IESBA Encourages Qualified Candidates to Apply
The Invitations for Applications for vacancies on the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) have been issued by the Public Interest Oversight Board’s (PIOB) Standard-Setting Boards Nominations Committee for terms beginning January 1, 2024. The application period is open until February 10, 2023.
The Invitations for Applications are open to all individuals and interested organizations, including those representing investors and the corporate governance community, regulatory bodies, national standard setters, audit practitioners, professional accountancy organizations and public sector organizations, and those in academia. Individuals may also make nominations on their own behalf.
These vacancies are exciting opportunities for experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to the evolving multi-stakeholder and multi-cultural composition of each board. Importantly, there is a tremendous opportunity to take part in the IESBA´s project to gain further global recognition and acceptance of its ethics and independence standards as a cornerstone of trustworthy reporting and assurance of financial and sustainability information, thereby contributing to safeguarding the proper functioning of financial markets and economies worldwide.
As the International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) is adopted or used in more than 130 jurisdictions worldwide, geographical balance is key to equipping the IESBA with the necessary regional experience and insights to develop relevant and globally operable ethics and independence standards. In this context, considering the current composition of the IESBA, applications are particularly, but not exclusively, sought from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania.
For additional information on IAASB or IESBA nominations, please see the PIOB’s nominations web page or email SSBNomination@ipiob.org.
About the IESBA
The IESBA is an independent global standard-setting board. The IESBA's mission is to serve the public interest by setting ethics standards, including auditor independence requirements, which seek to raise the bar for ethical conduct and practice for all professional accountants through a robust, globally operable International Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants (including International Independence Standards) (the Code).
The IESBA believes a single set of high-quality ethics standards enhances the quality and consistency of services provided by professional accountants, thus contributing to public trust and confidence in the accountancy profession. The IESBA sets its standards in the public interest with advice from the IESBA Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) and under the oversight of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).