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Candidates Sought to Serve on Audit and Ethics Independent Standard-Setting Boards

Nov 29, 2018 | English

The Call for Nominations for 2020 volunteer opportunities to serve on the independent international audit and ethics standard-setting boards is now open.

There are five volunteer openings on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and six volunteer opportunities on the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), including public member positions.  

High-quality international standards that underpin the global accountancy profession are developed by independent standard-setting boards comprised of dedicated volunteers committed to the public interest.

Nominations for these volunteer positions are open to all stakeholders, including institutional investors and analysts, audit committee members, corporate governance professionals, academics, regulators, policy makers, standard setters as well as individuals from governmental agencies, accountancy firms and the general public. Nominations of non-accountants for the public member vacancies are strongly encouraged. Travel support is available to public members, self-nominees and qualified candidates from developing nations.

Candidates should have strong knowledge of the subject matters considered by a particular board and be fluent in English. While selection for a board is based on objective review of qualifications and experience, the nominations process is focused on encouraging a diverse pool of candidates. Nominations of highly qualified candidates from Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Caribbean and Asia are strongly encouraged. Nominations of female candidates from all regions are particularly welcome.

Nominations can be submitted through the Nominations Database before February 15, 2019. For more details regarding available positions and membership requirements, please see the Call.

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.


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

About the IESBA
The IESBA is an independent standard-setting board that develops and issues, in the public interest, high-quality ethical standards and other pronouncements for professional accountants worldwide. Through its activities, the IESBA develops the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, which establishes ethical requirements for professional accountants. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IESBA are facilitated by IFAC. Please visit for more information, and follow us on Twitter @Ethics_Board.