Volunteer for the accounting standards board (AcSB)

The AcSB needs you! Be part of this independent body that serves the public interest by establishing standards for financial reporting by all Canadian private sector entities and by contributing to the development of IFRS.

The AcSB is looking for new members who:

  • are committed to the AcSB’s strategic direction
  • have a broad vision
  • possess an understanding of accounting concepts
  • are able to anticipate the implications of proposed standards

A balance of different backgrounds and perspectives is needed for the AcSB’s membership. The board is seeking expressions of interest from individuals:

  • with any occupational, regional or other background
  • who have deep experience in financial reporting issues

The AcSB is particularly interested in candidates who are involved in the preparation of IFRS financial statements, work in public practice with public companies, are accounting researchers in academia, or are financial statements users. Being bilingual is an asset.


This demanding but rewarding volunteer role involves a time commitment of approximately 275 hours a year, including preparation and meeting time, as well as opportunities to represent the AcSB by conducting presentations and stakeholder outreach. The AcSB normally meets face-to-face in Toronto seven times per year and by conference call at other times, unless additional face-to-face discussions are warranted. The time commitment excludes travel.

The appointment would be for a three-year term ending March 31, 2020, with possible renewal terms.

Expressions of interest should be submitted by November 30, 2016.

If you are interested in this position, know of someone who might be or need more information, contact:

Rebecca Villmann, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois)
Director, Accounting Standards, CPA Canada
Phone: +1 (416) 204-3464
Email: rvillmann@cpacanada.ca