Seeking Volunteer Members to Serve on the IPSASB
The Nominating Committee is seeking to fill six vacancies for volunteer members to serve on the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) for an initial term of up to three years, commencing January 1, 2023.
Candidates should have a public sector background and/or experience in standard setting to be able to contribute to the work of the Board. The IPSASB operates in English, so proficiency (both written and oral) is essential.
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.
Members are expected to attend four in-person meetings per year that are mainly held in Toronto, Canada. Total time commitment (excluding travel) is approximately 35–50 days per year, depending on members’ involvement with projects, outreach, and IPSASB leadership roles.
For 2023 vacancies, the Nominating Committee is particularly interested in candidates for Public Member positions, i.e., those who represent the broader public interest with a perspective informed by diverse experiences and a proven track record of public interest responsibilities such as public policy development, public sector assurance, public financial management reform, macro-economic analysis, or research related to either public sector accounting or public financial management reforms.
Financial support is available for qualifying members and public members who do not have a nominating organization.
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, particularly from the Africa–Middle East region.
For more information, please see the Call for Nominations and apply by January 31, 2022.
The IPSASB is an independent standard-setting body that serves the public interest by setting high-quality accounting standards for use by public sector entities around the world in the preparation of general purpose financial reports.