Volunteer opportunities within the profession

Volunteer opportunities within the profession

Each year, thousands of Alberta CPAs take the time to volunteer, and their efforts and talents make a huge difference to the organizations they serve, both within the profession and the wider community.

There are currently some interesting opportunities for Alberta CPAs to use their expertise in helping advance the profession, both at the provincial and international level.

 

OPPORTUNITIES WITH CPA ALBERTA

CPA Alberta could not fulfill its important mandate without the dedication and commitment of its many volunteers. There are currently two volunteer opportunities within CPA Alberta, on committees that help ensure the competence, integrity, and professionalism of Alberta CPAs.

CPA Alberta Bylaws & Rules Committee Members

The purpose of the Bylaws & Rules Committee is to the assist the CPA Alberta Board regarding recommendations and exposure drafts relevant to Alberta, including those from the Independence Task Force, Uniform Rules Standing Committee, Professional Liability Insurance Committee, and Continuing Professional Development Committee. As well, the Bylaws & Rules Committee recommends to the Board (or its designate) potential changes to the rules of professional conduct or guidance that should be forwarded to national committees such as the Uniform Rules Standing Committee.

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CPA Alberta Practice Review Committee Member

Practice Review Committee members play an integral role in CPA Alberta’s practice review process by bringing their judgment, experience, and knowledge to the work of the Committee.

The purpose of practice review is to promote high standards of practice in professional accounting firms and professional service providers, and in general, maintain and improve the competence of the profession. The objective of practice review is the protection of the public by assessing the compliance with professional standards of firms that perform assurance, compilation and other specified engagements, and by taking appropriate follow-up or remedial action in instances of non-compliance. The public is further protected by practice review providing an educational experience to members/firms.

Committee member applications are accepted year-round, but positions are generally appointed for terms starting July 1 of each year.

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For further information on either of these volunteer positions with CPA Alberta, please contact or apply with resume to practicereview@cpaalberta.ca.

OPPORTUNITIES WITH IFRS FOUNDATION

The IFRS Foundation is seeking three Trustees: one from Asia Oceania, one from Africa and one At-Large member. The At-Large member can be from any geographic region and stakeholder background, but when considering candidates for any At-Large seats, Trustees will take into account the current balance of the overall group. Preference will be given to those who are considered to have the relevant skills and experience and who fall within the criteria as stipulated on the IFRS website.

Qualified candidates should have top-level experience in an organization with an interest in accounting standards. They should demonstrate a firm commitment to serving the public interest, to the work of the Foundation, and to the Board as a high-quality global standard-setter. They should be financially knowledgeable and be able to meet the time commitment, which includes, but is not limited to, up to four two-day meetings each year. Trustees should have an understanding of, and be sensitive to, the challenges associated with the adoption and application of high-quality global accounting standards developed for use in the world’s capital markets and by other users. Current employees of organizations represented on the Monitoring Board will no longer be eligible for consideration.

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Please indicate interest by sending a covering letter and curriculum vitae by 20 April 2018 to Sheila Fraser, Chair of the Nominating Committee, IFRS Foundation, 30 Cannon Street, London EC4M 6XH, United Kingdom or by email to jrobinson@ifrs.org.

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