18 November 2015
The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) recently issued 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, its Compliance Advisory Panel, and its committees - Professional Accountancy Organization Development Committee (PAODC), Professional Accountants in Business Committee (PAIBC), Small and Medium Practices Committee (SMPC), and the 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. All vacancies on the Board and committees are open for nominations by IFAC members.
CAPA encourages all professional accountancy organisations in the region that are IFAC members to consider nominating candidates where suitable positions are available.
All those interested should 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 through the Nominations Database (instructions are included in the Call for Nominations). All nominations should be submitted before 15 February 2016; any nominations submitted after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Nominating Committee. For additional information on the Nominating Committee, its process, and how to submit a nomination, visit the IFAC website at: http://www.ifac.org/news-events/2015-11/ifac-issues-call-nominations-its-board-and-committees-2017