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Stephenie Fox Appointed to Direct IFAC's International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board

Aug 30, 2006 | New York | English

Stephenie Fox, CA, has been named Technical Director for the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB), an independent standard-setting board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). Ms. Fox, who will be based in Toronto, Canada, will assume the position on September 1.

Ms. Fox has extensive experience in public sector accounting standard setting and in working with all levels of government, in addition to having worked with public accounting firms. She most recently served as a Senior Reviewer for the Canadian Public Accountability Board. Prior to this, she worked for over twelve years as a Principal of the Public Sector Accounting Standards Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. While in this position, she participated on the steering committee for the IPSASB's project on non-exchange revenue.

"Stephenie's technical expertise and strong communications and leadership skills will be of great assistance to the IPSASB as it continues its work of developing financial reporting standards for governments worldwide," states Ian Ball, IFAC Chief Executive. "In this way, she will play a key role in improving the quality of financial reporting and financial management of public sector entities."

Stephenie Fox takes over from Paul Sutcliffe who is retiring as full-time Technical Director. Mr. Sutcliffe will continue to work for the IPSASB on specific projects as a Senior Advisor on a part-time basis. The IPSASB focuses on the accounting and financial reporting needs of national, regional, and local governments, related governmental agencies, and the constituencies they serve. A primary goal of the IPSASB is to achieve convergence in financial reporting between different governments, with the private sector, and between financial reporting and economic statistics.

IFAC is the worldwide organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC's current membership consists of approximately 160 professional accountancy bodies in 120 countries, representing more than 2.5 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry and commerce. IFAC, through its independent standard-setting boards, sets international standards on ethics, auditing and assurance, education, and public sector accounting. It also issues guidance to encourage high-quality performance by professional accountants in business.