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Treasury Vacancy N.N. 10758584
Department of the Treasury Closing date: Friday, 20 September 2019
Job Title: Chair, Australian Accounting Standards Board
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) is the Commonwealth statutory body responsible for setting accounting standards for companies, not-for-profit entities and the public sector. The Chair is appointed by the Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer.

The Chair of the AASB has statutory responsibility for the management of the Office of the AASB.

The successful candidate will also represent the AASB as a member of the Financial Reporting Council which has strategic oversight responsibilities in relation to accounting and auditing standard setting in Australia. The AASB also works closely with the International Accounting Standards Board in the development of global accounting standards.

The successful candidate will have strong managerial and leadership capabilities. They will chair a twelve-member board and lead technical and support staff in the delivery of key objectives including:

• developing, issuing and maintaining principles-based Australian accounting and external reporting standards and guidance that meet user needs and enhance external reporting consistency and quality; and

• leading Australia’s contribution to the development of a single set of accounting and external reporting standards for world-wide use.

As well as the ability to engage with a broad range of domestic and international stakeholders the successful candidate will have strong strategic planning and communication skills, appropriate technical expertise, an understanding of the role played by accounting standards in business, government, and the not-for-profit sector, and a strong public policy focus.

This is a challenging senior opportunity. It is expected that the position will be full-time, but flexible arrangements may be considered for an outstanding candidate. The appointment would be for a term of up to 5 years.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing engagement will be for a period of up to five years.

To Apply

Position Contact: Christine Barron, 02 6263 4946
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS36-Fri - 30 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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