The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) is searching for an International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) chair.
IFAC said the chosen chairman will serve on a remunerated basis, for a minimum of 100 days per year, beginning January 2013 to replace current chair Ken Dakdduk. The IESBA chair is appointed for a three-year term by the IFAC Board with approval by the Public Interest Oversight Board.
The chair duties include enabling, encouraging and promoting a deeper understanding by stakeholders and the public of the strategies and activities of the IESBA. They will also lead the strategic direction of the IESBA, working closely with senior staff and helping to facilitate the deliberative and consultative processes that underpin the authority of the IESBA and the legitimacy of its standards and activities.
In addition, the chair will be involved in developing and maintaining effective relationships with national standard setters, regulators, and other key stakeholders.
IESBA is an independent standard-setting body that issues the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, intended to apply to the actions and decisions of all professional accountants, including those in business. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IESBA are facilitated by IFAC.
IESBA said the position is not restricted to professional accountants but any applying for the position must have had no direct relationship with an audit firm for at least three years. Applications are due by 10 February 2012.