For career opportunities with the External Reporting Board see our current vacancies listed below.
- Newly created role
- Thought leadership across both financial and sustainability assurance standards
- Highly influential position with leadership responsibilities
The External Reporting Board (“XRB”) is a Crown entity and is responsible for the development and issuing of accounting, auditing, and assurance standards in New Zealand. Ultimately the XRB’s purpose is to ensure New Zealand prospers through effective decision making informed by high-quality, credible and integrated reporting.
Working closely with the Director – Assurance this newly created position will play a key role in maintaining the completeness of the XRB’s Assurance Standards, including assurance over non-financial information. Leading the activities of the Assurance Team, you will be tasked with providing thought leadership and oversight over technical standard-setting.
Key accountabilities include:
- Maintaining the high-quality and completeness of the XRB’s Assurance Standards;
- Monitoring and managing the delivery of standard-setting projects as conducted by the Assurance Team staff;
- Promoting assurance through constituent engagement activities and providing thought leadership;
- Supporting opportunities to influence the development of international assurance and ethical standards.
- Demonstrated senior leader with outstanding skills in stakeholder management.
- Knowledge and experience of current auditing and assurance theory and practice in New Zealand.
- A focus on future assurance developments to ensure the standards and frameworks remain relevant and continue to meet user needs.
- Highly capable leadership qualities across developing and leading high performing and highly motivated teams, coaching and mentoring and programme management.
- Strong communication skills, written and verbal including the ability to consistently present a confident, credible and positive image of the organisation to all stakeholders.
- Display independent thinking and offer thought leadership.
- An understanding of the planning and reporting requirements within public sector.
This is an excellent opportunity to influence at a senior level not only financial assurance standards, be an instrumental thought leader in emerging sustainability assurance standards which will impact Aotearoa for future generations to come. While ideally the role would be based in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch would also be considered.
For further information please contact Richard Gray-Smith on 09 200 2028 or Dale Gray on 09 913 0172.
To apply email email@example.com.
Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically. Applications will close on Friday 16th December.
- Assist in NZ’s efforts to achieve a low-emissions economy for future generations
- Exciting chance to work at the global cutting edge of sustainability reporting
- Work with a tight-knit and influential organisation which can affect real change
The External Reporting Board (“XRB”) is an independent Crown entity and is responsible for the development and issuing of accounting, climate-related, and auditing and assurance standards in New Zealand. Ultimately the XRB’s purpose is to ensure New Zealand prospers through effective decision making informed by high-quality, credible and integrated reporting.
From 2023, approximately 200 of New Zealand’s largest organisations will be required to disclose their climate-related risks and opportunities. New Zealand is among the first countries in the world to require mandatory climate-related disclosures, and the XRB is responsible for developing and delivering the climate-related disclosure standards. The XRB aims to be a world leader in climate and non-financial reporting standards and guidance development and is also considering Te Ao Māori as part of this work.
About this role
Reporting to the Director Sustainability Reporting, this role will work on both climate-related disclosures guidance, and the development of broader sustainability reporting guidance. It requires working closely with stakeholders in other parts of the reporting system (preparers, users, regulators, advisors etc. both nationally and internationally) on the development and uptake of the XRB’s work.
In addition to climate, this role will focus on all aspects of non-financial reporting (also known as sustainability reporting, or Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting), with the aim of enabling a more holistic understanding of how entities operate. This role would also include contributing to the XRB’s Ngā pou o te kawa ora project.
As a senior member of the team, you’ll be required to support the wider organisation as a subject matter expert within the remit of sustainability reporting, looking for shared learnings and engaging with external stakeholders within a targeted communications strategy.
- Knowledge of sustainability topics such as climate change, biodiversity, sustainable finance, living standards/wellbeing frameworks;
- Experienced in non-financial reporting in theory and practice in either the public or private sectors; (ideal but not essential)
- Highly developed analytical skills and creative problem solving abilities;
- Excellent demonstrated internal and broad external stakeholder management skills;
- Able to digest, summarise, and communicate large volumes of (mostly written) material;
- An open and forward-thinking learning mindset.
This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark in a varied and dynamic role within a small, nimble team.
Location is flexible for the right candidate, although ideally Wellington. This role will involve some domestic travel.
For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Richard on 09 200 2028.
To apply email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically.