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.
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