Technical Associate : Job Vacancy

£43,000 + benefits, London

Who we are and what we do

The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest. The Foundation’s principal objective is to develop a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted financial reporting standards (IFRSs) through its standard-setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). The Technical staff develop IFRSs for the IASB. The staff work within teams, each of which focuses on a specific group of technical projects.

What we are looking for

Technical Associates work within a technical team and provide technical assistance, carry out research and analysis, and provide technical support for the IASB and its committees. This involves:

  • analysing comment letters;
  • preparing illustrative examples;
  • assisting with Board paper preparation;
  • taking minutes of technical meetings;
  • technical research;
  • peer reviewing papers;
  • drafting decision summaries.

Technical Associates are normally appointed for a two year term.

What you will need

Experience and qualifications sought:

  • Business related degree.
  • Masters degree or accountancy/CFA qualification.
  • Experience of applying or interpreting IFRS or National GAAP.
  • Experience of technical report writing.
  • Experience in an academically rigorous environment.
  • Experience of accounting, economics, finance, investment/banking, academia or standard setting or regulation.

Skills and attributes required:

  • Good standard of written and oral English and the ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Strong team ethic and ability to work effectively with other people.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Commitment to the objective and processes of the IASB and to the ideals of standard setting in the public interest.

How to apply

Please click here for a more detailed description of the role and requirements.

To apply, please send a detailed CV and covering letter outlining why you meet the requirements of the role via: recruitment@ifrs.org by 12 August 2011.

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