Board Director at the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB)

Volunteer Opportunity – Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Are you interested in contributing to auditing and assurance standard- setting in Canada?

If so, the Auditing and Assurance Oversight Council (AASOC) is looking for you.

AASOC is seeking a prominent member from the Canadian business community to appoint to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB). The AASB protects the public interest by contributing to auditing and assurance standard setting in Canada.


About the AASB

The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) is an independent body with the authority and responsibility to set standards and guidance for quality management, audit, other assurance and related services engagement in Canada.

Past and present AASB members consist of a diverse group of members with a range of experience from various locations across Canada.


We need you

Responsible for volunteer appointments, AASOC maintains a balance of different backgrounds and perspectives amongst the AASB’s members. At this time, the AASB requires one new member with the following key attributes:

• a practitioner with an understanding of emerging technologies; and/or  

• a practitioner with experience in assurance on sustainability, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and similar information.


Candidates from Western Canada are particularly encouraged to apply.

AASOC will consider the following qualities during the selection process:

• Strong public interest perspective and an ability to serve in their personal capacity.

• Sufficient time and scheduling flexibility.

• Knowledge in a specialized sector, although members are sought primarily to bring broad perspectives.

• Ability to work collaboratively to reach a consensus to develop high quality standards.


What’s in it for you

• Give back, while gaining in-depth knowledge and experience.

• Learn about the emerging environmental factors impacting assurance and related services standards in Canada.

• Contribute to addressing the challenges involved in setting standards that apply to all Canadian entities, in both the private and public sectors.


About the role

This demanding but rewarding volunteer role involves the following:

• A minimum time commitment of approximately 250 hours a year, including preparation and meeting time. (Please note: the estimated time commitment excludes potential travel for meetings).

• Currently one or two three-hour video conference meetings per month. When conditions permit and travel resumes, approximately four face-to-face meetings per year in Toronto.

• Effective April 1, 2022 for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewing for a second term.

• Unpaid, with travel and other relevant costs reimbursed.


The working language of the AASB is English.


Apply today!

AASOC continues to prioritize diversity and inclusion on its Council and throughout the Boards. Lasting change can only happen if we all take action to address systemic racism and structural inequality, while creating opportunities for underrepresented communities. As such, AASOC is partnering with BIPOC Executive Search to ensure an applicant list that has greater representation from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, thereby reflecting Canada’s diverse population. We also encourage nominations for women, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and persons with disabilities. AASOC encourages all qualified candidates to apply online. Alternatively, apply through the “BIPOC Executive Search” app, which can be downloaded through the Apple Store or Google Play.

We thank everyone for their expression of interest – and are truly appreciative of the time individuals put into applying – but with the limitations of time only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in our volunteer recruitment process, please email us at and we’ll be happy to work with you to meet your needs as they relate to interviewing for these positions.


To be considered for appointment as an AASB member, please provide an expression of interest and CV outlining the following:

• Your interest in this role.  

• Your strengths and capabilities relevant to the role.


Staff Contact(s)

Stephenie Fox, FCPA, FCA

Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting & Assurance Standards Canada

+1 416 204 3277


Applications are due Friday, September 3, 2021