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Global Search Begins for Volunteer Members to Serve on the IPSASB

Nov 10, 2021 | New York, NY | English

Six volunteers are being sought to serve as members on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB).  The Nominating Committee has issued a call for nominations looking for candidates to serve for an initial term of up to three years, commencing January 1, 2023.

“Volunteers with diverse backgrounds and skills are essential to the development of high-quality international standards, as well as the promotion of IPSAS adoption,” said Ian Carruthers, IPSASB Chair. “I strongly encourage our key stakeholders to consider applying and/or nominating candidates. Participation in the IPSASB’s work is a valuable experience for both the volunteer as well as being beneficial for the nominating and/or employing organization."

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

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

Candidates will ideally have a public sector background and/or experience in standard setting to be able to contribute value to the work of the Board. English proficiency (both written and oral) is essential, as this is the language in which the IPSASB operates.

Regional balance is important to ensure diverse input from a wide range of jurisdictions to the Board’s discussions. Nominations of qualified candidates from all regions of the world are encouraged and, particularly from the Africa–Middle East and Latin America regions. Nominations from jurisdictions where English is not the native language are particularly encouraged. .

For more details and information on how to submit an application, please see the Call for Nominations

Deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2022.