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1 Jun. 2017

AASB Advisory Panels – Opportunities for academics to contribute to development of accounting standards

The AASB is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from suitably qualified academics to join one or more of three advisory panels which assist the AASB to develop high quality standards for use in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in Australia. The three panels are:

  1. Project Advisory Panels (PAPs)
  2. Academic Advisory Panel (AAP)
  3. Academic Subject Expert Panels (AESPs).

See below for more details about the panels. All positions are unpaid and the time commitment is expected to be low.

Interested academics should prepare an EOI including:

  • the name (or names) of the advisory panel to which the application relates
  • a statement explaining how the applicant will be able to contribute to the panel
  • a CV showing experience relevant to the position (maximum four pages, including recent relevant publications).

Please submit applications to standard@aasb.gov.au by Monday 31 July 2017. For additional information, contact AASB Member Stephen Taylor.

Project Advisory Panels

PAPs are a key initiative of the AASB, with the objective of improving the quality of practical and relevant feedback available to the AASB. PAP members are experts in their relevant fields and have significant practical experience. The AASB plans to include an academic member, with relevant knowledge, in each panel.
See the terms of reference and membership of the PAP.

AASB Project Advisory Panels

Academic Advisory Panel (AAP)

The Academic Advisory Panel seeks two new members from within the AFAANZ community. Academics in Australia and New Zealand are invited to apply. The role of the Panel is to contribute to meeting the AASB’s strategies, particularly with regard to influencing the Australian financial reporting framework and influencing international standard setting with evidence-based research. The charter for the AAP is available at the link below. 

The Panel meets at least two times a year, in person at AFAANZ and otherwise by teleconference. The Panel is chaired by the AASB Research Director. Panel membership is usually three years and the current members are shown on the website.

Academic Subject Expert Panels (ASEPs)

The AASB seeks expressions of interest from academics interested in membership of Subject Expert Panels for any of the topic areas listed below. Panels will include a mix of people to ensure that experience of both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors are present. A subject expert is an academic who conducts research in the topic, has a demonstrated track record of peer reviewed publications, conference participation and research networks relevant to the topic. 

The role of a ASEP member is to provide advice regarding the content of research on the topic area, when asked by the AASB. The time commitment of Panel members in any year will vary according to the work program of the AASB, from zero to an amount as agreed between the Panel member and the AASB. 

Topic areas for ASEPs are as follows:

  • Australian Reporting Framework
  • Recognition and disclosure: Intangible Assets
  • Recognition and disclosure: Fair value measurement
  • Disclosure: Principles of disclosure and primary financial statements
  • Service Performance Reporting
  • Remuneration Reporting