Four of the International Federation of Accountants’ standard-setting boards are looking for new members with the right stuff.

IFAC has issued a Call for Nominations on behalf of three of its standard-setting boards seeking highly qualified candidates for 2016. The call for nominations includes the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, the International Accounting Education Standards Board, the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants, and the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board.

In 2016, there will be 25 vacancies on the various independent standard-setting boards, including the chair of the IPSASB, for which a separate Call for Applications was issued in December with a deadline of February 6.

All the vacancies are open for nominations from various types of stakeholders, including professional accountancy and international organizations, government agencies, regulators, accounting firms and the public. IFAC noted that nominations of non-accountants for the public member vacancies are strongly encouraged.

Factors that will be taken into consideration include experience, a good understanding of international issues that affect the work of a specific board, technical skills and knowledge of the board’s strategic objectives and current work plan. Candidates also need to be proficient in English and able to commit the necessary time. Financial support for travel is available for those who qualify, along with public members.
Nominations can be submitted through the Nominations Database, for which the instructions are included in the Call for Nominations document. All applications should be submitted before March 15, 2015. IFAC noted that any nominations submitted after March 15, 2015 will be reviewed at the discretion of the Nominating Committee. More information on the Nominating Committee and its process is available on the Nominating Committee’s Web page.