Prof. Arnold Schilder to Continue Chairing the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board Through 2018

Apr 06, 2017 | New York, New York | English

The Public Interest Oversight Board has approved an extension of Prof. Arnold Schilder’s term as Chairman of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) through 2018. This exceptional extension beyond Prof. Schilder’s normal term is due to the current review of potential enhancements to international standard-setting arrangements being undertaken by key stakeholders.

Since his initial appointment in 2009, Prof. Schilder has played a key role in guiding the IAASB as it strives to enhance the quality and consistency of auditing and assurance practices throughout the world. There are now 113 jurisdictions around the world using or in the process of adopting the clarified International Standards on Auditing.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to continue to lead the IAASB, particularly at this time,” said Prof. Schilder. “We are now in the midst of intense deliberations on changes to a number of fundamental standards underpinning high-quality audits, including those addressing accounting estimates, auditor risk assessments, group audits, and quality control. In addition, we are continuing our work on the implications of data analytics, professional skepticism, emerging forms of external reporting, and the needs of small- and medium-sized entities."

Prof. Schilder has brought a wealth of prior experience to his work on the IAASB. He was a member of the Managing Board of the Dutch Central Bank, responsible in particular for banking regulation and supervision. He has served as the chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's Accounting Task Force and was nominated by the Basel Committee to be a member of the Public Interest Oversight Board when it was first established. Earlier in his career he was president of Royal NIVRA (now Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants) and was an audit practitioner for nearly 26 years, serving small- and medium-sized entities and as an international audit partner. He also served as a part-time professor of auditing at the Universities of Amsterdam and Maastricht.

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 the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). For copyright, trademark, and permissions information, please go to permissions or contact


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