EFRAG is seeking financial reporting professionals with IFRS expertise to join its technical staff!
EFRAG is a young and growing organisation responsible for strengthening European Influence on the development of International Financial Reporting Standards. It offers a challenging and inspiring place to work. At EFRAG you can further develop your IFRS technical expertise in a multi-cultural environment and a cooperative atmosphere.
EFRAG seeks IFRS experts for involvement at various levels in its organisation. You are a financial reporting professional, with a general corporate or financial institution background and interested or experienced in technical financial reporting matters? Apply for a project manager or senior project manager function with EFRAG.
Why join EFRAG?
Joining EFRAG represents a unique opportunity to acquire or develop further detailed knowledge and understanding of the standards that are being prepared by the IASB and which are due to be implemented by European companies. Working at EFRAG will give you the opportunity to discuss IFRS technical issues at a high level, with European experts and IASB representatives.
You can become a (senior) project manager, either as a permanent employee of EFRAG, or via a secondment agreement with your company based on flexible arrangements; the latter to facilitate accounting firms or other companies who desire their financial reporting professionals to develop high-level technical knowledge in a European and international context.
What does a project manager do at EFRAG?
Project managers are responsible for research and technical analyses, supporting the EFRAG Technical Expert Group and EFRAG advisory working groups discussions, and leading to the publication of EFRAG comment letters (as part of the IASB consultation process) or discussion papers (as part of EFRAG proactive activities). Under the supervision of the EFRAG Technical Director or Research Director, project managers work on various projects in small teams.
In addition, senior project managers have a role in managing and supervising the work of project managers, developing project proposals, ensuring the technical quality of the various deliverables of the projectwhile understanding the political and strategic aspects of it - contributing to staff development and contributing to the leadership of EFRAG.
We are looking for candidates from various backgrounds with a keen interest in financial reporting and who are eager to participate in the global accounting standard-setting process. We welcome applications from candidates with various levels of experience and expertise, from a general financial reporting background or with a financial institution background (with financial instruments experience), given the wide series of issues that we have to address.
Your profile has the following characteristics:
• Professionally-recognised accounting degree or relevant qualification
• Good knowledge of IFRS, consolidation and the financial reporting environment of listed companies
• Ideally, be experienced with technical accounting work or standard setting
• Good strategic and analytical thinking skills
• Fluent in English (written and spoken)
• Good writing skills
• Good communication skills
• Good organisation skills
• Personal attributes:
o Ability to liaise with senior people
o Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
o Strong interpersonal skills
o Ability to work independently
o Ability to work in a team
o Sense of diplomacy
o Ability to work under pressure and to cope with deadlines
How to apply?
If you interested in joining EFRAG as a project manager or senior project manager, please send your CV, together with a covering letter explaining your interest, to Saskia Slomp, Director at EFRAG, 35 Square de Meeûs B -1000 Brussels, or by email to email@example.com.
What is EFRAG?
EFRAG is the leading European force in the global financial reporting debate, established in 2001 by European stakeholder organisations with an interest in financial reporting, representing the business community, investors and the accountancy profession. EFRAG’s main aim is to influence the development of IFRS from a European perspective and to provide the European Commission, as technical advisor, with technical expertise and advice on the technical quality of IFRS. EFRAG works closely with the IASB and National Standard Setters, in Europe and worldwide. In this regard, EFRAG has two streams of work:
• proactive work – contributing to and influencing early thinking on significant financial reporting issues
• development of comment letters and endorsement advice on IASB or IFRS Interpretation Committee or IFRS Foundation pronouncements
EFRAG’s offices are in Brussels, the capital of Europe. Further information about EFRAG can be found at http://www.efrag.org/Front/c1-262/EFRAG-Facts.aspx.
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