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Project Director - International Accounting Standards







Project Director - International Accounting Standards

  • Are you a fully qualified accountant with significant post-qualification experience?
  • Do you have a good knowledge and understanding of the financial reporting environment for listed companies and a keen interest in IFRS.
  • Do you have experience in technical accounting work or standard-setting

This not-for-profit body serves the UK public good by influencing and contributing to the research and development of high-quality international financial reporting standards and their adoption for use in the UK.

The Role:
The role involves delivering allocated projects. This may include projects to influence the development of new or amended IFRS, to assess new or amended or to carry out research projects.

Duties are likely to include:

    • Developing a project plan with key milestones and clearly set responsibilities.
    • Co-ordinating and reviewing the work of allocated project teams.
    • Engaging with the international debate including the IASB's proposals and decisions, identifying and analysing any issues and concerns, and developing solutions, together with relevant technical arguments to support your analysis.
  • Gathering evidence and assessingstakeholders' views on the project and any proposals e.g. by performing desk-based research on the existing material, outreach with stakeholders and other standard setters, using formal and informal means as appropriate. This may include presentations to stakeholders.
    • Preparing and presenting high-quality technical papers for the body, discussing them with the project team and Technical Director, and revising them as appropriate, within project deadlines.
    • Developing draft comment letters and draft Endorsement Criteria Assessments for input from the organisation and for public comment.
    • Preparing impact assessments and Feedback Statements, as appropriate to the stage of the project.
    • A Project Director may also be required to act as Secretariat lead of an Advisory Group or working group.
    • Arranging for publication of documents.

The Person:
The ideal candidate will have a relevant professional qualification or be a qualified accountant with approximately a minimum of 5 years PQE although all candidates who demonstrate an ability will be considered

The ideal candidates will have:

    • Good knowledge and understanding of the financial reporting environment for listed companies and a keen interest in IFRS.
    • Ideally, experience in technical accounting work or standard-setting or the ability to demonstrate a clear interest in these activities.
    • Superior written and communication skills.
    • Ability to create and maintain key external relationships.
    • Ability to interact effectively and respectfully with stakeholders.
    • Ability to analyse competing positions and develop practical solutions.
    • Ability to work as part of a team and deliver to tight deadlines.

This organisation offer an excellent work/life balance, hybrid working with 4 days a fortnight in the office and a wide range of other benefits. Travel to this organisations London office is required approx. 3 times a month


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