Ross Smith

Ross is the Program and Technical Director of the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB). Ross leads the IPSASB staff team in their work to develop International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS).

Since joining the IPSASB staff in 2013 Ross has led the development and implementation of the IPSASB’s governance activities, and the establishment of the IPSASB Consultative Advisory Group. Ross also oversaw the IPSASB’s projects related to financial instruments accounting (Public Sector Specific Financial Instruments and IPSAS 41, Financial Instruments) and the development of the IPSASB Strategy and Work Plan 2019-2023, including the research and initial launch of the Natural Resources project.

Prior to joining the IPSASB, Ross worked for several years for a big-4 accounting firm in Canada and Japan. Ross focused on complex accounting and audit assignments related to public utilities, industrial companies, and financial institutions. Ross is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant.