Global Search Begins for New International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board Members

Nov 27, 2019 | English

The IFAC Nominating Committee is seeking to fill seven vacancies on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB), including one for a public member. These Board Members will serve an initial term of up to 3 years, commencing January 1, 2021.

To enhance diversity on the Board, the Nominating Committee is particularly interested in receiving nominations of female candidates and nominations from the following regions: Asia, Africa-Middle East, and Latin America-Caribbean.

Candidates will ideally have a public sector background, a strong interest in technical accounting issues and/or experience in standard setting to be able to contribute value to the work of the Board. English proficiency is essential, as this is the language in which the IPSASB operates.

Nominations from a wide range of relevant backgrounds are sought, including, but not limited to, candidates from:

  • Preparers of accrual-based financial statements, such those reporting directly or indirectly in accordance with IPSAS or being in the process of transitioning to IPSAS or another accrual-based accounting framework.
  • Ministries of Finance and Treasury departments.
  • International and regional development organizations.
  • Public sector external auditors.
  • Users of general purpose financial reports, such as parliamentarians, budget offices, and credit-rating agencies.

All stakeholders, including the general public, IFAC member organizations, and the Forum of Firms are invited to nominate candidates.

The IPSASB is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality accounting standards for use by public sector entities around the world in the preparation of general purpose financial reports.

Deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2020. Please see the Call for Nominations for more details and information on how to submit an application.



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