other key stakeholders in support of, and to enhance, global public trust;
  • Manage the international audit and assurance standard-setting program, and influence the direction, shape, and content of leading-edge standard-setting projects; and
  • Lead and develop a dynamic team of high-quality individuals in a  diverse, and collegial environment, fostering strong relations with colleagues and peers who are passionate about international standard setting.

This is a role that makes a difference. For further information about the position and how to apply, please see the IAASB Technical Director job description.

The IAASB is one of four independent international standard-setting boards whose operating structures are supported by the International Federation of Accountants. Most standard setting staff positions for the IAASB and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants are based in New York, US. Standard-setting staff positions that support the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board and International Accounting Education Standards Board are based in Toronto, Canada.



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