Invitation: Application for the IFAC Young Leaders Collective

Published date: May 10, 2024

The Collective serves as a platform for IFAC to engage with the voices of tomorrow and understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As a member of the Collective, younger professionals will collaborate with peers from around the globe, share insights, and influence IFAC’s direction on crucial initiatives, including sustainability, fighting corruption, artificial intelligence, and talent attraction and retention.

This opportunity is open to talented accounting students and young professionals are encouraged to apply by 31 May 2024. Click here to learn about the benefits of this program.

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Full details on member criteria and the application process are described below:

Member Criteria

  • English language fluency
  • Comfortable sharing ideas in group settings
  • Good at listening to differing opinions and the ideas of others
  • Respect for others/cultural awareness; able to operate in a multi-cultural context
  • Open minded
  • Growth mindset
  • An interest in one or more of IFAC’s key areas: sustainability, anti-corruption, public financial management, international corporation and development, technology, etc.
  • Access to technology to enable Zoom meetings, use of a SharePoint site, etc.

 Details on the Collective

  • 22-28 members serving one-year terms, with the possibility of being asked to be reappointed for an additional year.
  • Time commitment of 30-40 hours over the year, including two virtual meetings a year (4 hours in length).
  • The first meeting is tentatively planned for August 2024

Application Process

  • Application deadline: 31 May 2024
  • Applicants will need to submit a resume or CV and upload a recording (video preferred, maximum 2 minutes) on why they want to be part of this initiative.

This is a public call for applications, with a preference for those with a letter of recommendation from an IFAC member organisation, IFAC network partner, or Forum of Firms member. Please provide individuals you believe are excellent candidates with a letter of recommendation for them to include in their application.