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Academics with corporate reporting expertise to apply for academic fellow at EFRAG by 15 May 2021​

EFRAG is seeking an academic fellow with experience in financial reporting and IFRS, or sustainability reporting and a good understanding of broader corporate reporting to work with EFRAG during a sabbatical leave period of between 6 months and two years.

EFRAG values conceptual and empirical contribution of academic researchers in its technical activity and is investing in its research activities and liaison and cooperation with academics. EFRAG is working both on its own Research Agenda and also contributes European views and insights to the IASB’s research activities. In addition, EFRAG is since 2018 active in the sustainability reporting domain. Since 2017 EFRAG operates an Academic Panel   and an Academic Network. EFRAG organises and contributes to academic workshops. 

The academic fellow will help us to develop these activities further and provide input from an academic perspective and experience to EFRAG’s activities.  In consultation with EFRAG’s leadership team, the successful applicant will also identify which of the available projects he or she will focus on, in order to ensure relevance to his or her own academic work and future publications.

If you are interested, please submit an application (including motivation letter and CV) at rh@efrag.org.

We would appreciate to receive expressions of interest by 15 May 2021.

Grasp this opportunity to become an academic fellow at EFRAG and be part of a unique organisation that works in the public interest in the corporate reporting field!​

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Work with EFRAG - internships

We offer opportunities for university students and recent graduates in the form of internships lasting between three and 12 months. This will allow interns to acquire an understanding of EFRAG’s work in the financial reporting and/or sustainability reporting fields.

Applicants for an internship are eager to keep learning to get a taste of professional life, discover how we make an impact that matters, and get ahead in your career!

You will gain:

  • An overview of the EFRAG’s objectives and activities
  • A first professional and personal experience in the dynamic world of corporate reporting standard setting and the identification of good reporting practices in an European and global environment
  • Practical knowledge in your area of study

You will work in the EFRAG offices in Brussels (COVID-19 circumstances permitting).

Application requirements
You must have a University degree or be in the final year of your Masters in economics, finance, accountancy or related subjects. In addition, you must meet the following criteria:
  • A demonstrated ability to conduct analytical work, exercise good judgment and work as part of a team;
  • Be proficient in English 

EFRAG pays a compensation based on a Belgium internship contract as a contribution to living costs.

If you want to be our next intern, please submit your CV and motivation letter to Saskia Slomp, by email on rh@efrag.org.

We will only contact those identified as being suitable for an assignment to discuss their application and availability.
By responding to this request, you agree that EFRAG processes the data you have provided through your CV, cover letter and any other document. EFRAG will store your CV, covering letter and any other document for a period of one year.

What is EFRAG?
EFRAG is the leading European force in the global financial reporting debate. It was established in 2001 by European stakeholder organisations with an interest in financial reporting, representing the business community, investors and the accountancy profession. EFRAG's activities are aimed at ensuring that European views on the development of financial reporting standards are properly and clearly articulated in the international standard-setting process, so that ultimately IFRS Standards and Interpretations are fit for Europe. Following the implementation of the reform in 2014, EFRAG's activities include assessing whether IFRS Standards proposals/requirements are conducive to the European public good and impact assessments including early-stage analysis. This includes the interaction with economic concerns such as financial stability and economic growth. EFRAG works closely with the IASB, National Standard Setters and European stakeholder organisations, in Europe and worldwide.

In 2018 with the establishment of the European Lab EFRAG has enhanced its activities in the wider corporate reporting debate. In 2020 EFRAG received two mandate from the European Commission on preparatory work on EU sustainability reporting standard setting.
EFRAG is operating in a fast-evolving environment. It is attentive to the need to adapt its activities and its governance to meet new opportunities and challenges in corporate reporting.


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​Are you a financial reporting professional interested or experienced in technical financial reporting matters and/or a sustainability reporting professional with corporate reporting expertise? Next step in your career: JOIN EFRAG!

 

From time to time EFRAG has specific vacancies for (junior) technical managers at particular levels for which we may advertise separately. We also welcome applications (CV and motivation letters) from suitably qualified individuals at any time even if no specific vacancy is advertised.

Working at EFRAG can be a step in your career or part of your career in standard setting. We offer various possibilities including being an EFRAG employee or being seconded by your firm or company.

What is EFRAG?

EFRAG is the leading European force in the global financial reporting debate. It was established in 2001 by European stakeholder organisations with an interest in financial reporting, representing the business community, investors and the accountancy profession. EFRAG's activities are aimed at ensuring that European views on the development of financial reporting standards are properly and clearly articulated in the international standard-setting process, so that ultimately IFRS Standards are fit for Europe. Following the implementation of the reform in 2014, EFRAG's activities include assessing whether IFRS Standards proposals/requirements are conducive to the European public good and impact assessments. This includes the interaction with economic concerns such as financial stability and economic growth. EFRAG works closely with the IASB, National Standard Setters and European stakeholder organisations, in Europe and worldwide.

In 2018 with the establishment of the European Lab EFRAG has enhanced its activities in the wider corporate reporting debate. In 2020 EFRAG received two mandates from  the European Commission on preparatory work on EU sustainability reporting standard setting.

EFRAG is operating in a fast-evolving environment. It is attentive to the need to adapt its activities and its governance to meet new opportunities and challenges in corporate reporting.

Why join EFRAG?

Joining EFRAG represents a unique opportunity to acquire or develop further insider knowledge and understanding of the standards that are being developed by the IASB and which are due to be implemented by European companies or be involved in EFRAG European Lab’s sustainability reporting activities.  

EFRAG's offices are located in Brussels, at the heart of Europe. Working at EFRAG will give you the opportunity to discuss  IFRS Standards, sustainability and wider corporate reporting issues at the highest level, with European experts, the IASB and sustainability  reporting initiatives  representatives.

There are various possibilities to become our colleague: permanent employee, employee on a limited term contract or seconded by your current employer. The latter allows accounting firms or other companies to further train their corporate reporting professionals to develop high-level technical knowledge in a European and international context.  EFRAG also welcomes internships (between 3 to 12 months) and has an academic fellow on its staff from time to time. We would be happy to examine the various possibilities with you.

Working at EFRAG offers an attractive step in your career or can be part of your career in standard setting. Our former colleagues are at present active in a wide range of professional activities with audit firms, companies, banks, standard setters and authorities. What they have all in common, is their knowledge, expertise and experience in financial reporting using IFRS Standards or sustainability reporting. 

What would you do at EFRAG?

You will be involved in research and analyses, supporting EFRAG's activities to influence the developments in IFRS Standards in the most proactive way and leading to the publication of EFRAG comment letters, discussion papers or endorsement advices to the European Commission including early stage analysis. As part of our European Lab activities you support the current projects in term of research and outreach.  Under the supervision of the EFRAG Management Team, you will work on various projects in small teams.  

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for candidates with a keen interest in financial and/or sustainability reporting who are eager to participate in the global accounting standard-setting process and the corporate reporting developments.

How to apply?

If you are interested in joining EFRAG, please send your CV, together with a covering letter explaining your interest, to Saskia Slomp, by email on rh@efrag.org.

By applying to this job announcement you agree that EFRAG processes the data you have provided through your CV, covering letter and any other document.

EFRAG will store your CV, covering letter and any other document for a period of one year in its database.

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