(New York, New York, November 16, 2015) – The International Federation of Accountants® (IFAC®) Nominating Committee issued today the Call for Nominations for the IFAC Board and Committees in 2017 along with the companion guide, Developing a Nominations Strategy. The Call for Nominations sets out the upcoming opportunities for membership on the IFAC Board, Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP), and four committees—Professional Accountancy Organization (PAO) Development Committee, Professional Accountants in Business Committee (PAIBC), Small and Medium Practices Committee (SMPC), and Nominating Committee.

For 2017, there are 29 vacancies on the Board and committees, including two leadership positions due to expiring terms—IFAC Deputy President and SMPC Chair.

The Nominating Committee is looking for a senior and highly respected member of the profession who is committed to IFAC’s mission and strategy to fill the position of Deputy President.  After two years of service, the Deputy President is expected to stand for the office of IFAC President, with an estimated time commitment of 60 percent to 80 percent of a full-time position. Therefore candidates should be prepared for a significant time and travel commitment over the four-year period.

All vacancies on the Board and committees are open for nominations by IFAC member organizations.

“Volunteers are central to IFAC’s effective functioning, and that of its committees,” said Nominating Committee Chair Olivia Kirtley. “We are indebted to them for their time and commitment to the accountancy profession and the public interest. We thank all our member organizations for their continued support and look forward to receiving their nominations.”

The Nominating Committee encourages all IFAC member organizations to review the Call for Nominations, including the detailed information regarding open vacancies, composition targets, specific membership qualifications, and requirements. The Call also offers strategic guidance in selecting candidates, including identifying the most qualified nominee for each available position.

Nominations can be submitted online via the Nominations Database  by February 15, 2016. Please note the earlier deadline compared to prior years to allow the Nominating Committee additional time to review all nominations prior to its first meeting.

Additional information on the Nominating Committee and its open, transparent process is available on the Nominating Committee web page.