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Vacancy: Technical Director

The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) is an Australian Government agency under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. It is a non-corporate Commonwealth entity that develops and maintains financial reporting standards applicable to entities in the private and public sectors of the Australian economy. The AASB plays a crucial role in maintaining investor confidence in the Australian economy as its Standards help guide appropriate reporting by entities of their financial performance, financial position and cashflows.

Evidence-informed decision-making is at the heart of every Standard-setting project and the AASB consults widely with senior external stakeholders nationally and internationally through targeted outreach, advisory panels, roundtables, webinars and other events.

As Technical Director of the AASB you will:

• Lead projects to collect data to guide new Standard-setting projects as well as amend existing Standards
• Lead the influencing of IASB and IPSASB projects to reflect Australia’s interests
• Liaise and collaborate with key international stakeholders in order to further the global goal of one set of Standards (some international travel is expected)
• Lead the development of domestic Standards for the public and private sectors
• Liaise with key Australian stakeholders including preparers, users, regulators, Government entities, auditors etc to identify issues, determine solutions and communicate outcomes
• Lead and facilitate AASB Board meetings and outreach activities, including managing the preparation of agenda papers and other materials
• Play a key role in the AASB senior leadership team.
About you:

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced work environment, balancing competing projects and priorities. You will be comfortable delegating and managing others in a constructive and coaching style, and work effectively with the Board and Chair. You will have:
• A strong understanding of Australian Accounting Standards (or similar Standards, such as IFRSs) and their practical application
• Detailed knowledge of technical issues and concepts across a broad range of topics, with an understanding of local and international issues in the for-profit, not-for-profit and public sectors
• An ability to interpret and apply complex legislative frameworks and Standards
• Strong strategy and planning skills
• Excellent stakeholder negotiation and influencing skills, including the ability to build trusted long-term relationships
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven people leadership – an exemplar of trust and integrity
• Must be qualified CA, CPA or equivalent.

For more information on this role please contact AASB Managing Director, Justin Williams at

Applications for the role must include a cover letter detailing candidate suitability as well as a full cv.

Closing date: Friday, 12 June 2020

Audit and Risk Committee Vacancies

• High-profile Non-Corporate Commonwealth Entity
• Key governance opportunity at Group-level
• Renumerated role on Audit, Finance and Risk Committee

A vacancy has arisen on the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee for the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) and the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB).

The AASB & AUASB are seeking an outstanding person, who can provide sound judgement and stewardship of the Committee, demonstrate extensive financial expertise, industry leadership and will have community standing as an experienced governance officer.

About the AASB & AUASB
The AASB is an Australian Government agency under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001.  The outcome of the AASB is developing, issuing and maintaining principles-based Australian accounting and external reporting standards and guidance that meet user needs and enhance external reporting consistency and quality.

The AUASB outcome is developing, issuing and maintaining in the public interest, high quality Australian auditing and assurance standards and guidance that meet user needs and enhance audit and assurance consistency and quality.

About the Committee
The Audit and Risk Committee’s (the Committee) role is to provide independent advice and assistance to the AASB/AUASB Chairs on the AASB/AUASB financial and performance reporting responsibilities, risk oversight and management, and system of internal control.  The Committee meets approximately four times a year.

Desired Skills and Attributes
We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced financial professional with proven governance experience. You will have a degree in a relevant discipline and have significant executive and governance experience in managing a complex portfolio of businesses and/or assets.

Essential Skills and Attributes
Members of the Audit Finance and Risk Committee should have the following skills and attributes:

• Knowledge of the PGPA Act is highly desirable
• Previously served on an Audit, Finance and Risk Committee or similar;
• The capacity to anticipate, identify and mitigate both strategic and operational risks;
• A strong grasp of governance principles developed within the industry;
• The ability to further develop, model and champion a culture of risk awareness and management;
• Demonstrated leadership with the ability to inform and brief fellow Committee members on current organisational matters and strategies and the ability to lead constructive and timely discussion and debate, drawing on the expertise of the members;

More information
For further information about this role, please contact Lisa Geier, Finance & Compliance Manager at

Details about the AASB or AUASB can be found on our websites and  A copy of the ARC charter is available at the following link.

Applicants are asked to provide a covering letter outlining their skills and attributes and a current Resume (no longer than five pages). Expressions of Interest will be received by email at until close of business on Friday, 19 June, 2020.