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Nominations open for Board Members to Join the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants

Nov 27, 2019 | English

A global search has begun for highly qualified volunteers to join the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) as board members for an initial term of up to 3 years, commencing January 1, 2021. The search, being conducted by a nominating committee, is for five non-practitioner and public members and one practitioner member.

Candidates should have experience with issues relating to ethics and independence and sufficient knowledge of the subject matters considered by the IESBA to contribute effectively to the board’s work.

Anyone, including the general public, is invited to apply or nominate candidates. For practitioner vacancies, nominations of candidates from small- and medium-sized practices (SMPs) are strongly encouraged. For non-practitioner vacancies, the nominating committee is particularly interested in applications from: 

  • preparers of financial statements;
  • users of audited financial statements or assurance reports, including investor representatives;
  • members of the corporate governance community;
  • regulators;
  • policy makers; and
  • academics.

English proficiency is essential, and an emphasis will be placed on nominations from the Asia, Latin America-Caribbean and Africa-Middle East regions. Additionally, gender balance remains an area of focus for the board.

The IESBA is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality, internationally appropriate ethics standards for professional accountants. The nominations process, with public interest oversight, aims to select the most suitable candidates for the available positions, while also aiming to achieve gender, regional and professional balance.

Deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2020. Please visit the nominating committee’s web page for more information about the vacancies and to learn how to submit an application via our online database.