Candidates Sought to Serve on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Dec 16, 2020 | New York, NY | English

The IAASB is looking for highly qualified volunteers to serve on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) for an initial term of up to 3 years, commencing January 1, 2022.

The IAASB is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality international standards for auditing, quality control, review, other assurance, and related services.

The nominations process, with public interest oversight, aims to select the most suitable candidates for the available positions. Transition to a multi-stakeholder model in line with the Monitoring Group reforms[1] will be taken into consideration during the selection process.

All stakeholders, including the general public, are invited to apply or nominate candidates. The Nominating Committee is interested in candidates from a wide range of relevant backgrounds, including:

  • users of audited financial statements or assurance reports, including institutional investors and analysts, audit committee members, and individuals from the corporate governance community;
  • nominees from regulatory and audit inspection or oversight bodies;
  • preparers of financial reports;
  • academics;
  • national standard setters;
  • those working in the government sector; and
  • those who have expertise in technology as it relates to the audit and accountancy profession.

Candidates should ideally have experience with auditing and/or assurance issues and sufficient knowledge of the subject matters considered by the IAASB to be able to contribute effectively to the board’s work. English proficiency (both written and oral) is essential.

Nominations of highly qualified candidates from all regions are encouraged, with a particular emphasis on nominations from the Africa–Middle East and Latin America–Caribbean regions. Nominations of female candidates are also strongly encouraged.

Financial support to cover travel costs for attending board meetings is available for qualifying individuals and public members who do not have a nominating organization.

For more information, including details on number of open positions and positions where renewal of existing members is possible, and to learn how to submit an application, please see the Call for Nominations for IAASB in 2022, also available in Arabic, French and Spanish. The deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2021.

About the IAASB
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board 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).


[1] As outlined in the Monitoring Group’s paper, Strengthening The International Audit And Ethics Standard-Setting System, it is envisioned that the IAASB’s proposed composition will become effective in 2024 after a three-year transition and implementation period.


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