Auditing and Assurance Standards Oversight Council (AASOC) seeks new members

The AASOC is a constantly evolving, independent volunteer body with its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing complexities of Canada’s business community. If you are passionate about playing a public interest role, consider applying.

AASOC is looking for new members! We need prominent members of the Canadian business community to protect the public interest by overseeing the auditing and assurance standard-setting process.

ABOUT AASOC

We are a constantly evolving, independent volunteer body with its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing complexities of Canada’s business community. We serve the public interest by overseeing and providing input into the activities of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) and the Independence Task Force of the Public Trust Committee — two bodies instrumental to the auditing profession.

Our broad range of public interest perspectives is critical to ensuring the profession’s standards are fit for purpose in today’s environment.

Past and present members include:

  • the CEO of the Canadian Public Accountability Board
  • a senior director at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions
  • the chief accountant at the Ontario Securities Commission
  • senior lawyers and members in business and academia

WE NEED YOU

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about playing a public interest role and have:

  • some knowledge of the technical aspects of audit, other assurance and related services, and independence standards
  • experience with financial reporting, audit and independence relevant to public companies, private companies, not-for-profits and/or governmental sectors
  • a background as a financial statement preparer, auditor, audit committee member, member in academia or other type of user perspective

Please note: You are not required to hold a professional accounting designation.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

  • work with and debate issues of public interest with other prominent members of the Canadian business community to expand your personal network
  • learn about the role various organizations play to ensure investors and the public-at-large can rely on and trust audited financial statements
  • understand the process by which audit, other assurance and independence standards are established
  • recognize the challenges involved in setting standards that apply to both large and small entities, and the implications of these challenges on oversight
  • have the opportunity to give back, while gaining in-depth knowledge and experience
  • use the opportunity to become a better board member

ABOUT THE ROLE:

  • there are four meetings per year, three of which take place in Toronto and one in another Canadian city
  • you will be asked to observe an AASB meeting and/or a Public Trust Committee Independence Task Force meeting during your term
  • this is a volunteer position that includes travel and other relevant cost reimbursement
  • the working language is English

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

For more information and/or to submit a resume, contact:
Jacqui Kuypers, CPA, CA
Staff Support, AASOC
Phone: +1 (416) 204-3445

About the Author

Jacqui Kuypers


Jacqui Kuypers, CPA, CA, is principal, Auditing and Assurance Standards, CPA Canada.

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