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The work of the International Ethics Board for Accountants would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of the IESBA Staff.

Our dynamic, collaborative and multi-cultural team of technical staff supports the Board in delivering the IESBA Strategy and Work Plan. Among its key responsibilities, the staff conducts project research; engages with a wide range of stakeholders to present IESBA developments, seek diverse perspectives to inform the IESBA’s deliberations, and promote the IESBA’s work; develops or supports the development of standards, guidance, consultation papers and thought leadership publications; and leads or participates in discussions of the IESBA, the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group (CAG), and the IESBA-National Standard Setters liaison group. 

IESBA staff members are experienced professionals from all over the world and from a variety of professional backgrounds. Our team includes both permanent staff as well as staff fellows, who are seconded to the IESBA for a set period. Each team member brings unique skillsets, allowing us the flexibility and agility we need to support the broad-spectrum work of the Board. At the same time, all team members share a passion for elevating ethics in the public interest.

Outreach beyond the accountancy profession is critical to the IESBA’s work and our staff serves as a conduit between the Board and global leaders from the IESBA’s diverse stakeholder community, including regulators, standard setters, government organizations, investors, preparers, the corporate governance community, and other international stakeholder groups.

Learn more about how you can advance your career through an international standard-setting role, and see the listing of our open positions in the Careers section of our website.

—Ken Siong, Program and Senior Director


Staff Fellow Program

Through the International Foundation for Ethics and Audit, the IESBA participates in a Staff Fellow Program where professionals from around the world fellows areare seconded to join the IESBA staff from various organizations. Staff Fellows They are senior members of our team, working alongside IESBA staff, members, and technical advisors from across the global profession.

Staff Fellows hold a variety of responsibilities, may participate in several activities, such as research and information gathering, outreach with our many global stakeholder groups, IESBA and task force meetings, and developing non-authoritative guidance.

Learn more about the IFEA Staff Fellow Program.

Misha Pieters

Meet Our 2018 Staff Fellow

Misha Pieters was an IESBA Fellow in 2018, seconded from the External Reporting Board in New Zealand, where she was Senior Project Manager – Assurance Standards. During her time with us, Misha worked on the project to restructure the IESBA Code of Ethics and the first iteration of the digital e-Code.

What is your current job?

Director – Assurance Standards at the XRB and technical advisor to Greg Schollum on the IAASB

What was your role and responsibilities on the IESBA team?

Drafting the Basis for Conclusions on the Restructure of the IESBA Code project and working on the digitization project, resulting in the first e-Code.

Which project was your favorite to work on?

Probably the e-Code; it was something very different and involved working with a much wider range of people.

How did the Staff Fellowship help you as a professional?

There are so many benefits of working internationally. In summary, it gave me much deeper insights into complexity and diversity, which gave me many opportunities for personal growth.

What knowledge did you take back to your job when the secondment ended?

I learnt a lot more about the processes at the standard-setting boards and the context in which they operate, and really benefitted from a broader, more international perspective on the issues being considered.

What was your favorite part about working with the IESBA?

The people—getting to know and develop relationships with the IESBA staff and board members. Also working and living in New York was the opportunity of lifetime.

Do you have advice for someone interested in being a Staff Fellow with the IESBA?

Be genuinely curious to learn as well as contribute.